jorats said:Reggie rat is not a bad food to feed. It has a low protein and fat content. But the problem is the fact that it's a mix, rats will pick and choose what they like best and leave out the rest which could make their diet unbalanced.
The mold in corn... well, really if you read up on it, there can be mold in anything that has been kept in silos so that could be all your cereal grains in the suebee's mix as well.
Alfalfa does have nutritional value but what the rat can't digest is cellulose in the alfalfa. It doesn't mean he can't eat it, it just goes right through you faster. Same as in humans, we can't digest cellulose either.
Besides, rats are so smart, they know they can't digest the alfalfa bits so they just leave them in the bowl.
edited to add: I too believe that Oxbow Regal rat is superior to Harlan. The only problem is the palatability of the food.