“ Brand: Wagg Foods / Food Type: Rodent / Small Pet Food „
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I've been buying Wagg for the last couple of months and the hamster seems to like it, more so than other brands I've bought in the past.
It is available widely but the cheapest I've seen it is in QD stores at £1.99 other places sell it around £2.49 for 1kg.
The above picture is a red and blue bag but mine is blue and green, the writing on the front is the same though. The bag is a brown paper, tough and good quality- ones never torn on me, it isn't resealable.
Suitable for hamsters, gerbils and mice this food boasts all sorts of health benefits for your rodent such as- added calcium and phosphorous to help maintain healthy teeth and bones, fibre and yeast extracts to aid healthy digestion, vitamins A & E with trace elements for a healthy immune system and finally linseed to help give a healthy skin and coat.
It contains Wheat, Wheatfeed, Oatfeed, Toasted Soya, Peas, Sunflower Ext., Flaked Maize, Whole Maize, Peanuts (4%), Sunflower Seeds (4%), Vegetable Oil, Lucerne, Apple, Grape, Syrup, Grass, Minerals, Linseed (0.4%), Carob Meal, Yeast (0.05%).
This food isn't dusty at all, there is plenty of variety of the above ingredients with a good proportion of sunflower seeds and peanuts which is sometimes lacking in other brands. The size of the individual food pieces are mostly small which is easier for the hamster to manage. There are varying sizes, some slightly larger for the hamster to nibble on. It's not padded out with large brown pellets or dusty oats, but has lots of coloured hard discs and small biscuits.
Most of this food gets eaten, there is always some food that gets hidden away in bedding then thrown away when his cage is being cleaned but on the whole he does eat it. I think he's healthy, he hasn't lost any fur or isn't down or anything. I can't say it's down to the food but I can say the food doesn't make him unhealthy.
I would recommend it and give it 5 stars.
My Colin who is a Syrian hamster is a really fussy eater. He's not one for treats and the likes and if he's not impressed by something I give him he either squeaks like hes being half killed or throws stuff at me (not so nice when he really is disgusted with me and tries to chuck his poo at me I can tell you!).
Because of this I have fed him for the past few months on Pets At Home Hamster food which he loves and had in store (cos thats where I spotted him and fell in love with him and adopted him from) and never had any issue with the food at all and felt that it was balanced in nutrients as well as him seeming to really enjoy it so good for both of us! However we are subscribed to a hamster club and get a magazine through monthly and this was advertised with lots of endorsements about it and so when I knew he was running low on food I decided to give it a go when I spotted it in Asda.
This comes in different sizes and I opted for the smaller of the sizes I saw which was 1kg in case he didn't approve of it! The bag is plastic and coloured blue and green on the outside and brown paper on the inside of it, folded over to the top of it so you simply pull it apart to get to the food. On the front of the bag there is a photograph of the bowl of 'Crunch' and photographs of a hamster, a mouse and a gerbil and we are told that it is Wagg 'Hamster, Gerbil, Mouse Crunch 'Tasty food for hamsters, gerbils & mice' and that it helps to provide a healthy immune system and contains peanuts and sunflower seeds and the size is stated. Other information on the bag includes telling me all about the product, the ingredients used and their composition, there is a feeding guide given and contact details for Wagg are listed. It's a very informative bag with plenty of well laid out information on it which I feel is very important for us pet owners and I do appreciate the feeding guide on it too!
Well it is a dry mix much like human cereal really. Not too dusty, the pieces are of all different sizes and colours and it has no real smell to it at all. What we get are light green coloured wheat flakes, a small amount of brown (skin on peanuts), black coloured sunflower seeds, maize flakes which are a yellow colour, some dried grape and apple and oat and wheat feed. There is some syrup in there and toasted soya too and this is all to help aid your pets digestion, give different textures to help with healthy teeth and to give your pet a healthy coat. It stores well in a sealed container as this is meant to last most hamsters, gerbils and mice 80 days (as a 12g portion a day).
I felt happy with the ingredients within this. I know that this meets all of Colin's nutritional requirements however I know my hamster and impressed he wasn't!
I had to first off mix this food with his Pets & Home food thus introduce this slowly to him so I didn't upset his tummy. That went well and over a few days I introduced him to it but I noticed that he didn't see so excited when I put his food in his cage anymore. After the initial introduction I then noticed that he is eating less and burying it more. No longer does he seem happy with his food! There is no large pieces of dried fruit in this and in his Pets At Home food there was dried banana and in this nothing like that and seems to miss it.
I am happy that he is eating enough, think he is as fit as ever but I don't think he enjoys this as much as Pets At Home food so I persevering with this for a little longer before switching back to the other one. Maybe he is fussy but to be it looks a very plain food and not as colourful as we're used to!
I paid £1.71 in Asda for my sized bag of crunch but as I stated earlier this is available in lots of different sizes and in all good supermarkets and pet shops.
My gerbils have been eating this since I got them, it is cheap and they seem to like it except for the biscuit bits in it which they tend to leave. At such a bargain price it works out at brilliant value considering that a bag will last me at least six weeks and I have three gerbils. I do supplement their dry diet with other things though (vegetables, hay, seeds, egg and chicken) This is fine in either a bowl or scattered across the bottom of the cage. Did I hear a few tuts at the across the bottom of the cage line? Mine will eat off the floor more happily than from the bowl, as it is natural behaviour.
This contains peanuts (4%), wheat, maize, wheatfeed, oatfeed, toasted soya, sunflower seeds (4%), and grass.
This is for Hamsters, Mice and Gerbils. The recommended daily amounts for each animal are Hamsters 12g, Gerbils 10g and Mice 7g.
In Asda you can buy a 1kg for just £1.72. Rodents can be very cheap pets after the set up costs.
If you either put it into an airtight tub or use a peg to keep the bag closed it will keep and no waste will happen.
Why spend more or food than you have to? This is great value and mine seem to be happy enough on it.
Wagg Hamster Gerbil Mouse Munch is a complementary food specially designed for small animals. It comes in a double-lined brown paper bag the design is blue and red with photos of various small critters. It is stated as an excellent source of calcium, dust free (meaning less wastage), and included favourites such as peanuts and sunflower seeds.
I have been using this food in conjunction with fresh vegetable pieces, dried fruit and mixed nuts and seeds. Varying their diet is advised by most rodent experts (please see www.hamsterific.com for further information) so using a dried food exclusively for your hamster is never advisable and this applies to Wagg like any other brand.
I refill the feeding bowl with a scoop of Wagg on a weekly basis when cleaning out the cage - he never leaves any of the individual components which shows that he likes it. I took our hamster to the vets with a cist and the vet remarked on how well looked after and healthy he looked, he was 13 months old at the appointment - he also recovered remarkably quickly too. He is now 15 months old and still going strong. I believe his diet is partly responsible.
Wagg are a family company which adds a personal touch - to me, this makes them more trustworthy than other larger more impersonal businesses. They do not use any artificial colours and wherever possible source their raw materials locally or nationally. They also sponsor many worthwhile causes (too many to list here). Please visit www.waggfoods.co.uk for further information on the company and its products.
I would not really recommend this food. Hamsters and gerbils both need different types of food to cater for their different diets and to keep healthy. Also, when i fed this to my hamsters they didn't seem to like it, neither did my friends hamster..but they may just be fussy.
Contains wheat / maize / peas / wheatfeed / oatfeed / toasted soya / peanuts (min 4%) / sunflower seeds (min 4%) / sunflower ext. / grass / lucerne / vegetable oil / syrup / linseed / carob meal / vitamins & minerals / yeast