Oxbow’s Essentials - Adult Food is formulated to meet the specific nutritional needs of adult rats. This complete and balanced rat food is low in fat and includes exact levels of key nutrients to support daily function and performance. The uniformity of Essentials - Adult Rat prevents the selective feeding commonly associated with mixes and seed-based diets.
- Uniform kibble prevents selective feeding
- Low fat formula supports daily function and performance
- Fortified with vitamins and minerals for optimum health
- Formulated with the guidance of top veterinarians and nutritionists
About The Manufacturer
The story of Oxbow Animal Health has its humble beginnings over five generations ago on the Miller family farm. During this time, hay was the lifeblood from which the Miller family grew and nurtured their animals. It was important that every harvest met the absolute highest standards.
Thus began the Oxbow commitment to developing the very best in animal care products, a tradition that carried on five generations later when John Miller founded Oxbow Animal Health. By making sure this belief formed the foundation of Oxbow, Miller has created an internationally-recognized brand that has become the most trusted name in small animal nutrition, from loyal customers to top veterinarians.
It wasn’t easy, and it isn’t still. Meeting our Oxbow standard of product quality is no easy task. Materials that make up our products are hand-selected, personally inspected, routinely analyzed for nutritional value, tested, and retested again. Every day, we strive to combine our love of animals with the solid science and knowledge necessary to provide your animal with the highest level of quality care.
Knowing how we get to the end product, it’s easy to see why our timothy hay-based formulas have pioneered a worldwide revolution in small animal nutrition, or why our veterinarian- referred Professional Line has set the industry standard for care of small pets recovering from illness or injury.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We hope you have the chance to experience our product firsthand and truly discover the Oxbow Difference.
Whole Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Wheat Bran, Wheat, Soybean Meal, Menhaden Fish Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavor, Soybean Hulls, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Flax Seed Meal, Monocalcium Phosphate, DL-Methionine, Canola Oil, Hydrolyzed Yeast, Wheat Germ Meal, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Salt, Inulin, Magnesium Oxide, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Choline Chloride, Sodium Bentonite, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, L-Ascorbyl-2-Monophosphate (Vitamin C), Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Biotin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Rosemary Extract
Crude Protein (min) 15.00%
Crude Fat (min) 4.00%
Crude Fiber (min) 2.00%
Crude Fiber (max) 5.00%
Moisture (max) 10.00%
Calcium (min) 1.00%
Calcium (max) 1.50%
Phosphorous (min) 0.80%
Vitamin A (minn) 8,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 (min) 1,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min) 125 IU/kg
Adult (over 6 months): Unlimited
In addition, it is recommended to feed a limited amount of appropriate vegetables and fresh fruits.
Grass hay for foraging and nesting.
* Please note that these are guidelines. If you have questions about your pet’s daily feeding regimen, please contact your veterinarian or Oxbow for more specific feeding information.
This product is not intended for young, pregnant or nursing rats. We encourage pet owners to feed Oxbow’s Mouse and Young Rat Food during this stage of life.
Offer Oxbow’s grass hay to stimulate natural nesting and foraging behavior.
Transitioning Foods: Week One, mix ¼ new food with ¾ current food. Week Two, mix ½ new food with ½ current food. Week Three, mix ¾ new food with ¼ current food. By Week Four, you can feed Oxbow Essentials Adult Rat Food exclusively to your pet.
It takes time to transition your pet to a new food without having digestive upset. Over the course of one to two weeks, you should gradually switch from the old food to the new. Start with a 75% old to 25% new mix, then 50:50, and finally 25:75, until you have switched to Grandma Lucy's food entirely.