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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Milk pellets, are they any good?

I've heard a bit about these pellets, but can't really get it to fit.

My translation:

Quote:
They can be given to females, no matter if they produce milk or not. Works as a supplement to normal pellets. Helps females produce high quality milk, and can even give more milk.
There's also something about it being used as a supplement food, and how much you should give.

Content:
Raw protein: 24,5%
Lysine: 1,6%
Fat: 9,5%
Sugar: 24,5 %
Fiber: 1,4%
Ash: 7,7%
Calcium: 0,9%
Phosphor: 0,65%
Sodium: 0,5%

My first thought is that it's VERY high in sugar. I know animals used for breeding need more raw protein than non breeding animals, but I can't remember how much protein they normally contain though...

Any thoughts?
Is it true that these pellets would help mom make "better" milk for her kits?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 10:44 PM
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Do they list the ingredients? Just the nutritional values isn't a necessarily good measure of how healthy they are -- if the protein is from steak, for example, these are a bad chinchilla pellet.

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Yeah... But this was what I got when I asked what was in them.
I've only seen them online, and there's not really any info on them...

It's quite annoying when people talk about new products, but they don't really have any info on them...
And to top it all off, they are quite expensive. Just about 14 bucks for 0,5 kg pellets.

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It sounds like calf manna. I do not recommend it for the same reasons you mention. Too much protein, fat and sugar.

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