|Top Ingredients||Grain Products, Plant Protein Products, Processed Grain By-Products...||Grain Products, Plant Protein Products, Processed Grain By-Products...||Dehulled Soybean Meal, Ground Corn, Wheat Middlings...||Ground Corn, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings...||Dehulled Soybean Meal, Ground Corn, Ground Wheat...|
|Small Pet Type||Rat, Mouse||Rat, Mouse||Rat, Mouse||Mouse, Rat||Mouse, Rat, Hamster|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||—||—||—|
|Health Feature||—||—||Dental & Breath Care||Vitamins & Minerals||Dental & Breath Care, Digestive Health|
I bought this after a breeder on the Gerbil Friends:Breeding, Showing, and Companions page on FaceBook said that she was getting more babies from her gerbils and mice and their coats had improved. After checking online and calling feed stores without 100 miles, I found I could buy this retail. I ordered a 50 lb. bag from Chewy and my gerbils won't touch it. At all. Won't even smell it. I posted to the Facebook forum and the gal suggested removing all other food; still, nothing. I ended up re-bagging all this food and donating it to my local humane society which has 12 rats up for adoption. Let's hope they'll eat it! Another thing I do not like about Kalmbach is that they list "grain products" as the first ingredient. When I opened the bag, the grain smelled like a beer processing plant, so I assume barley or hops? Then "plant protein products" as the 2nd item. So, what plant? And "processed grain by-products" as the third item. Again, what is that? Then the 4th item is "animal protein products." What is that? The 5th item is "soybean oil" and soy is not supposed to be good for gerbils. Anyway, not a go for my gerbils. I hope others have better luck than I did.
I'm a rat breeder. My rats do okay on this. I would not recommend it to my pet homes but for my purposes, it gets the job done. I like Mazuri Rodent breeder better so I only order this when I am running out and not yet due to run to the feed store which is 30 minutes away. For my pet buyers, I always recommend Mazuri regular rat food and Oxbow adult rat formula.
I breed rodents and wanted to try something else other than Mazuri. My rats and mice have definitely done so much better on this than Mazuri.
I raise my own rats and want to feed them good quality food. This is definitely good price per lb wise and they like the food.
I noticed a decline in my rats coat quality on this food, and they seem to not being enjoying it as much as other foods
I breed rats for feeders and this has plenty of protein and all the necessary vitamins to grow healthy big rats!
My rats are in love with Kalmbach! They breed great, plump up nicely and seem to love it. Great product at an affordable price?
Great stuff compares to the 6f and does the exact same things gets the job done for them
Our rats and soft furs transitioned over from mazuri without a snag and have been enjoying this feed so far. We havent had a change in odor like you do if you feed cattle cube etc. We have made the switch full time from mazuri now.
My rats love this food. It is also easy to use and there is no mess. I would like to purchase it in 25 pound bags instead of 50.