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Old 11-14-2012, 04:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Making my own mix

I'm sure there are threads about this so I'm sorry for having posted this. I have been researching different cat foods to put into my hedgies mix. I just wanted to see what y'all thought of the foods I've selected before I go purchase them. I've never made a mix before, obviously, and don't know a lot about it. All my foods came from the "approved list" in the forums.

I've narrowed it down to 5. I don't know how many of them I actually want to use, maybe 3 of them? Anywho, I've narrowed it down to...

Natural Balance Green Pea & Duck
Crude Protein (30%), Crude Fat (12%), Crude Fiber (4%), Moisture (10%), Taurine (.16%), Omega 3 Fatty Acids (.4%)*, Omega 6 Fatty Acids (2.6%)*,

Innova Low Fat
Crude protein (min): 32%, crude fat (min): 8%, crude fat (max): %, crude fiber (max): 5%, moisture (max): 10%, linoleic acid (min): 1.5%, omega 3 fatty acids (min): 0.35%, taurine (min): 0.1%, vitamin E (min): 300 IU/kg, L-carnitine (min): 250 mg/kg, DHA plus EPA (min): 0.05%, total microorganisms (min): 90,000,000 CFU/lb

Wellness Indoor
Protein (min.) 30.0%, Fat (min.) 12.0%, Fiber (max.) 5.0%, Moisture (max.) 11.0%, Ash (max.) 6.5%, Magnesium (max.) 0.098%, Vitamin E (min.) 300IU, Taurine (min.) 0.20%, L-Carnitine* (min.) 100 mg/kg, Omega 6* (min.) 3.0%, Omega 3* (min.) .50%, Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (min.) 400 mg/kg, Chondroitin Sulfate* (min.) 300 mg/kg, Total Micro-Organisms* 80,000,000 CFU/lb. *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Wellness Healthy Weight
Protein (min.) 30.0%, Fat (min.) 8.0%, Fiber (max.) 4.0%, Moisture (max.) 11.0%, Ash (max.) 6.5%, Magnesium (max.) 0.098%, Vitamin E (min.) 300IU, Taurine (min.) 0.20%, L-Carnitine* (min.) 150 mg/kg, Omega 6* (min.) 2.75%, Omega 3* (min.) .50%, Glucosamine Hydrochloride* (min.) 400 mg/kg, Chondroitin Sulfate* (min.) 300 mg/kg, Total Micro-Organisms* 80,000,000 CFU/lb. *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

and Solid Gold
Crude Protein 32%, Minimum. Crude Fat 12%, Minimum. Crude Fiber 4%, Maximum. Moisture 10% Maximum. Calorie Content (calculated): Calories (ME) 380 kcal/cup 3500 kcal/kg

I'm not sure which ones, or if there are other better options, to choose from and after that I'm not sure how much of each food to do in the mix. Prim is an avid runner. She runs on her wheel for hours at night so I imagine should have a higher fat diet. She is 4 months old and weighs about 270g. For snacks she usually gets some egg, mealworms, veggies and fruit every week.

Any suggestions/input would be welcome. I'm a total noob lol.
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