“ Manufacturer: Armitage / Type: Small Pet Food - Treats „
It is safe to say that no matter what pet I have I spoil them. Right now we just have a hamster at home called Harry who will be heading up to two years of age now. We like to give Harry treats every now and then and he seems to really like the Rotastak range. We currently are working our way through a bag of their milk drops and this is my review of the product.
Rotastak offer a range of small animal products including cages so they don't just specialise in treats but it is their treats that I tend to purchase over other ones for my hamsters. They do chocolate, yoghurt and milk drops but it is the milk drops that I am going to review today.
The drops come in a small foil bag which contains 50 grams of the drops. On the front of the pack there is the brand name and logo as well as a picture of the drops and a cartoon rabbit. We are told that these drops are suitable for all types of small animals which makes them a really handy buy for me because sometimes I end up with my sisters rabbit down here too and like to give him a treat too.
The bag is easy to open but I do with it was resealable because I have to use one of my food bag clips to keep the drops fresh inside. Inside the bag there really are loads of the milk drops and so a bag keeps us going for a good few months. The drops themselves are a creamy white colour and look a little bit like small white chocolate buttons. They don't really smell of anything to me but they must do to Harry because he can seek them out when I have hidden them in his cage!
What is great with these milk drops, and the other drops in the rotastak range, is that they are only small and so I don't feel as though I am over feeding Harry or anything when I give him some of these. It is so important not to let your pet get overweight and so he isn't allowed these every day. I tend to pop some in his cage when I have cleaned it and hide them in places so he has to hunt them out thus keeping him active but he also pops up at feeding time quite often and will stick his nose out of the cage looking for one of these which is sweet! They are also great for encouraging your small animal to be handled or for training a house rabbit to use the litter tray for example.
Harry really likes the taste of these milk drops and it is usually the case that he will stand and eat one as soon as it has been given to him instead of saving it in his cheeks for later! If he is on the hunt for more though he will pop them in his pouch and then I tell him no more for being greedy...like he knows what I am on about!
These treats cost just 75p at Pets at Home which is usually where I buy them. They can often be on an offer or some sort too so it is worth having a look. I think it is a fair price for the amount of treats you get and the length of time a bag lasts if you are using them responsibly with your small animal. I believe up to five a day is suggested on the pack but I wouldn't give my hamster that many per day. I do recommend these milk drops. They are a handy little treat I just feel I should knock off one star for the non resealable bag.
Thanks for reading my review!
Now us adults enjoy a chocolate treat don't we so why not treat your little pet to.
These are milk chocolate drops are suitable for hamsters, gerbils, rats, rabbits, mice ang guinea pigs.
This is my second hamster now and both have liked these little treats. They come in a sealed packet which has a best before date on. You are only suppost to give your hamster a maximum of 5 aday and there are more than 5 in the packet so I put the remainder in a little tuperware container with a sealed lid on to keep them fresh. I would not eat chocolate from an open packet days later so I don't expect my hamster to.
The little chocolate drops to me smell like white chocolate but I have not tried them so can not confirm what they taste like to humans lol. The Hatter (my hamster) seems to like them though as did Larry my previous hamster. Larry would come to your hand for them he was a russian dwarf hamster The Hatter however will not he is a robovorski hamster they are more flighty shall we say but he runs to them the second my hand leaves the cage.
As my hamster is a dwarf hamster I would only give him a maximum of 3 and not every day. It says on the back no more than 5 drops per day as it may give your pet a bad tummy so I am not taking any chances.
These little treats cost 69p from Pets at Home.
Well both of my hamsters seem to like them so 5 stars for these little treats.
When it comes to my Colin the Syrian hamster I have to hold my hands up high and admit to the fact the I spoil the little chap terribly! I am constantly purchasing things for him to play with/on in his home and buy him only the best food I can find, give him only mineral water and buy him treats and gnaws and basically anything I can find I will happily buy him cos he really is so worth it.
He is a lovely little thing, gives me hours of entertainment and ok I'm a little bit hamster crazy, even joining him into the hamster society to show the world how fabby Colin is making him a show hamster lol.
The Packaging Of The Milk Drops:
Silver and bright red bag with a photograph of the milk drops on the front of it and a cartoon rabbit and I am told that they are Armitage Petcare Milk Drops 'Yummy treats for small animals'. On the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the milk drops and directions for giving them out, the weight of the drops is given which in this case is 50g and the only size I have seen them available to purchase in, the best before date is clearly stamped on there and contact details for Armitage are given. It's a nice enough bright bag that is informative enough though it does split when you open it if your not very careful and it isn't a resealable bag which means again, if your not careful they go everywhere!
Suitable for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice and rats these treats are really small 'rounds' of what smells like and look like human white chocolate drops (they're an off white colour). They smell wonderful and are fairly flat and Colin....well he adores nibbling these!
You shouldn't give your pet more than 5 of these a day as they can cause an upset tummy if your not careful and I use these with Colin to get him to do tricks! I call his name, raise one above his head and he takes it from me and I'm trying to get him to know his name and stand to his name eventually without a treat in sight (Hmmmm I think not but its worth a go lol).
These do not melt and as hamsters do store food/treats in their pouches its important they don't melt as food stuff could cause infection.
He adores these and drunk me and my flatmate ate one each and I'm actually amused to report I could happily sit and eat these myself! They really are like a human white chocolate!
Available from all good supermarkets, pet shops etc and I paid 69p a bag in Pets At Home for these and the next time I got a packet paid 49p in Wilkinson's!