Primates: Provide gum (including artificial gum)
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Some small primates, such as marmosets, eat gum in the wild by gouging in tree branches and eat the gum that accumulates. In captivity we can provide artificial gum in hollow feeders or painted on rough bark. The aim is to encourage foraging behaviour and promote feeding behaviours seen in the wild.