Hello everyone! Just as the title states, I'm thinking about changing foods for my ratties and Syrian hamster. They're on Kaytee Forti-Diet now. I've known that is a "not-so-good" food for them since before I even got my hamster (well, she's my boyfriend's hamster). I bought the Kaytee because one: that's what they were fed in the stores; and two: my place of work doesn't actually carry Oxbow (and my discount comes in handy since I need to save every penny I make since only having a part-time job and owning a house is hard). But upon further research and a whole lot of thinking about this (since I got my hamster), I feel it might be time to switch. My question is though, is it healthy to switch foods for a small animal? I know you can but I'd rather not give my fur babies diarrhea or stomach upset or something worse from switching them and trying to do what's better for them. I know you transition animals gradually but how would I do this being that I would be switching from lab block to pellets? I'm just afraid I'll kill (like they'll get diarrhea, etc...) these guys by switching their food. I'm just worried because the last two times I tried switching foods for an animal (my cat) I and she had terrible experiences with it (yes, she was gradually introduced); so I'm just nervous with my small animals since they're smaller than a cat (haha!). Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advanced!