Exotic Nutrition Rodent Blocks are formulated to provide the nutrients required for growth and maintenance for most rodents including rats, mice, hamsters, and guinea pigs. Also, ideal for supplying optimum nutrition to pet squirrels and degus. Nutritionally complete and balanced food.
Healthy treats have several benefits for both pets and pet owners. Treats can lend variety to an otherwise monotonous diet, provide good exercise for teeth and jaws, and add behavioral enrichment for animals that spend their lives in a small, limited environment. Most importantly, treats form a connection between pets and pet owners, assisting in bonding and training.
Ingredients: Corn, Wheat Middlings, Wheat, Corn Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles, Fish Meal, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Limestone, Cane Molasses, Salt, Vitamin D3 Supplement, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Supplement), Niacin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K Activity), Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Acetate, Biotin, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, dl-Methionine, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Cupric Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 16.0% (Min), Crude Fat 6.0% (Min), Crude Fiber 5.0% (Max), Moisture 10.0% (Max), Ash 8.0% (Max)
Feeding Instructions: Feed free choice. Always provide fresh, clean drinking water.
Your pet Squirrel may snub these Rodent blocks initially if there are other food sources available, but this is the food many squirrel rehabs use due to the high nutritional values. The trick is to offer Exotic Nutrition rodent blocks first, and withhold the nuts and treats for later. If your Squirrel is still reluctant to eat the rodent blocks you can try enticing them using the following formula:
1/4 Cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 tablespoon walnut oil (or other nut based oil)
1 cup Exotic Nutrition Rodent Block
1/4 teaspoon Exotic Nutrition's Squirrel-Cal (calcium supplement)
Blend peanut butter & oil, microwave (approximately 45 seconds). Stir in Squirrel-Cal until thoroughly mixed. Pour over the rodent block and mix until blocks are coated. Let sit for at least an hour so that blocks absorb the peanut flavor. On parchment paper or a lightly grease baking sheet, lay out in a single layer and bake 225 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. Let block cool completely before placing in a covered dish or bag. Store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Storage: Store cool and dry.