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Oxbow Essentials - Adult Rat (Regal Rat)

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    Regal Rat is a specialty feed that provides 100% of the daily required nutrients for adult pet rats. This specialty feed is a low-fat diet designed to increase the longevity and well-being of adult pet rats. Your rat will love it!
    Regal Rat has been formulated with guidance by a combined team of professionals with experience in laboratory animal science, zoo and wildlife nutrition. Members include a leading nutritionist with 25 years of expertise in laboratory animal science, formerly with the National Institutes of Health and a member of National Research Council committees. The result is a nutritionally balanced feed, designed to increase the longevity and well-being of the pet rat.

    Research has shown that animals in the adult stage of life require lower levels of certain nutrients. Foods high in fat reduce the rat's ability to control energy consumption, resulting in obesity. Regal Rat is a low fat diet designed to meet the nutritional needs of adult rats without life threatening obesity.

    Regal Rat is a complete kibble that prevents selective feeding behaviors that are commonly associated with seed-based diets.

    Regal Rat is a specialty feed, with a taste they will love, designed exclusively for your adult rat's nutritional needs.

    This product is nutritionally balanced with the high quality ingredients you have come to expect from Oxbow Pet Products.

    In response to your recent website information about the price/value of your products.... I wouldn't think of feeding my rats anything BUT Oxbox Regal Rat. My vet at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA told me about your product four years ago and I have fed all thirteen of them (not all at once!) your adult rat product ever since then. They may be small and some may think maybe they're not worth spending money on, but I know they have beautiful coats, bright eyes, and lots of energy. I believe your food help them live longer, too. - Janet from Massachusetts

    SKU: 7203

    Ingredients

    Whole Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Wheat Bran, Wheat, Soybean Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Soybean Hulls, Calcium Carbonate, Yeast Culture Dehydrated, Flax Seed Meal (Linseed), Inulin, Monocalcium Phosphate, Soy Oil, Methionine DL, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Wheat Germ Meal, Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Choline Chloride, Natural Flavor, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Oxide, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Cobalt Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K Activity), Calcium Iodate, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

    Analysis:

    Crude Protein (min): 15%
    Crude Fat (min): 4%
    Crude Fiber (max) 7%
    Moisture (max): 10%
    Calcium (min): 0.8%
    Calcium (max): 1.2%
    Phosphorous (min): 0.8%

    Reviews

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    Oxbow Essentials - Adult Rat (Regal Rat)
     
    4.9

    (based on 20 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (18)
    • Likes it (18)
    • Nutritional (17)
    • Easy to digest (14)
    • Well balanced (14)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (14)
    • Smaller animals (6)
    • Older animals (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Long-time pet owner (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Keeping rats for 35 years and counting..

    Oxbow is a quality company with the understanding that giving a top product with the animals best interests is primary to having a following. Pelleting rats is much better than seed and its easy...Read complete review

    Oxbow is a quality company with the understanding that giving a top product with the animals best interests is primary to having a following. Pelleting rats is much better than seed and its easy to control portions. This formula makes a good base pellet to add fruits and veggies, switching up new interesting foods to keep your creatures happy. The 20 pound is the best way to go if you have over a dozen rats at a time. I keep blues, Siamese and Himalayan's in 3 colonies. All have lived at least three years with few problems, certainly nothing out of the ordinary. Two rats, one male and one female made 4 yrs without issues. When offered other pellet types they always favor the oxbow and when cleaning the cages never is a single pellet found to be wasted. Females have had healthy litters with plump kittens full of energy. My males could sleep 20 hours a day between wrestling matches but that is just boys. The girls are always on the go. I have no obese rats and they are all large, muscular, healthy and absolutely tops. I would never change from this pellet at this point, there is simply no reason. One of the best complements about them from the vet.. these do not look like pet store rats.
    The shipping from pet360 is inexpensive and reliable. The ordering process could not possibly be easier and it is greatly appreciated.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tasty, but lowered energy levels

    The ingredients are great. My animals all loved it. But I noticed a change in energy....my rats became less energetic while on oxbow. I switched them back to their prior diet...Read complete review

    The ingredients are great. My animals all loved it. But I noticed a change in energy....my rats became less energetic while on oxbow. I switched them back to their prior diet (a homemade diet designed by a small animal nutritionist) and they regained their former energy levels.

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    5.0

    Wonderful

    By Moe

    from De Soto, MO

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy To Digest
    • Good Value
    • Likes It
    • Nutritional
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Oxbow Essentials - Adult Rat (Regal Rat):

      My rats love this food. They gobble it up quickly and they have so much energy.

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      4.0

      good quality food

      By jthiel69

      from pa

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Digest
      • Good Value
      • Likes It
      • Nutritional
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

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        5.0

        Keeping rats for 35 years and counting..

        By chickadoggie

        from USA

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Digest
        • Good Value
        • Likes It
        • Nutritional
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Oxbow Essentials - Adult Rat (Regal Rat):

          Oxbow is a quality company with the understanding that giving a top product with the animals best interests is primary to having a following. Pelleting rats is much better than seed and its easy to control portions. This formula makes a good base pellet to add fruits and veggies, switching up new interesting foods to keep your creatures happy. The 20 pound is the best way to go if you have over a dozen rats at a time. I keep blues, Siamese and Himalayan's in 3 colonies. All have lived at least three years with few problems, certainly nothing out of the ordinary. Two rats, one male and one female made 4 yrs without issues. When offered other pellet types they always favor the oxbow and when cleaning the cages never is a single pellet found to be wasted. Females have had healthy litters with plump kittens full of energy. My males could sleep 20 hours a day between wrestling matches but that is just boys. The girls are always on the go. I have no obese rats and they are all large, muscular, healthy and absolutely tops. I would never change from this pellet at this point, there is simply no reason. One of the best complements about them from the vet.. these do not look like pet store rats.
          The shipping from pet360 is inexpensive and reliable. The ordering process could not possibly be easier and it is greatly appreciated.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Rat Food!

          By DanielleD

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Long-time Pet Owner

          Pros

          • Easy To Digest
          • Good Value
          • Likes It
          • Nutritional
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

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              Comments about Oxbow Essentials - Adult Rat (Regal Rat):

              Oxbow Rat Food is great for two main reasons:
              1. Balanced diet (with no option for picking and choosing like seed mixes)
              2. Flavor the boys love (as opposed to the lab blocks which look and, from the rats' disdain, taste like chalk!)

              The 20 lb adult rat food lasts my two about 9 months.

              It may seem more expensive, but given there is no waste from picking and choosing it is is a great choice!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wouldn't feed anything else

              By Amanda

              from Norristown, PA

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Pros

              • Easy To Digest
              • Good Value
              • Likes It
              • Nutritional
              • Well Balanced

              Cons

              • 20lb Bag Always Sold Out

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Oxbow Essentials - Adult Rat (Regal Rat):

              I have 5 male rats - Remy, Neumann, Carlos, Artemis, and Eli. They LOVE this food. As a vet tech I know that oxbow is about as good as it gets for small animal products. My guys devour this food. I just wish that the 20lb bags were more readily available, the small bag of food lasts us maybe two weeks.

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