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Rodent Blocks 1 lb.

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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.

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by Anonymous on January 11, 2023

My babies seem to like it. - Brandi V.

by klreed on January 18, 2022

My squirrels go crazy over these, couldn't be happier! -Karen R.

by Anonymous on September 28, 2021

My Syrian and Dwarf hamster love these blocks. I put it in the bowl with a feed mix for some variety for them to pick through and they always pick out the rodent block and take it back to their burrow! - Lindsay B.

by Dannyboy22! on September 16, 2021

Awesome stuff. - Danny M.

by Anonymous on July 12, 2021

My squirrels that I feed on my deck don't like this at all. -Diane L M.

[Response from Seller: Thank you for your review Diane. We're sorry to hear that the wild squirrels on your deck won't eat this food. Squirrels are natural foragers in the wild, so they are usually pickier than other animals and won't always eat every type of food you try to feed them. If they have plenty of choices of food available to them, they will simply choose to eat whichever type(s) they have a preference for.]

by Anonymous on June 11, 2021

My rats love these I have 20 who readily take them we have tried others and these are the only I never find when cleaning! Side note my dogs are obsessed and we have to keep in a box that latches. -Kerry F.

by Sandra J. on March 5, 2021

I tried these with the orphaned infant squirrel we raised until he could go to wildlife re-habbers and will be released with others this spring. Our rescue took a while to get used to the blocks, but eventually began eating them. I have a large glass hanging feeder for squirrels outside. There were several soon-to-be and new mothers in the group, so I began mixing rodent blocks in with the roasted, unsalted peanuts they like. It took a few days, but now all the rodent blocks are taken. -Sandra J. S.

by Anonymous on December 24, 2020

All 18 of my rehab squirrels love these blocks. I started them out soon as their eyes opened. Despite a few rehabbers on FB pages saying they are bad and not nutritionally balanced. I would disagree, all 18 of mine are being over wintered, ages 12 to 14 weeks. These along with a balanced veggie diet and all are doing great! -Tonya R.

by QueenieKittie on October 4, 2020

Don't bother with this. My squirrels don't even use them to gnaw on. They rather branches, twigs, fresh fruit, veggies, and unsalted seeds/nuts. My hamster won't even touch them which says alot.

by Anonymous on August 26, 2020

My newborn rescued "squirrel" (Rocky) which turned out to be a rat (Ratatouille), is finally at the stage where he's starting to eat solid foods. He really appears to like these Rodent blocks and I'm so glad I bought them when I did. He's being weened off formula feedings (now 3-4 time a day) and he's nibbling on the Rodent Block that I break in pieces for him daily along with some fruit. -Sherry F.

by Anonymous on July 28, 2020

My squirrel loves these. A friend sent us a bag of Squirrel Complete when he was young (several months ago) and these were his absolute favorite part. He’s been eating nuts and fresh fruit and veg for the last few months. I recently remembered and ordered him a bag of pellets and they arrived today. OMG. He was so excited when I gave him one. Makes me smile to see him enjoy them. I’ll make sure we always have them on hand in the future. And they’re so inexpensive. Thanks for a great product! -Jeannie C.

by DikMickle on July 5, 2020

My squirrel rescue (Churchil)l loves these blocks. I keep all sorts of food available in her Congo Cage including treats and somehow she regulates a steady diet all the way around on her own. Did I say, 'She loves these blocks?!' -Richard M.

by Anonymous on May 20, 2020

This block is so hard none of my rodents will eat it, waste of money don’t buy! I took a gamer to break the blocks up and my chinchilla, rats and squirrel still can’t eat them. -Michelle K.

[Response from Seller: We're sorry to hear about this issue, Michelle. Chinchillas, rats and squirrels are rodents which have very strong teeth that are designed for chewing hard foods. Your pet may snub these blocks initially if there are other food sources available, but the trick is to offer Exotic Nutrition rodent blocks first, and withhold treats for later. If your pets are still reluctant to eat the rodent blocks you can try enticing them by adding 1/4 tablespoon walnut oil (or other nut based oil). We hope this information helps!]

by Anonymous on January 23, 2020

There's absolutely nothing wrong with these as far as my rodents go. They readily take and eat them and I bought them primarily thinking they'd be good for their teeth. Totally good on that front. However, my CAT is the biggest fan and I have no idea why. She never gets into food. Not her own food, not people food, nothing... But she is OBSESSED with trying to rip into the bag of these. I had to lock them in a box under my cage and she got into that too. Somehow. Miraculously. You'd think there was catnip in them or something. She has dietary restrictions due to IBS, so I can't have her swallowing these whole. In case they're just as attractive to other cats, I'd suggest keeping them well out of reach of any felines. -Emily N.

by Anonymous on November 28, 2019

My flying squirrels like this treat they are spoiled with a variety of other things so this is not their fave but they do like it. Now if I had grays to rescue right now I could leave a review for them.. but I don’t. I would think they would like them. I think my flyers are just spoiled to the core lol. -Denise G.

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