Mazuri Rat & Mouse Food, 2-lb bag

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Description

Mazuri Rat & Mouse Food is a highly nutritious, complete diet that is specially formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of breeding as well as non-breeding rodents. This vegetable-based formulation contains natural vitamin E plus flaxseed which provides a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids to support skin and coat health. Available in pellet form, Mazuri Rat & Mouse Food is easy to feed and helps minimize waste.

Key Benefits
  • Nutritionally complete - no vitamin or mineral supplementation needed! Packaged in a convenient resealable bag to maintain freshness.
  • Vegetable-based formulation with natural vitamin E. and dried yucca schidigera extract is shown to help reduce stool and urine odor
  • Flaxseed provides a source of Omega-3 fatty acids to aid in skin and coat health
  • Pellet form is easy to feed, minimizes waste, and helps to keep teeth from overgrowth
  • Trusted by zoo and veterinary professionals and made in the USA!

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  • Item Number
    97192
  • Food Form
    Pellets
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Small Pet Type
    Rat, Mouse
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Dehulled Soybean Meal, Ground Corn, Wheat Middlings, Ground Wheat, Soybean Oil, Cane Molasses, Ground Oats, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Beet Pulp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Wheat Germ, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Calcium Propionate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Dried Yucca Shidigera Extract, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Form of Vitamin E), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein23.0% min
Crude Fat6.5% min
Crude Fiber4.5% max
Moisture12.0% max
Ash8.0% max
Vitamin E50 IU/lb min
Feeding Instructions

Feed free choice to rats and mice, along with plenty of fresh clean water. Supplemental food items (grasses, vegetables, fruits, and seeds) may be provided, but should not make up more than 20% of the diet. Diets containing higher amounts of fruits, seeds, and other high calorie treats may predispose animals to obesity and other nutritional health disorders. The amount of food consumed will vary due to size of the animal and life stage.

Rats: Adult rats generally consume 16 - 25 grams of feed per day (approx. 4 to 6 pellets)

Mice: Adult mice generally consume 4 - 5 grams of feed per day (approx. 1 to 2 pellets)

Thoroughly wash feeding and watering bowls on a regular basis. It is always a good practice to wash hands thoroughly after feeding and/or handling pets. This diet is not for human consumption.

Customer Reviews

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Lab Rat Approved!

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    So my little buddy came from my colleges' lab after their behavioral experiment was over. He went from living in glorified Tupperware to my house in a very decently sized cage. He experienced more in the day I brought him home than he ever had in his life. It was his first time out of the lab; he was born there. He smelled fresh air and felt sunshine for the first time. With all the new experiences, sensations, and changes, I wanted his diet to stay relatively the same at first. I didn't know what brand the lab used, so I tried to identify it by the shape and size of the pellets. I guess I was lucky because he ate it no problem! It doesn't taste particularly good, so he doesn't crave it and get So my little buddy came from my colleges' lab after their behavioral experiment was over. He went from living in glorified Tupperware to my house in a very decently sized cage. He experienced more in the day I brought him home than he ever had in his life. It was his first time out of the lab; he was born there. He smelled fresh air and felt sunshine for the first time. With all the new experiences, sensations, and changes, I wanted his diet to stay relatively the same at first. I didn't know what brand the lab used, so I tried to identify it by the shape and size of the pellets. I guess I was lucky because he ate it no problem! It doesn't taste particularly good, so he doesn't crave it and get fat. He eats it when he's hungry, so I can keep the food bowl pretty full at all times. (I think that's important to him since they limited his food during the experiment.) … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for syrian hamsters!

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    I don't give this to my rats, but my syrian hamster! It's a great block for her to supplement with her normal hamster mix. She was a little thin until I started giving her these blocks.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Most of it comes out the other end; Low Bioavailability. Need alternative!

