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    Does my BP look skinny?




    So I had been feeding adult mice. Then switched to medium rats for 2 feeds before she went into shed. She has since refused her last three meals. If this is a hunger strike it would be the first.


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    It's hard to tell without a top down view photo, but she looks fine. How much does she weigh? She looks bigger, so she might just be saying "I don't need as much food anymore".

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    Does my BP look skinny?

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    It's hard to tell without a top down view photo, but she looks fine. How much does she weigh? She looks bigger, so she might just be saying "I don't need as much food anymore".


    I'll have to weigh tomorrow. I don't have my scale with me at the moment. But if that's the case then that's good to know haha


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    Re: Does my BP look skinny?





    So she's only 281g


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    Re: Does my BP look skinny?

    How big were the rats you fed her? A medium rat is typically classified as at least 80g. Going by the 10% guide, you'd want to give her a rat pup or a weaned rat.


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    How old is she? Any idea?

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    Medium rat? Are you sure? At any rate, sometimes a bump up in food size can come too soon and the animal will go off food for a period of time. I normally go up a size in food as soon as it is safe however if the animal starts skipping meals I will go back down a size if I want it to eat every week.

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    Re: Does my BP look skinny?

    Quote Originally Posted by BPGator View Post
    How big were the rats you fed her? A medium rat is typically classified as at least 80g. Going by the 10% guide, you'd want to give her a rat pup or a weaned rat.


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    Oh damn yea I just looked and it's packaged at 90g...yikes


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    Re: Does my BP look skinny?

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    How old is she? Any idea?
    Not sure. When I got her she was about 10-12" and now she's about 2 ft if that helps with anything.


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    Re: Does my BP look skinny?

    Quote Originally Posted by JodanOrNoDan View Post
    Medium rat? Are you sure? At any rate, sometimes a bump up in food size can come too soon and the animal will go off food for a period of time. I normally go up a size in food as soon as it is safe however if the animal starts skipping meals I will go back down a size if I want it to eat every week.
    Yea I'll try an adult mouse again and see if that helps any


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