Food preparation

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  1. Mar 26, 2018 #1

    Jessica marie

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    I have another silly newbie question...almost all of the gazillion things I've read say that I should freeze their food for 24 hours to make sure any parasites die. My problem is that I don't want to have nothing for them to eat while I'm "cleaning" their food. I know that when we bring driftwood home from the beach for my boyfriend's gecko we bake it for an hour or so to "clean" it....do you think I can do that with my rats food mix? Think it would work? I just wanna feed my babies ):
     
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    SQ

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    I don't freeze my rat food
    and mixes are not good for rats

    btw the recommended diet is:
    * a good block (oxbow or Harlan Teklad 2014) available at all times
    * and a variety of daily vegs (incl cooked sweet potato, mixed greens, baby kale, broccoli, frozen/thawed peas, cooked/baked squash & pumpkin, organic pumpkin seeds, carrots, cooked organic corn - otherwise it may be GMO corn which is designed to kill rats, etc)
    * and healthy treats such as berries, a piece of fruit, cooked grains (such as oatmeal, quinoa, etc), organic pumpkin seeds, homemade veg soup, etc
    * no added salt, sugar, or fats
    * low protein and protein from plants is best for rats

    hope this helps
     
  3. Mar 27, 2018 #3

    Mizzely

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    Seed mixes are really prone to bugs, but blocks are not. I don't freeze blocks.
     

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