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    I breed rats so was hoping that this stuff would be just as good as Supreme Selective Rat Diet and more cost-effective because it is offered some places in 25 and 50 Lb bags. I purchased direct from the manufacturer. What I found was that my rats have to eat tons of the stuff to feel satisfied and it's not very bioavailable and they just end up pooping it out very quickly. I find that my rats poop approximately 2/3 more eating this stuff than they do on Supreme Selective. Poop is looser, and stinkier too. Also, as one other reviewer said, the dietary needs of rats and mice are not the same, so making a "rodent" food lumping them together is really more for the convenience of the manufacturer I breed rats so was hoping that this stuff would be just as good as Supreme Selective Rat Diet and more cost-effective because it is offered some places in 25 and 50 Lb bags. I purchased direct from the manufacturer. What I found was that my rats have to eat tons of the stuff to feel satisfied and it's not very bioavailable and they just end up pooping it out very quickly. I find that my rats poop approximately 2/3 more eating this stuff than they do on Supreme Selective. Poop is looser, and stinkier too. Also, as one other reviewer said, the dietary needs of rats and mice are not the same, so making a "rodent" food lumping them together is really more for the convenience of the manufacturer and cuts corners when it comes to the animals' needs. Rats are not really supposed to have food higher than 16% in crude protein at the very most (except maybe for in temporary circumstances like pregnant and lactating females, or an animal that is not getting enough protein and needs to be supplemented in the short-term). I have also tried Teklad and that is very similar to this formula. Buying Mazuri in bulk is more than $1.00 per pound and a 50 Lb. bag ends up costing around $60.00. I wouldn't mind that if the food were actually utilized in my rat's bodies, but seeing as most of the content comes out the other end I am pretty disappointed and feel like I wasted my money. What would be really great is if Chewy would negotiate with the UK manufacturer that makes Supreme Selective and ask them to offer a 50 Lb bag at a comparable price to what Mazuri charges and have you sell it on your site. If you do that I will buy it on a regular basis from you, and I would send lots of buyers to you. I recommend that food to all my adopters, as it's the right protein percentage, has no sugar, no alfalfa, and no dried corn by-products that nearly all the other commercial foods have in them. Currently, Supreme Selective rat food is only made in 4 Lb bags and 30-40 rats would finish that in a few days. (That is the only reason I would buy Mazuri again). There are only two sites where I've seen a slight price break on a bundle of 4 4 Lb. bags of Supreme Selective at a time. You are paying alot for the packaging with those little bags when it would be more cost effective to make a 25 Lb and 50 Lb. bag available and have your money as distributor and the buyers' go towards the food inside instead of alot of paper. I know lots of potential customers who would really appreciate having that bulk option and in the higher quality food! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a hit

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    Our spoiled rat boy seems to enjoy this blend tremendously and I’ll order it again :)

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrible for Rats, Great for Hamsters!

    By on Top 25 Contributor

    This diet is completely unsuitable to Rats and it's not that great for Mice, but it's a great diet for Hamsters! I rescued a small female Winter White Dwarf Hamster and she was stuck in a small habitrail and was being fed terrible Kaytee food. Now she lives in a 55 gallon tank, has a much better diet, and much better care. Hamsters require high protein (around 28%), high protein (around 25%) and low fat (around 4-6%) to keep a staple diet. I always add a very large variety of pellets (12 brands of different pellets), along with dried Mealworms, sometimes dried Crickets, as well as a big bowl of Timothy and Alfalfa hay. She seems very healthy and happy now!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Skunk and Mouses choice

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    I did some research and found this is a better food. It took a day but the girls love it now.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Rats eat it

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    This was the first chow I tried for my new ratgirls; they starved themselves rather than eat it so I switched to oxbow which they loved. Now, a year later, they gnaw on it as if were a treat so I alternate for their health. Go try and figure out a rat's taste!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended for hamsters

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    I saw this food highly recommended on the hamster hideout message board. It is part of a healthy hamster diet, along with Sunburst seed mix and fresh veggies and fruits a few times per week. Will continue!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't like

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    I have to get a different brand because they are not eating it. Can you refund this product?

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

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    Mazuri is a reputable brand, and their food is nice. However it does contain too high of a protein count as a consistent diet for rats. I ordered mine to help one of my rats gain weight. I would not reccomend solely feeding this as their diet. Not sure about for mice as I do not have mice.

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