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1 Changing food on Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:42 pm

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Ok so this isn't exactly health related but I wanted to ask about food. With hamsters when you change what mix they're eating you need to do it quite gradually and I wondered if it was the same for rats? I ask because I was going to get a couple of different mixes from rat rations and switch between them (no.7 and a no.11) One has dried fruits in it so I didn't want to feed just that as it'll be a bit higher in sugar but I thought alternating between that and the no7 might be good if you can change their food about like that?

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2 Re: Changing food on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:33 pm

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I get a few bags of everything and just mix the way I see it variety is the spice of life, right now I got about 5 different ones all on the go.

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3 Re: Changing food on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:47 pm

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the Rat Rations mixes are pretty good, I want to get predone mixes because when I'm at uni my boyfriend will need to look after them so I'm trying to make it as simple as possible for him Wink

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4 Re: Changing food on Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:11 am

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I think so mixes are decent but they all lack something.

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5 Re: Changing food on Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:58 am

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It's these I've been looking at:
No7
No11a
No11b
The no7 could be bulked out with some low sugar cereal, the no11's already have this, it also needs to be supplimented with Calcivet and I was also going to do Dr Squiggles daily essentials a couple of times a week. I'm just not sure about chopping and changing mixes :-/
Of course on top of this there will be food treats like fruit and veg and the like Wink

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6 Re: Changing food on Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:25 am

I do know a couple of people on FR buy the complete mixes and mix them together. I start with a base and mix a big container up which lasts a couple of week - long enough so if my boyfriend feeds them all he has to do is stir it (but i'm always here anyway!).

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7 Re: Changing food on Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:35 am

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I might mix the two together then - the 7 looks a bit bland but the 11's have more dried fruit in than is really to my liking, I might alternate between wether the 7 has 11a or b mixed in with it for variety Wink

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8 Re: Changing food on Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:42 am

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9 Re: Changing food on Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:50 am

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From the research I've done I'd say that's okay, I just like the variation the Rat Rations mixes have Smile

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10 Re: Changing food on Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:57 am

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I'm no expert though Wink

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11 Re: Changing food on Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:18 am

No that food looks fine, any complete food is fine if you don't want the hassle of making your own mix. I like doing my own though as they get variety then, but in much the same way you coupld simply change brands from time to time. Rats can selectively feed so a lot of people feed the nuggets which mine have always loved but i just think it's a boring way to feed them.

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12 Re: Changing food on Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:36 am

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everyone is having raveloi today for the first time....funnily I get own brand asda for me but they get little tins of heinz....they get the good stuff I am on cheapies....i am so rat whipped.

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