Product Type: Rotastak small pet food
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My healthy eating hamster....I think not!
Rotastak Nibble Sticks
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Rotastak Nibble Sticks
Date: 13/08/10, updated on 22/07/11 (45 review reads)
Advantages: Look nice, nutritionally balanced
Disadvantages: Colin don't like them one bit!
When it comes to my hamster I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoy spoiling him and buying him things. I love buying him treats and I actually pop them in a cupboard so don't think I overfeed him and give him treats all the time....cos I quite simply don't and I think everything should be in moderation and Colin is a fat hamster as it is with a healthy diet of hamster muesli without making him even fatter lol.
I purchased these in Tesco costing about a pound a box which I thought was excellent for three treat sticks of this type. On the box I am told that these are suitable for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice and rats the sticks comes in a bright red and yellow box with cartoon pictures of pets drawn on and I am told that they are Rotastak Carrot Nibble Sticks and that the box contains 3 treat bars and that 'they'll go to any lengths to get their paws on one!!' Other information on the back of the box includes being told a bit about the treats and that the weight is 95g (for the box of 3 of course) and contact details for Armitages Pet Products limited (the manufacturer of the product) are listed. Nice informative box this is and the 3 treats inside are wrapped by clear plastic to seal in the freshness.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Box:
Contains 3 delicious treat bars especially for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice and rats.
Packed with wholesome ingredients, Rotastak treat bars contain natural energy sources, essential carbohydrates and fibre to help keep your pet in peak condition and provide a tasty treat too! Complementary pet food for small animals. Feed as a treat.
The Treat Bars:
To me they look like really expensive human cereal bars...really natural and long and oblong in shape though these do have a small red plastic hook to one end of them so you can hang them in a cage if you want to.
They are hard, very textured and multi coloured. Beige and brown seeds with little black dots of something, what appears to be green lentils and flakes of carrots, they have no smell that I can detect but I like the look of them.
However once again me and Colin the hamster are at odds. Whilst I would prefer him to eat something nice and natural and full of goodness such as this, he would prefer to eat his paper bedding which I have now had to confiscate. I have had one of these hanging in his cage a week and he hasn't so much as even sniffed it. Colin does like this type of munchy stick as well so either he's being awkward or just doesn't like em cos he will eat the sweet ones...just not these!
Another thing tried and tested by us but sadly Colin won't play ball and this is hitting the bin later today and getting replaced with something he will appreciate....hopefully!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: Tried and tested and Colin says NO!
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