American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2009 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.

Critter Critiques

Buddy Biscuits® Dog Biscuits Review
Buddy Biscuits
Buddy biscuits—(L–R) peanut butter, sweet potato, vegetable.

Karen Robbins, Winnetka, CA
The Buddy Biscuits® are an all-natural biscuit free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives and comes in a fun gingerbread shape. They are 2½″ tall x 2″ wide.

Peanut Butter

The “Peanut Butter Madness” biscuits ingredients include: unbleached white flour, peanut butter, vegetable oil, mixed tocopherols (natural preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min): 15.0%
Crude Fat (min): 6.5%
Crude Fiber (max): 3.0%
Moisture (max): 10.0%

Sweet Potato

The “Sweet Potato Madness” contains barley, spelt, vegetable oil, fresh sweet potatoes, mixed tocopherols (natural preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min): 9.0%
Crude Fat (min): 5.0%
Crude Fiber (max): 3.0%
Moisture (max): 10.0%


Veggie Madness” is made of barley, spelt, vegetable oil, spinach, carrots, mixed tocopherols (natural preservative).

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min): 13.0%
Crude Fat (min): 8.5%
Crude Fiber (max): 2.5%
Moisture (max): 12.0%

All of these flavors come in 1 lb ($5.95) or 10 lb ($36) sizes. They also have the peanut butter and sweet potato biscuits in an organic version in 14 oz bags. They are available on their web site or from many retailers.

Their new size version is the Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuits® that comes in an 8 oz ($4.95) or 8 lb ($30) box in all the flavors. These are more of an individual rat-size treat in the same fun gingerbread shape. I gave my mice the Sweet Potato ones, and they loved them. They are small enough a mouse is able to pick it up in its mouth and carry off to a corner to munch on.

I give the regular size to my PG/nursing rat-moms and young babies. They get biscuits every day until the kids are about 8–12 weeks old. By far the peanut butter ones are overwhelmingly the favorite with every rat mom, then the sweet potato, with veggie coming in third. These are a definite must-have treat for your rats!

My rats and mice give a hearty mouth-full squeak of approval!

Cathleen Schneider-Russell, Chino Hills, CA
I tried the Itty Bitty Buddy Biscuits® in roasted chicken, peanut butter, and veggie. My current three (1 girl and 2 boys) rattie darlings love the Itty Bitty Cloud Star biscuits! They devour them! I love the cute shapes.

NOTE: Buddy Biscuits®, P.O. Box 901, Chesterfield, MO 63006. Phone: (866) 821-8531, Fax: (909) 385-1041. Their web site is *

Updated December 15, 2021