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Armitage Rotastak Hamster Hoops

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Manufacturer: Armitage / Type: Small Pet Food - Treats

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      02.09.2010 15:50
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      Not for us!

      I love treating my gorgeous little hamster, Colin as often as I can. I love watching him nibble little treats though I have learnt from trial and error not to give him too many or he poops in his wheel on route to wherever he is going and loves to watch it fly....almost more than he enjoys his treats I reckon lol!

      I got into a bit of a rut though with what to buy him lately. I tended to buy him alot of sweet options and then he wouldn't eat his more savoury and seedy nibble sticks I got him to keep him healthy and keep his teeth healthy and trim.

      So when I saw these savoury styled hoops costing 49p a bag (69p in Pets At Home) I decided to try him on them and to see how we got on.

      The Packaging:

      Red and silver bag and on the front of said bag there is a photograph of the hoops and a cartoon picture of a juggling hamster on there. I am told on the front of the bag that they are Armitage Pet Care Rotastak Hamster Hoops 'Yummy treats for hamsters, gerbils, mice and rats'. On the back of the bag other information listed includes the best before date being clearly stated, the size is given which is 50g, I'm given feeding tips Not recommended to give any more than 5 a day) and contact details for Armitage are listed. Nice enough, bright and informative enough packet this is though its bad once you have ripped it open because there is no reseal given and if your not careful when handling them after you've opened it they do spill everywhere!

      The Hoops:

      Well by saying that these are hamster hoops on the front of the packet this brand is doing themselves a disservice really in my opinion. They are not only suitable for hamsters but lots of other rodent types!

      The hoops themselves are just that, little round brown, slightly rough textured circles with small holes in the middle. Quite fat though easy enough for a hamster to hold still.

      They smell like dog biscuit to me which is an important part of a rodents daily diet for keeping the teeth down and not overgrown. They don't smell too appetising to my nose however I'm sure they smell lovely to a rodent!

      However.....once again fussy Colin is not interested in these one bit. He has nibbled one and given up and I'm not sure if that is because they are hard work to chew or the flavour is naff or whether he simply prefers sweet treats but these get buried and that is that. They stay fresh though providing you store them well and you do get absolutely loads of them but they are not the treat for us....though I do try to get him to enjoy them I'm not winning the battle thus far!

      Available in all good pet shops etc.

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