COVID-19 Update: We are open and maintaining our regular business hours from 8AM-5PM CST. We want to thank each and every one of you for continuing to purchase our foods during these difficult times. We can keep working because of you. We are a small company of 32 people proudly making food for your beloved companions in the countryside of Illinois. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us at 815-888-4040 or email us at


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Caring and working for the health of animals

Lafeber Company was built by a father-son team of veterinarians with a shared love of animals and a special passion for birds. Our manufacturing facility has always been located on the Lafeber family farmland, and all of our products are mixed, formed, and packaged under one roof.
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New! Gourmet Tropical Fruit Pellets

The only fruit pellet made exclusively with the natural sweetness of fruit.
No sugar or fructose added.

  • Made with human-grade mango, papaya, and pineapple
  • Omega 3 & 6 balanced for vibrant feathers and healthy skin
  • No artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors

Balanced diet for your pets




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Balanced Diet

Explore our range of delicious bird & small mammal food

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Rat Communication: How Your Rats Talk To Each Other

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