Product Review: Brown’s Tropical Carnival

Manufacturer: F.M. Brown’s Sons, Inc.
Brand: Browns
Product Name: Tropical Carnival® Gourmet Hamster & Gerbil Food

Browns Tropical Carnival  Food is a seed mix.  I decided to try this product on others suggestions.   While the protein and fat values are correct there are some questionable ingredients used such as the use of dyes and chemicals.  Now, I like to inspect the whole contents before feeding to my gerbils.  I will dump the whole bag into a bowl looking for anything odd or wrong.  When I first opened the package there was a strong odor of plastic.  I also noticed the food was very colorful and rich in dyes.  Hesitant, I decided to offer some to a few of my gerbils by hand.   Airis, Leia, Ava and Jill all sniffed and walked away.  – Usually those four will run off with something.  I have since dumped this product in the backyard for the wild animals to try.


Product Ingredients:

Oat Groats, White Proso Millet, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Wheat, Milo, Corn, Sunflower Seeds, Safflower Seeds, Dried Pineapple, Dried Papaya, Barley, Peanuts, Canadian Peas, Squash Seeds, Dried Banana, Dried Carrots, Dried Lentils, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin Seeds, Raisins, Flaked Peas, Pasta Product, Wheat Middlings, Wheat Flour, Ground Corn, Ground Oats, Ground Barley, Corn Gluten Meal, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Cane Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Fat Product (Source of DHA), Fructooligosaccharide, L-Lysine, Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, DL-Methionine, Zinc Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Pediococcus acidilacticii Fermentation Product, Biotin, Folic Acid, Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract, Beta-Carotene, Artificial Banana Flavor, Colors Added (Titanium Dioxide, Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5 and Yellow 6) and Sulfur Dioxide (a preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein (min.) 12.5%
Crude Fat (min.) 7.5%
Crude Fiber (max.) 8.5%
Moisture (max.) 14.0%
Calcium (min.) 0.15%
Calcium (max.) 0.65%
Phosphorus (min.) 0.35%
Vitamin E (min.) 55 IU/kg
Docohexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min.) 0.03%
Pediococcus acidilacticii (min.) 7,500,000 CFU/lb.

Product Statement:

Tropical Carnival is a vitamin-nutrient-fortified food and treat, all-in-one. This super premium gourmet food is specifically formulated for the daily dietary needs of your Hamster and Gerbil and is jam-packed with a medley of delicacies such as fruits, veggies, seeds and gains. Plus we’ve added beneficial bacteria to aid in proper digestion. Your Hamster and Gerbil will find Tropical Carnival simply irresistible.


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