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    Default Mazuri Lab Blocks

    Mazuri is what I've been feeding my guys since I found out they need lab blocks, I read on here that Mazuri was a good brand, but that was about a year ago. But I was reading another topic and I saw that Mazuri is like 23% protein and that that is not good for them So I was wondering if Mazuri is good or not?
    If not could you tell me some brands that are good for them that are carried by petsmart? I could maybe order online, but I doubt my mom would go for that.
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    You can order Harlan Teklad from theratshop.com. You do have to pay shipping but it's like $1 per pound (less the more pounds you buy). =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catsandscales
    You can order Harlan Teklad from theratshop.com. You do have to pay shipping but it's like $1 per pound (less the more pounds you buy). =)
    Harlan Teklad says it has 24% protein? Maybe I was wrong on why Mazuri was bad?
    <br />Rest in Peace Chewbacca &amp; El Squeakadore &lt;3

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    The only Mazuri one i know of that is ok is the Mazuri breeder f6 one with is i think 16% protein http://www.mazuri.com/PDF/5M30.pdf

    I get mine or should say use to at a feed store (out here it is richie feed and seed) but i now buy extrusions for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by JaqandChewsmom
    Quote Originally Posted by catsandscales
    You can order Harlan Teklad from theratshop.com. You do have to pay shipping but it's like $1 per pound (less the more pounds you buy). =)
    Harlan Teklad says it has 24% protein? Maybe I was wrong on why Mazuri was bad?
    HT has different types and proteins from 14% and up like this one here http://www.theratshop.com/product_in...roducts_id=111

    And if your in Canada you can order HT from http://www.chinchilla.ca/list.php?Ca...=F&source=feed

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    I have Mazuri Rat & Mouse Diet For all life stages.
    Crude Protein, min 23.0%

    Ah okay, the only one I saw was Harlan Teklad 8604 That's still all I can see, so I'm assuming it's just my computer messing up as usual
    What's a good amount of protein for rats then?
    <br />Rest in Peace Chewbacca &amp; El Squeakadore &lt;3

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    Mazuri is a good food, it's just too high in protein. you can lower it by making your own grain/cereal mix or giving them lots of fruit and veggies. if you order harlan teklad though, you want the 2014 or 2018. this is what i buy, it's harlan 2018 under a different name. with shipping, it's about 60 bucks for a 40 pound bag


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar
    Mazuri is a good food, it's just too high in protein. you can lower it by making your own grain/cereal mix or giving them lots of fruit and veggies. if you order harlan teklad though, you want the 2014 or 2018. this is what i buy, it's harlan 2018 under a different name. with shipping, it's about 60 bucks for a 40 pound bag
    They also get the 'suebees mix' that I make at home. And they get Veggies daily and fruits every other day. Plus treats of course
    Our Petsmart I think has the Living World Extrusion Hamster food, that would be alright if I can't order online. Of course if Mazuri is okay, I think i'll continue feeding them that.
    <br />Rest in Peace Chewbacca &amp; El Squeakadore &lt;3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar
    Mazuri is a good food, it's just too high in protein. you can lower it by making your own grain/cereal mix or giving them lots of fruit and veggies. if you order harlan teklad though, you want the 2014 or 2018. this is what i buy, it's harlan 2018 under a different name. with shipping, it's about 60 bucks for a 40 pound bag
    I checked, and for me, shipping is only 17 dollars. It's 41.73 for the 40 pound bag! That's so cheap!!
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    I was feeding Mazuri and had to stop because all my girls started getting way overweight and one of my girls started losing hair due to the protein being so high. I switched to HT and everyone is healthy and beautiful again.

    Plus, HT is SO much cheaper than Mazuri. I didn't realize how much money I was wasting until I switched.
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    I'd really like to get them HT or Oxbow, but ordering online is most likely not going to be allowed and since I have no job atm my mom buys the food lol But if I tell her it's way cheaper the rats may be switching to HT. I'd just like to provide them with the best food I can
    <br />Rest in Peace Chewbacca &amp; El Squeakadore &lt;3

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