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    Becky's (SatanicIntention) Rodent Feed Mix

    Making your own mix is healthier for your rodents and cheaper for you to buy. If it has dried corn, alfalfa pieces, those colored pieces that have no nutritonal value and seeds, then that is not a good diet.

    A good diet consists of:
    -puffed wheat and rice
    -cereals such as any of the Kashi brand
    -cheerios
    -tri-colored pasta
    -old-fashioned oatmeal(rolled oats)
    -dried split peas and lentils
    -dried fruit and nut mix from Walmart
    -roasted in-shell peanuts(NO salt)
    -A HIGH quality senior dog food that has a protein % of LESS than 20%. I use Wellness Senior but not everyone is willing to pay $12 for a 6lb bag. Use Nutro Natural Senior, or another good-quality senior dog food. NO Ol' Roy. Even dogs shouldn't have to eat that mess.
    -box of Raisin Bran or similar
    -Find a bag of black oil sunflower seeds that has some fruits and nuts with it(I found a bag at WalMart in the wild bird food section)

    Mix it all together and feed in conjunction with the lab blocks. This will be a healthy diet and will allow a female to keep her weight as she nurses babies. Feed them what you are eating such as cooked, meaty bones, hardboiled or scrambled eggs, etc. No citrus such as oranges, grapefruit, etc. It wreaks havoc with their kidneys and liver, especially male rats. You can feed all sorts of veggies except for lettuce(smelly, runny stool will result), onions and no avocado unless it's already made into guacamole.

    That should about cover it. Any food mix you can buy at a pet store(unless it is Regal Rat) is, in fact, crap. You will not have healthy rats nor will you have healthy babies.


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