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  1. W

    Anyone try this food?

    Pure by White Mill, looks interesting! Thoughts on it being added to a mix?
  2. Pingu

    1 male being restricted food by other 3, please help

    Hello. I have 4 un-neutered male rats living together in a single critter nation. They are all around 5-6 months old. I've recently started noticing that one of the boys, Pigeon, is always thinner than the rest of them. It's very noticeable upon picking him up that he's much skinnier than the...
  3. Jebbsie

    Rat won't eat, please help.

    I have had rats for over 10 years now and have never experienced anything like this at all. One of my girls, Nhym, is just over a year old and recovered from a uri infection around 2 months ago. Even after recovering she has no interest in eating. She is so skinny it's heartbreaking, but...
  4. ratazana

    I think 1 of my rats is dying? :(

    Hello, everyone So my rat is 2years and 8 months old. In the last 2 weeks he started getting sick. It all started with some noises when breathing, i took him to the vet and was prescribed azithromycin and also nebulization with 3 other meds. i did that for 2 weeks and then returned to the vet...
  5. Kye

    UTIs?

    Hello ! I'm here with a hypothetical question- I'm hoping my rats won't even have a problem with this but just in case- If someone can't get to the vet for their rats UTI What foods would you recommend other then Cranberries to help get rid of it ? Maybe Yogurt ? I'm just wondering for the worry...
  6. K

    My Rats Energy

    A couple of months ago I got my two rats Pigeon and Luna. At first Luna was really active and Pigeon was still active but a bit less than Luna. However a couple of weeks ago I noticed that Pigeon was really lethargic and when I take her out she doesn’t want to play and sits down and sleeps. Is...
  7. I

    I recently gave my rats spinach since they have spinach in their food blocks. Will they be okay?

    i have read many differing opinions online about spinach and how it effects rats, some say it’s good for them others say it’s poisonous. Will they be okay eating it in moderation or should i avoid it from now on?
  8. I

    Can rats get sick from eating too much?

    I have read online that they have the ability to eat just when they’re hungry but for some reason my babies always seem to be hungry and i’m scared that giving them food such as Yogis will make them sick even if they are made for rats and other small animals.
  9. TanniH

    Biting

    So my new baby rats have been biting. So I’m trying to do the spoon technique where you squeak when they bite it. I’m introducing soft food to the spoon so they’ll learn to lick instead of bite. I’ve been bitten twice by one of them. But the only food they seem to like is Cauliflower cheese baby...
  10. MN Rat Pack

    is oxbow garden safe?

    Hello, My rats prefer the Oxbow Garden diet over the original. however, the ingredients include two types of grasses... does that count as hay?
  11. 16kacha

    Rat mix?

    Hi- i was just curious if anyone makes their rats mixes for their food. I would obviously still feed them oxbow but wanted to see if anyone does it.
  12. O

    Are these safe ingredients?

    Wheatberries (39%) (contains Gluten) (Water, Wheatberries), Red Rice (19%) (Water, Red Rice), Freekeh(contains Gluten) (19%) (Water, Freekeh), Black Barley(contains Gluten) (9%) (Water, Black Barley), White Quinoa (9%) (Water, White Quinoa), Olive Oil I’m looking at this microwaveable grain mix...
  13. 16kacha

    Old Rat foods?

    Does anyone know what to feed an older rat to help keep weight on them, but isnt too much protien for their kidneys?
  14. Rat-a-tata

    Stealing food from cage mates mouth

    Hi all, I’ve been looking online, and on the forums on here for some information but with no success, so I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this. I have 3 girls - Poppy, 3, and Milly, and Moo, both 6 months. Milly and Moo were introduced to Poppy when they were 8 weeks old...
  15. oasisandbambi

    Rat food

    Hello! I need help from someone who knows a little about rat diet? I made a post about this a while ago and no one replied so please any kind of help is great. Im from Europe and the only good Rat food I could find was Science Selective. It was a great food until they changed the recipe and made...
  16. R

    Safe food for rats

    I am going shopping for groceries and such and I wanted to get more fresh foods for my rats. I wanted to try other things than what I usually give them. What are some fresh foods that you feed your rats that are proved to be safe for them? I heard that rats can eat kiwi, is that true? I also...
  17. Kyn

    Oxbow Regal Rat for Young Rats?

    I have three boys who are a little over 8 weeks old. Right now, I feed them the adult formula of Oxbow Regal Rat. I looked into getting them the young rat and mouse formula of Oxbow's, but wasn't too impressed with the ingredients (corn, etc.) Since baby rats need more protein than adults, I've...
  18. R

    I'm just curious

    I was curious about a few things. I know that everyone cares for their animals differently. I just wanted to see all the different answers I might be able to get. Feel free to answer as many or as little questions as you would like. How many rats do you have? What are their names? How old are...
  19. R

    Ran out of rat food

    Hello, I am new to this forum. I have run into a situation. I give my boys Oxbow brand adult rat food and I noticed that I was getting low so I went to the shop to go buy more but they are out. When asked, the worker said that they won't be getting any for about a week and a half from today...
  20. R

    New to Rats

    I am a first time rat owner. Ive had my girls for about a month now. I have a couple of questions that Im hoping someone can answer for me. 1. This is the cage my rats are in They always pee on the third level of the cage and as a result my room always stinks. Even if I wipe that level down...
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