Essentials - Mouse & Young Rat

Oxbow’s complete and balanced mouse and young rat food is formulated to deliver optimal protein, fat and energy so your pet thrives. Food uniformity prevents the selective feeding commonly associated with mixes and seed-based diets. In this bag, and beyond, we promise only the best for your pet. Sizes: 2.5 lb, 25 lb.

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

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min) 18.00%
  • Crude Fat (min) 6.00%
  • Crude Fiber (min) 2.00%
  • Crude Fiber (max) 6.00%
  • Moisture (max) 12.00%
  • Calcium (min) 0.80%
  • Calcium (max) 1.20%
  • Phosphorous (min) 0.60%
  • Vitamin A (min) 8,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin D3 (min) 1,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (min) 125 IU/kg

Feeding Directions

(under six months)
(over six months)

*Please note that these are guidelines. If your pet is overweight or underweight, please contact your veterinarian or Oxbow for more specific feeding information.

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

New Customers: 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. By Week Four, you can feed Oxbow Essentials Mouse & Young Rat Food exclusively to your pet.

Essentials Mouse & Young Rat is designed to meet the needs of growing, energetic, pregnant or nursing rats as well as mice of all ages.  This uniform block prevents selective feeding behaviors commonly associated with mixes and seed-based diets.

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  1. Christy BortonSeptember 30, 2013
    Rating 5 out of 5
    my young rat love this prefect
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  2. JulesFebruary 25, 2014
    Rating 5 out of 5
    It's great. My young boys eat this up! Very good for them.
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