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Old 03-09-2010, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default GOOD lab blocks without corn in Victoria, BC

Helloo!
I'm new here, my rats are arriving in a few days.
So far i've got some 18% dog food that i'm going to be supplementing with sue bees mix,
But I want to switch to a complete lab block diet.

Trouble is, NOBODY delivers to British Columbia!!

I can order online, and ship it to Surrey, BC (my parents house )or Victoria BC. (my house)

heeellpp!



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Old 03-09-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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This might help you.


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Default Re: GOOD lab blocks without corn in Victoria, BC

I actually use a dog food along with the Extrusion Diet. It's Natural Balance Vegetarian. Protien is 18% It has no soy and such in it but that is why I have the Extrusion and seed mix in it aswell. The ingredients are great in the food..

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High protein is bad for our ratties, you should try to keep protein low, fat low, no sugar, no salt

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Default Re: GOOD lab blocks without corn in Victoria, BC

The stuff I was looking at in the bulk food store was 22.5%.

How bad would this be for 5 week old females?

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22.5% protein?!
baby rats need more protein for growing but i think 22.5% is too high still

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yeah I agree, 22.5% is way to high ..My adult rat's get 14% in thier food.

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I would rather feed my rats a block with corn before any dog food.

Rats require their energy source to come from grains... like corn! Dog food is more meat and not energy dense enough for rats.
Corn is a whole grain, an energy source as well as a filler. It's not bad for rats.

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Old 03-09-2010, 03:30 PM   #9
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I think my only way of passage is going to have to be ordering some harlan teklad into point roberts and picking it up... gahh!!! sometimes Canada is not so awesome.

And I thought corn was toxic to rats? I've read this on many many many websites....

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They are claiming that dried corn in seed mixes could contain fungi which can be toxic. But! If you want to talk fungi and toxicity, all the cereals and grains we eat and give our rats come from silos and could also contain fungi and some toxicity.



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