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i've been useing kaytee forti-diet for my 3 rats for about a month, is that brand ok for rats? if not could someone tell me a better brand and where to find it? any help is appreciated.
 

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Kaytee (and L'M, as far as I am aware) aren't generally recommended. They contain many poor/filler ingredients (corn, alfalfa) and many fattening ingredients (the seeds, etc).

Kaytee may also contain a compound that may cause cancer (I believe this in in the blocks, not the seed mix).

Generally, we'd recommended Harlan Teklad lab blocks, Oxbow rat food, or Suebee's + a high quality low-protein dog food.
 

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There is a cancer causing ingrediant in Kaytee...ethoxyquin. They use many fillers, chemicals and preservatives. It has no nutritional value.
 

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ok thanks i'll have to order some new food, thanks guys you guys on this site are really helpful!


Edit: i can't find any of those foods can some one give me a link for any of them. i'd really appreciate it
 

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Does anyone here know much about hamster diet? There are a couple dwarf hamsters at the shelter I volunteer at, and they're SO sweet and cuddly (and nibbly, they never bite, but they're always nibbling my fingertips) and I was wondering what hamsters need in their diet. Would HT be good for them? I have HT, already for my rats. I don't know if I'll be adopting them, because we have enough rodents/lagomorphs in my home, but I was curious about their diet.
 

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I've never heard of Oxbow until just a few days ago someone mentioned it in another thread. Where do you find that? Is it sold in pet stores, or do you have to order that online too?
 

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My rats tried Oxbow...they wouldn't touch it. I know its one of the best though. To bad my rats don't like it. :p

I wouldn't feed rat food to a hamster. They have different diet needs. I can't really help about what to feed, though, because I do not know.
 

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Seed mixes aren't good for hamsters either.
In Canada, there is a product called Nutriblocks for rodents, that would be ideal for hamsters as well as Hagen Xtrusion for Hamsters.
 

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twilight said:
My rats tried Oxbow...they wouldn't touch it. I know its one of the best though. To bad my rats don't like it. :p
If you leave it long enough, they will eat it. Only give them treats or fresh foods once they've finished their staple diet. :)
 
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