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Rat Info

Lets talk about rats, rats require a different diet and lifestyle to guinea pigs. 

On this page we will cover, safe foods, enrichment and lifestyle, sickness, bonding and more.

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A Rats Diet and Safe Foods

Firstly lets cover there diet, although they do require good quality pellets and fresh vegetables/ fruit daily. They also can eat a number of different types of foods to guinea pigs. 

Recommended pellet brands, these pellets contain vitamins, minerals etc required for a healthy diet:

- Science Selective. 
- Vetafarm. 
- Oxbow. 

Safe Vegetables: 

- Arugula. (Rocket) 
- Asparagus.
- Bamboo Sprouts. 
- Bean Sprouts. 
- Beetroot. 
- Bok Choy. 
- Broccoli. 
- Brussels Sprouts. 
- Butternut Squash. 
- Cabbage. 
- Capsicum.
- Carrot. 
- Cauliflower. 
- Celeriac. 
- Celery. 
- Cucumber. 
- Endive. 
- Fennel. 
- Green Beans. 
- Kale. 
- Lettuce. 
- Mushroom. 
- Parsnip. 
- Peas. 
- Potato. 
- Pumpkin. 
- Radish. 
- Spinach. 
- Squash. 
- Sweet Corn. 
- Sweet Potato. 
- Swiss Chard. 
- Turnip. 
- Zucchini. 

Safe Fruits:

- Apple. 
- Apricot. 
- Avocado. (No skin or pit! High in fat content)
- Banana. 
- Blackberry. 
- Blackcurrant. 
- Blueberry. 
- Boysenberry. 
- Cantaloupe. 
- Cherry. 
- Cranberry. 
- Date. 
- Elderberry. 
- Fig. 
- Grape. 
- Honeydew Melon. 
- Kiwi. 
- Mulberry. 
- Nectarine. 
- Olive. 
- Papaya. 
- Passion Fruit. 
- Peach. 
- Pear. 
- Pineapple. 
- Plum. 
- Pomegranate. 
- Prune. 
- Raisin. 
- Raspberry. 
- Strawberry. 
- Tomato. 
- Watermelon. 

Rats can also eat other things such as: 

Rice, pasta, barley, lentils, coconut flakes, nuts (unsalted), rolled oats, cornflake, puffed rice, wheat, legumes, pumpkin seed and sunflower seed. 

Along with meats and proteins such as: 

Chicken, pork, lamb, boiled egg, fish, crickets and meal worms. 


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Enrichment and Care

Rats are social and need regular interaction, time out, toys and more. 

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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