I am rat sitting for a friend for a month while she is on vacation. She brought her rats to my house and they are in the same type rack mine are in. I have even purchased some rats from her.
The first thing I notice about her rats is that they look... horrible. They are greasy, they lack the shiny coat and bright eyes and ears, little body muscle. The very next thing I notice, and this was an extremely close second, they STINK! They smell like an old oily dog with a skin allergy plus the regular rat smell.
My rats look like Grand Prix show rats compared to hers, even my male Siamese who is a litter brother to hers. Mine looks like a Studly Manly Man! Hers just looks sad.
I will let everyone know about her production numbers later when more litters start popping out.
So you think that dog food is just as good as rat block? Are you wondering why your rats stink like a mangy mutt?
0.5 Normal (.Cleo,Peaches,Oprah,Big Stripe,Big Girl)
1.1 Spider (Xander.Nagini)
1.0 Butter (Aidan.)
1.0 Pinstripe (Monty.)
1.1 100% het pied (Lestat.Akasha)
1.0 100% het genetic stripe/albino
0.1 Pastel (.Charlie)
0.1 Mojave (.Suren)
1.1 Yellow Belly (Louis.Claudia)
0.1 Pied (.Cherry)
1.0 Pastel 66% clown (Lemangelo.)
1.0 Desert King (Apep.)
0.1 Snow Corn (.Bailey)
0.1 Hog Island (.Maddy)
0.1 P. brongersmai (.Jillian)