Thursday, June 19, 2014

Product Review: Brown's Tropical Carnival Pet Mouse and Rat Food


I use to use this as a bagged rat food for all of my rats until I found Oxbow Regal Rat Food. I switched because studies have shown that dried corn is bad for rats and can even cause cancer and this rat food has dried corn in it. Now I will say that I still use this rat food as a treat for my rats because they like the pumpkin and sunflower seeds as well as some of the other bits, but I pick out all of the dried corn before I give it to them. 

Rats like a variety of foods in their diet and I've had rats live to be 4 years old feeding them the mixture of foods and treats that I feed them. I would not recommend feeding this exclusively as a rat food, only as a treat and only if you pick the dried corn out of it. 

5 comments:

  1. Dried corn is bad for anyone now, corn in most any way with all the gmo crap

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  2. I did the same with my mouse girls. I gave them a nice daily food then used a mix like that as treats.

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  3. If dried corn causes cancer in rats, does that mean it can cause cancer in US? Is there something in corn in general causing cancer or is it the drying process?

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  4. pat- I've been hearing that pretty much all corn we consume now has been fiddled with in some way. It's kinda scary.

    Anna- Yep, since they love a variety of foods I have to be quick on my toes. lol

    Stephanie- During the drying process some of the corn has a small pocket in the middle that doesn't dry all the way and can produce mold that can cause cancer in rats.

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  5. That's interesting about the corn. I wish scientists would stop messing with our food.

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