Oxbow Essentials Mouse & Young Rat Food

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Feed your young pet a diet that has the protein and energy they need to support their growing needs with Oxbow Essentials Mouse & Young Rat Food. Growing, energetic young mice and rats require higher levels of certain nutrients than adults to keep them healthy. Oxbow Essentials Mouse & Young Rat Food is nutritionally balanced and contains optimal protein, fat and energy sources to help mice and rats under six months thrive. Its uniform format prevents selective feeding and finicky eating habits that are commonly associated with mixes and seed-based diets. Feed young mice and rats as well as pregnant or nursing pets an unlimited supply.

Key Benefits
  • Specially formulated to mirror a mouse and young rat's natural diet. This will ensure that your pet lives a healthy lifestyle.
  • Fortified with stabilized calcium, Vitamin C, D3 and E. This helps ensure that your pet's health and immunity system are in tip-top shape.
  • Uniformed format prevents selective feeding and finicky eating habits.
  • Mice and rats are strict herbivores and a diet with fiber is essential to maintaining a healthy digestive system.
  • Completely balanced and nutritious.

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  • Item Number
    96007
  • Food Form

    Pellets

  • Lifestage

    Baby

  • Made in

    United States

  • Small Pet Type

    Mouse, Rat

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Ground Corn, Soybean Meal, Wheat Middlings, Soybean Hulls, Dried Whey, Cane Molasses, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Limestone, Flax Seed, Sodium Bentonite, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lignin Sulfonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Dl-Methionine, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Choline Chloride, Yeast Culture, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ferrous Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (Vitamin C), Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 18.0% min
Crude Fat 6.0% min
Crude Fiber 2.0% min
Crude Fiber 6.0% max
Moisture 12.0% max
Calcium 0.8% min
Calcium 1.2% max
Phosphorus 0.6% min
Vitamin A 8,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin D3 1,000 IU/kg min
Vitamin E 125 IU/kg min
Feeding Instructions

Mice: Unlimited Rats: Unlimited

Please note that these are guidelines. If your pet is overweight or underweight, please contact your veterinarian.

Not intended for mature/Adult rats. Please transition rats over 6 months of age to Essentials Adult Rat Food.

Transition Instructions

Week One: mix 1/4 new food with 3/4 current food. Week Two: mix 1/2 new food with 1/2 current food. Week Three: mix 3/4 new food with 1/4 current food. Week Four: you can feed Oxbow Essentials Mouse & Young Rat Food exclusively to your pet.

Oxbow's Flagship Line

Oxbow's Essentials line is the diet that set the bar for today's small pet nutrition. There's a unique food for a variety of small animals—chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, rats, hamsters and gerbils. These uniform pellets provide the right nutrients for each species with no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

Oxbow's Flagship Line
Treats for Enrichment

Treats for Enrichment

In addition to their foods, Oxbow's healthy treats are rewarding for small animals and their owners. Simple Rewards are made with wholesome, natural ingredients like freeze-dried fruits and veggies, Timothy hay, and aromatic herbs. They're great for training, bonding or simply adding a little variety.

The Gold Standard of Small Pet Nutrition

An ideal small animal diet includes 20% fortified foods for herbivores and 75% for omnivores for essential vitamins and micronutrients. Oxbow's three fortified food lines are recommended by veterinarians worldwide because they're specially formulated to meet the unique needs of small animals—a true gold standard of nutrition.

The Gold Standard

About Oxbow

Family-owned and operated, Oxbow is passionately committed to helping small animals lead longer, healthier lives. Grown by experts on Oxbow's family of farms, their formulas and life-staged diets have defined the way small animals are fed today. From plant to pet, Oxbow products meet the highest standards time and time again.

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  • Great Food

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    My rats love this food. And I love that it's made in the USA. It has all the nutrients they need in it and I don't have to worry about poor quality products when I get Oxbow products. They truly have the best quality products for small animals.

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  • Will help your rats grow big and strong

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    I feed this to my 3, 2 month old rats, they love it its a great price I have no issues with the food. It seems they just keep growing and growing while eating this stuff. I'm pretty amazed.

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  • No more “leftovers”

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    I am so glad that I found Oxbow for our young rats. Unfortunately, I initially fell for the colorful cheap stuff at the Pet Store. Our rats would pick out what they wanted and I was dumping out, over half, of what I’d placed in. The colorful bits, the seeds, the puffed up mystery pieces were just waste. After doing a little research, I came upon Oxbow and their design eliminated “selective eating” and I was sold. I’m happy to say that our three guys have taken to their food, with no waste, and are thriving. I do understand the frustration with the high price point, but I’m willing to pay more for a food that they’ll actually eat as opposed to thinking I’m saving money with the cheap stuff but I am so glad that I found Oxbow for our young rats. Unfortunately, I initially fell for the colorful cheap stuff at the Pet Store. Our rats would pick out what they wanted and I was dumping out, over half, of what I’d placed in. The colorful bits, the seeds, the puffed up mystery pieces were just waste. After doing a little research, I came upon Oxbow and their design eliminated “selective eating” and I was sold. I’m happy to say that our three guys have taken to their food, with no waste, and are thriving. I do understand the frustration with the high price point, but I’m willing to pay more for a food that they’ll actually eat as opposed to thinking I’m saving money with the cheap stuff but wasting over half of the bag because they won’t eat it. … more

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  • Great food!

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    Couldn't find this locally or on some of the other big name pet stores' websites. So happy Chewy carries it and I'll definitely be signing up for auto shipping so I don't ever run out.

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  • My newbie rats love it

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    My new girls are small.... They love to hold this in their paws and munch away. Best quality for the price.

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  • Great brand

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    First time ordering this food/brand. And my rats love it. Shipping was fast.

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  • Love this product

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    Oxbow is the best food for rats and mice, and the essentials has everything a rat or mouse would need to be happy and healthy. The product came fresh, sealed, and in proper condition. It also got to me really fast.

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  • Perfect for the rat babies.

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    My rats love this. Of course, I give them more than just this, though!

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  • Smells great

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    I like this better than other brands of lab block that I've tried because it smells better. It has a sweet smell like sweet hay. I only gave 4 stars because it's expensive.

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  • My rats' favorite!

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    My rats love this food. I'm gonna be bummed when they're old enough to have the adult food if they don't love it like this one. But for now, they absolutely love this. And I'm very grateful I can order it on chewy.com as it's getting more difficult to find in local pet store.

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