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PostSubject: Rat Food ?   Mon 10 Jul - 19:58

What do you guys feed your rats on ? i was just wondering as i have always fed mine on pets at home rat nuggets and dried fruit and veg . thxs a bundle

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i no i havent go any rats right now ( gonna get some after summer holidays ) though sorry i forgot to say that i was looking after my friends rats as she is on holiday Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Mon 10 Jul - 20:03

Well, I started with lab blocks, but here they are way too expensive. I would pay $10 for 2 pounds of lab blocks. It was outrageous. Now I have a feeder bin filled with cat food (which they don't really eat) and they get lots of people food and treats. My old rat, Ebony, at this point just gets treats and people food.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Mon 10 Jul - 20:09

So like scraps after meals ?
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Mon 10 Jul - 20:18

Yeah. I did learn you can't leave them in the cage. Mine love to eat a little and hoard the rest. To make a long story short my room soon smelt of rancid food. Now I give it to them on a spare towel on my bed so they eat what they want without being allowed to store it.
After thanksgiving they get to chew on the turkey carcass. It is really cute watching them try to drag the whole carcass back into their cage. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Mon 10 Jul - 20:20

lol Laughing , okay i will try that thankyou so much ! we are having sunday dinner tonight and i think moms doing some chicken for herself and my brother and dad ( im a vegetarien ) so i will ask for the bones and spare veggies Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Mon 10 Jul - 20:27

I spoiled Ebony, my first and oldest rat, so much that she now refuses to eat any health food. Luckily my new rats arn't that smart. They actually prefer fresh fruit than most other foods.

Here is a picture of Ebony when she stole an entire dinner role!

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Mon 10 Jul - 20:30

Aww Too Cute ! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 0:50

Rats like most fresh or frozen fruits or veggies. Here are some of my rats' favorites:

cantaloupe
bananas
grapes
peas
carrots
melon of any kind
avacodo (WATCH OUT! HIGH IN FAT)
green beans

Try small amounts of fruits and vegetables, whole grain pastas and bread, brown rice, yogurt, and occasionally low fat cooked meat, mealworms, cheese, seeds and nuts. In addition, treats such as dog biscuits can be given.
It is important to keep rats on a high fiber and low fat diet though, so limit higher fat foods such as cheese, seeds, and nuts. Rats have a bit of a sweet tooth, but resist the temptation to feed sugary foods or junk food, including chocolate.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 3:11

You will never believe it, but my rats refused to eat avacado. I have heard how much rats love avacado, but they won't eat it. So weird.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 3:44

My female, Dolly,doesn't like avacodo,but the rest of them do.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 4:51

Oh good, I'm not the only one with weird rats. Though now that I think of it, My old rats didn't eat yogies at first either. They soon got over that though!
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 5:29

lol, all of my rats love yogies
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 5:51

I hate how expensive they are. When I had more rats I would go through them so quickly. I wish I knew how to make them at home (if that is even possible)
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 6:57

I hate the price oh them too! I have 12 rats right now, so it seems as soon as I blink they are gone lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 10:08

lol , i tried grapes they love them tuogh if i put a grape in there they wont jut eat it the play with it and then start to nibble !
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 16:47

Do your rats eat the skins, because mine won't. They won't ever recognize they are food until a break the skins and they can smell the juice. Then the peel the skins off and eat them.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 18:50

my rat bit into a really jucy grape and the juce went all over her face. i had to bath her, and bathing salt is not enjoyable lol

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 19:12

I've never met a rat who is easy to bathe. I have lost much skin to my rats nails while bathing. Not enjoyable.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 19:21

tell me about it i'v stil got the marks from Pepper and thet was three weeks ago!!!! My rats claws are long but i'm scared to cut them and they are not long for the vet to cut apparently! its so annoying!!

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 19:23

Have you ever thought of filing the nails down? I know somepeope use nail files on their rats. I clip my rats nails, but it doesnt bother me.
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 19:25

lol colilova just try it ! if you do acidently cut it to short it will bleed for about 3 secs and then it will be fine read about it and ask someone to hold the rat while you cut the nails i used to cut my boys nails ( reason for stopping well they died Crying or Very sad ) so well try .........
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 20:20

i'll try it thanx, but.....they will probly try and eat the nail file knowing my rats lol

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Wed 12 Jul - 20:30

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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Sun 3 Jun - 1:42

My rats eat kibble,seeds,fruits,veggies,dry pasta,and oats.I also give them turkey leg bones cut in half as a treat.Its great to wear down the teeth.They have to chew alot. alien
(I also live and raw feed)
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PostSubject: Re: Rat Food ?   Tue 5 Jun - 1:31

My rats get Harlan Teklad lab blocks, Suebee's Mix, and fresh veggies/herbs/fruit every evening with oatmeal made with soy milk.

Since it's been mentioned... cat food should never be fed to rats, unless they're pregnant or lactating. It's WAY too high in protein.
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