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Old 06-16-2017, 04:40 PM   #1
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At first I was feeding My hairless rat twiggy bunny/hamster food. (at the time i couldn't afford rat food)
Recently we bought rat and mouse cuisine. She's been picking through it. and barely eating any of it. Shes taking certain things out and then leaving the rest. Should i just leave the food she doesn't eat til she does or keep on refilling it and letting her pick it out?

they told me i cant feed her fruits and vegetables for four months? should i stick to that or can i give her little bits.


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Those kind of seed mixes are not ideal for rats. Oxbow rat food is the best.
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Oxbow is one of the top two rat blocks (the other is Harlan Teklad 2014).
Oxbow has recently come out with a new rat block that looks better then the other blocks.

The recommended diet is a good block available at all times
and daily vegs
and occasional healthy treats such as a piece of fruit, cooked grains such as quinoa, cooked cereals such as 12 grain or oatmeal. organic pumpkin seeds etc

Watch out for foods with added salt, added sugar, or added fats. http://www.ratshackforum.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=3708

There is a forbidden foods list http://www.ratshackforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=590
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