How often do you feed your ratties?

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  1. Sep 21, 2017 #1

    Imjessiegee

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    I'm not sure on how often to feed them. I leave their normal food bowl filled up, incase they want that. But in the mornings at around 7am I wake up and give them breakfast, be that porridge/oatmeal, yogurt or baby food. I then head to college and get back at around 4pm, and usually feed them something small like a boiled egg or something. And then at around 7/8pm they get dinner which is like veggies/some fruit as a treat here and there.

    Is this too much? How often do you feed with sides?
     
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    It sounds like you're feeding them healthy foods and as long as it's being portioned so that they're not gaining a bunch of weight, I think this seems fine.

    I feed mine once at night, and then little treats during the day when we play or I clean the cage.
     
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    I would keep their protein very low as well as fat. They don't need much of it. Like us, their energy source is carbs. So oatmeal and grains are a good idea.
     
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    I also would say oatmeal is a good feeding idea.:thumbup:
     
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    oatmeal, grains, and vegs are good.

    I cook mine oatmeal and put berries on tp for me and the ratties. Berries such as blueberries are very healthy - and affordable if you buy and freeze when they are in season
     
  6. Nov 25, 2017 #6

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    I thought oatmeal was high in protein. Here in Scotland it’s called porridge and it’s at 11%? Is that too high? I do veggies every night
     
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    Oatmeal is a good protein source and 11% is perfect for rats.
     

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