Essentials - Mouse & Young Rat

Growing, energetic, pregnant or nursing rats require higher levels of certain nutrients than adult rats. Mice of all life stages have these higher level needs as well. That’s why this nutritionally complete and balanced food contains optimal protein, fat and energy sources to support those needs. Essentials Mouse & Young Rat is a uniform block that prevents selective feeding behaviors commonly associated with mixes and seed-based diets and is rich in vital nutrients to help these pets thrive. 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, Limestone, Flax Seed, Sodium Bentonite, Menhaden Fish Meal, Lignin Sulfonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, DL-Methionine, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Choline Chloride, Yeast Culture, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Ferrous Sulfate, Mixed Tocopherols, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (Vitamin C), Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, 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) 1.40%
  • Phosphorous (min) 0.60%
  • Copper (min) 20 mg/kg
  • Vitamin A (min) 10,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin D (min) 1,400 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (min) 125 IU/kg
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 50 mg/kg
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min) 0.50%
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min) 2.80%

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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