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    Re: Rat Breeding Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by pbenner View Post
    Sorry, I should have specified plastic chewers.

    I feed Mazuri 6F which is hard in and of it's self, but it's contained inside a metal cage made of Hardware cloth. Working food out from around the wire cage also helps keep teeth down.

    I have not have a plastic chewing problem.

    I think it is just a terminology confusion.

    Rat breeders pretty commonly refer to "chewers" and specifically mean ones that chew the plastic bins or water bottles. It is usually understood in feeder breedee contexts that that is the thing referred to. Not that the rats don't get to chew wood or food as lab blocks or chew to wear down their teeth.

    I bought my starter rats from pet quality lines from a breeder who hasn't had a chewer or biter (biting a human and drawing blood or aggressive attempts to bite when babies are present) in 3+ years.

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    Last edited by pretends2bnormal; 04-17-2019 at 09:10 PM.

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