Thanks for the info Toirtis. I have heard of the ferrets BARF diet which is probably good for them but I have a hard time feeding the little mice to my little snake (thank god he eats fast!) You also need to keep in mind what part of the country I live in and there is a whole store dedicated to this so you can see how I could easily be misinformed. Has I known there was a barf diet for dogs I would have realized that these bricks weren't it, lol. Not that I would ever use it, I would like some information on it just so I know. I am one of those knowledge freaks I need to know about just about everything. Thanks Tort!!!