BPZ PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This revolutionary gecko diet is THE FIRST to use insect protein as the number one source of protein instead of whey, soy, or pea. Completely non-GMO and human grade (yes, including even the insects)!

Black Panther Zoological  believe  that “frugivorous gecko” is a misnomer. The staple diet in the wild is typically insect based while fruit simply comprises a small percentage. They let nature do what nature does best, and use only whole ingredients which provide the broadest spectrum of vitamin and mineral diversity and complete nutrition. 

Their novel COMPLETE DIET is designed to offer just that. With the delicious flavour of tropical mangos, bananas, guavas and papaya, and the unparalleled nutritional composition of insect protein, it’s hard for any gecko to resist!

Ingredients:

Insect protein powder, dried honey powder, brown rice flour, mango, banana, calcium citrate, xanthan gum, guava, spirulina algae, carrot, dried hibiscus flower, papaya, beet root

BPZ Colorbomb

A fresh new spin on the Black Panther Zoological regular diet: BPZ is now offering a complete diet that full of natural colour-enhancing carotenoids, anthocyanins, and a boost of tyrosine to promote eumelanin production. AND STILL WITH THEIR EXCLUSIVE INSECT PROTEIN! Flavored with all-natural, human grade, 100% non GMO fruit: Strawberry Banana!

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Black Panthers Zoological Supplys revolutionary gecko diet, which was the first using insect protein as the number one source of protein instead of whey, soy, or pea. Completely non-GMO and human grade (yes, including even the insects)!

The staple diet in the wild is typically insect based while fruit simply comprises a small percentage. They let nature do what nature does best, and use only whole ingredients which provide the broadest spectrum of vitamin and mineral diversity and complete nutrition. Their novel COMPLETE DIET is designed to offer just that. With the delicious flavour of tropical mangos, bananas, guavas and papaya, and the unparalleled nutritional composition of insect protein, it’s hard for any gecko to resist!

Formulated for the insectivore with 28% protein

100% Insect-based protein source

No whey, no egg, no nonsense!

Human grade tropical fruits

Raw carotenoids for COLOUR​

​No artificial flavours or manufactured preservatives

Non-GMO

Black Panthers Zoological novel gecko diet is designed to deliver exactly what your gecko has evolved to metabolize over their 100 million years of existence . The protein source they use is solely insect-based, for a number of reasons. Firstly, plant-based protein sources lack certain essential amino acids​ while animal (or insect) derived protein is complete. Geckos haven't particularly been observed seeking out vegetative matter in the wild, so why should we feed it to them in captivity? Other protein sources such as egg or whey also come with a burden. To give a bit of background, biotin is a vitamin (specifically a coenzyme) that is required for cell growth, the synthesis of fatty acids, and to metabolize proteins and fats. It is found ubiquitously in small amounts in most sources of nutrition. Eggs contain a large amount of avidin, a protein that binds biotin and blocks the body from using it. Pasteurization has been suggested as a method to inactivate avidin, though most people don't know that there are two commercial processes of pasteurization:

1. Heating the egg, though this causes other proteins to denature, vastly changing the consistency and nutritional values.

​2. Treating the egg with ozone (O3, which produces free radicals) or another oxidative gas under pressure. The reactive gas is then displaced by an inert gas. 

In the case of the first, the temperature at which pasteurization occurs is not typically high enough or prolonged long enough to fully denature avidin. In the second method, avidin is not denatured at all. Whey protein on the other hand does not contain avidin, but can contain lactose - a sugar non-mammalian animals cannot digest because they don't have lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose into it's respective monomers: galactose and glucose).

Now that we've covered protein, let's talk a little about fat. Not all fat is bad! The analysis for total or crude fat done for animal feed does not distinguish between good fats and bad fats. Overall, insect protein is high in polyunsaturated fat (think omega 3 fatty acids) and quite low in saturated fat. Fat is required for growth and health, and most insectivorous geckos require a larger amount of fat than we may think. Typical staple insects fed to geckos in captivity contain a range of fat content, though most are notably high 

​We kept the amount of fiber low, as high fiber occurs in vegetation. Although geckos don't eat vegetation or grain, they do eat fruit, which does contain some dietary fiber, albeit not as much. The fruits included in our diet are wild-harvested from renewable resources, and each plot of land they come from has, at minimum, a rigorous three-year history of no pesticide or prohibited substance application. The carrots, beets, and hibiscus flowers come from premium all-natural suppliers. Every ingredient is selected with care, is non-GMO, and is human-grade (yes, even including the bugs!). 

Guaranteed Analysis: 

Protein: 28.0%
Fat: 14.6% 
Fiber: 3.5% 
Calcium: 2.0% 
Phosphorus: 0.4%

Ingredients: 
Insect protein powder, dried honey powder, brown rice flour, mango, banana, calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, xanthan gum, guava, spirulina algae, carrot, dried hibiscus flower, papaya, beet root, potassium sorbate, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, leucine, valine, serine, lysine, alanine, phenylalanine, arginine, isoleucine, threonine, tyrosine, methionine, proline, glycine, cysteine, histidine, suncured alfalfa, dried kelp,  dicalcium phosphate, choline chloride, ferrous sulfate, dl-alpha, topheryl acetate, carotene, inositol, niacin, ascorbic acid, potassium chloride, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, mangnous oxide, sulfur, zinc oxide, vitamin b12 supplement, copper oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, magnesium oxide, mandione sodium bisulfite complex, biotin, folic acid

BPZ Colorbomb

A fresh new spin on our regular diet: BPZ is now offering a complete diet that full of natural colour-enhancing carotenoids, anthocyanins, and a boost of tyrosine to promote eumelanin production. AND STILL WITH THEIR EXCLUSIVE INSECT PROTEIN! Flavoured with all-natural, human grade, 100% non GMO fruit: Strawberry Banana!

Estimated analysis (pending guaranteed analysis): 
Protein: 23% 
Fat: 11% 
Fiber: 4.5% 
Calcium: 2% 
Phosphorous: <0.5% 

Ingredients: 
Insect protein powder, brown rice flour, dried honey powder, strawberry, banana, apple pectin, calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, xanthan gum, hibiscus flower, spirulina algae, beet root, paprika, carrot, turmeric, potassium sorbate, potassium sorbate, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, leucine, valine, serine, lysine, alanine, phenylalanine, arginine, isoleucine, threonine, tyrosine, methionine, proline, glycine, cysteine, histidine, suncured alfalfa, dried kelp, dicalcium phosphate, choline chloride, ferrous sulfate, dl-alpha, topheryl acetate, carotene, inositol, niacin, ascorbic acid, potassium chloride, riboflavin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, mangnous oxide, sulfur, zinc oxide, vitamin b12 supplement, copper oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, magnesium oxide, mandione sodium bisulfite complex, biotin, folic acid

Why they Include what they do:

Beet root – Rich in vitamin A and other important vitamins, also a great source of pigments.

Brown rice flour – a thickening agent that also provides minerals

Carrot – a great source of beta-carotene

Dried hibiscus flower – rich in anthocyanins and a natural ‘preservative’, if you can call it that based on how fresh it is!

Dried honey powder – rich in flavor, and also has antimicrobial properties

Insect protein powder – Only the best source of protein for an insectivore!

Mango, banana, guava, papaya – high in natural carotenoids, flavonoids. Did we mention that they also taste great?

Spirulina – Often called a “superfood”, it’s high in tyrosine, an amino acid used for a ton of important biological functions!

Xanthan Gum - an all-natural thickener.