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Reggie rat food is the main rat food i use for my six healthy Ratties! Sure they pick and choose the best bits out of it but who can blame them they are rats after all. and its good to see them rummaging through the food to do so.
i have tried whole rat pellets before and they hated them and couldn't blame them as they just seemed like big smelly cat biscuits.
So I went back to reggie rat and havn't gone back. Also I must state that I love the new packaging it now comes in much more bright and fun looking.
what can I say except Reggie Rat food is THE only choice my rats will stand for now and 2 bucks and 4 does can't be wrong now can they? and best of all it contains all the vitamins and minerals they will need to stay my 6 scurrying climbing long tailed friends :)
I have just switched my two rats on to this food and they absolutely love it. I also had a rat several years ago and this was a favourite with him too.
Reggie Rat food is complete balanced diet food for rats, containing all the essential vitamins and minerals although I like to supplement mine with plenty of fresh vegetables and sunflower seeds too. Oh, and the odd treat! It also contains chicken as a source of protein and doesn't contain seeds or nuts because these can cause skin problems in rats, which is very common in my experience.
Reggie Rat is made by a company called Supreme Petfoods, who's complete range includes Russell Rabbit, Gerty Guinea Pig, Harry Hamster and Frankie Ferret among others.
The main ingredients of Reggie Rat food are as follows:
Ground wheat, toasted wheat, corn, flaked corn, whole oats, dehydrated alfalfa pellets, flaked field peas, flaked beans, dehulled soybean meal, straw pellets, oat middlings, soybean oil.
The Guarnteed Analysis as specified on the packet is:
Crude Protein (minimum) - 12.5%
Crude Fat (minimum) - 3.0%
Crude Fiber (minimum) - 6.0%
Crude Fiber (maximum) - 8.0%
Calcium (minimum) - 0.3%
Calcium (maximum) - 1.0%
Phosphorus(minimum) - 0.3%
The food itself is quite chunky with plenty of biscuity bits which is really good for keeping their teeth healthy.
It is available in various sizes including 1kg, 3kg and 15kg.
The last packet I bought (1kg) cost me £1.99 although this varies from shop to shop. It is slightly more expensive than the previous brand I was recommended by the shop where I bought the rats, however the rats didn't seem to like all the seed that that food contained and ended up wasting at least a third of the bag of food. I was also worried that they weren't getting a complete diet by leaving the seed so I switched them on to Reggie Rat and now they eat every scrap! So although it costs a little more, I still think it is worth it as they don't waste any and it probably saves me money in the long run!
It is hard to say yet if the change in diet has made them look healthier, they are both still young anyway and looked healthy to start with. But Reggie Rat is supposed to help them get really healthy, glossy coats.
Overall, I love this food (not that I have tried it myself!) and I would recommend it to any other rat owners.
Reggie Rat contains many things, such as alfalfa and straw pellets that rats can't digest. It also has lots of artificial coloring, and contains unprocessed corn which can contain mold. All in all, pass on this product. Rats may like it, but that doesn't mean it's healthy for them. They also focus on not including seeds, even though sunflower seeds have been proven to be an important part of a rat's diet. Instead of purchasing an over priced low quality food, the best bet is to mix your own, with some sunflower seeds, puffed wheat, soy nuts, dried fruit, dry pasta, low fat dog food, and oats.
Bearing in mind that a dear little ratty only lives for 3, perhaps 4 years, isn't it worth spending that little extra on something that they will really enjoy? They deserve it! Our first 2 ratty friends were fed on a general rat mix from the local pet shop, a mish mash of seeds, nuts, crushed biscuits and unidentifiable sawdust like stuff. These rats would always have dull fur and their teeth would never look that white, they also died before they reached the age of 3. Then I discovered Reggie Rat and fed this to the next 2 ratties, what a difference! Their fur was shiney, their teeth were wonderful, they were really healthy and full of vitality. I firmly believe that the change in diet made all the difference. Things like sunflower seeds and nuts were only given as treats, not incorporated into the general mix. And empty bowls!! No more leaving behind the bits they didn't like - no more waste, everything was eaten. For a few extra pence I would definitely recommend Reggie Rat, if my ratties are happy then I'm happy!
My rats absolutely adore this food. They sulk for days if I try them on anything else! My boyfriends chinchilla also give it the thumbs up, though she’d probably do the same for carpet and wallpaper! It's quite easy to find in most good pet shops, quite inexpensive (though I cant remember the price offhand) and it seems to store really well. It has a lot more variety than many other rat and/or mice foods I've tried to feed my little pests, and is also produced for rats rather than the hamster foods I've had to resort to occasionally in the past (which my rats also love). I wouldnt want to feed my rats anything less!
Doesn't contain any seeds or nuts