At what age do you start feeding a rat an adult diet?

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I will be getting 3 8-week-old rats soon. I know that baby rats need more protein in their diet while they are growing. I am wondering at what age should I start reducing the amount of protein I give them? Articles I've read haven't specified the specific age. Thank you :)
 

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i usually reduce protein levels at 3 months or so, depending on the growth and condition of the rat. You can feed an adult diet though and supplement with protein sources like egg, fish or chicken. The "young rat" diets available commercially usually aren't that good.
 

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Thank you! I'm planning on feeding them Oxbow Adult Rat Food with eggs, chicken, and other protein supplements. It's my first time with young rats. I've adopted my other four when they were already over 6 months. Any other diet tips?
 

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