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    Food for rats?

    I have a small colony 3 males 9 females that I have only had going for about 5 months now, and I was wondering what everyone feeds their rats. I have just been doing rat food from the local pet store and had not really thought long term about cost. Also bedding and smell, what is everyone's suggestions?
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    Re: Food for rats?

    Mazuri has a great rodent food, and its typically quiet cheap. I belive most people use wood shavings or pine pellet bedding.
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    I feed my rats Doggy Bag dog food, which can be purchased at Tractor Supply Company. 40 pound bags only cost about $14.00 and the rats love it and do great on it. For bedding I put 2 scoops of pine pellets on the bottom of the tubs underneath of the pine wood shavings, which helps cut down on odors significantly...
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    Re: Food for rats?

    I use Mazuri 6F (~$0.55/lb) and TSC Pine Flake (~$0.75/cu ft.)

    I prefer Teklad 2920X soy-free (~$3.00/lb) and Aspen (~$3.50/cu ft.)

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