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by oowie
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Smelly bedding
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Smelly bedding

my 3 male rats are housed in a double CN. I ise B2N in the toilets and greenmile on the floors. They are toilettrained and use the toilets very well. I change thw toilets and hammocks out twice a week. The greenmile i toss around daily so the soiled bediing and clean bedsing is mixed again if needed...
by oowie
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Daily essentials/calcivet
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Daily essentials/calcivet

Can you use the liquid calcivet and the DE1 in wetfood instead of in the water? And how much should you use then?
by oowie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

Haa! Some boiled plain macaroni did the trick!
I gave my 2 about 1/3 tablespoon cooked macaroni with 1 spoon DR3. They ate it all! Will try and see if i can use less macaroni next time. But hey....i have found something they eat with DR3 on it! :birthday:
by oowie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

i have mixed DE1 and calcivet in a small 75ml bottle, at first i tried the recommended dosage and after that i have tried it less and more diluted. I have tried to only provide the supplemented water during the day, but they do not drink the whole day and go glcrazy for rhe clean water bottle in the...
by oowie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

Thanks for the reply,very helpfull. I will try some stuff to hide the DR3 in and hopefully i can find something that they do eat. I never had picky rats like this before! And without DR3 or other supplements, they eat almost everything. Guess they want to keep it all naturall....not possible guys, s...
by oowie
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

I have been thinking: if i cannot get them to eat stuff with supplements in it, and i want to continue using the RR mix.... would it be enough to feed about 20% Copper Top-Up Cubes - Red Mills from RR? do your rats like that? Nutritional Analysis Protein 14.0% Oil 4.20% Fibre 10.5% Ash7.5% Moisture ...
by oowie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

I think the scrambled egg worked ok.... they don't love it with DR3 in it. ,but they do eat it. how much egg is ok to feed between 2 rats in 1 week, to hide the DR3 in? Depending on the ages: - for growing babies (to lets say 3 months old) - for 3 month old to puber rats (12 months) - for adults 12-...
by oowie
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

i am still trying with DR3.... Water with DE1 and calcivet is ignored....fresh food with DR3 is not my rats taste.... I have tried: -Microwaved scrambled egg with DR3 in it (is heating the DR3 that way ok and safe?) -dried bread with linseed oil and DR3 -yoghurt with DR3 -soya vanille yoghurt with D...
by oowie
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

Thanks i will keep an eye on it.
Would it work to scatterfeed in a layer B2N on the cagefloor (for absorption and odour control) with greenmile on top it it?
by oowie
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

Re: scatter feeding/diet question

I have tried all kinds of fresh food with DR3: Cooked carbs, oily fish, scrambled egg, on a dried piece of bread woth some oil.... he just does not like it. Without DR3 he eats about everything. Maybe i can scatter feed a little bit RRmix in the substrate and put the science selective in foraging pa...
by oowie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Daily essentials/calcivet
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Daily essentials/calcivet

how much and how often should you use this when feeding RRmix? Does anyone know full anayses ?
by oowie
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: scatter feeding/diet question
Replies: 16
Views: 2874

scatter feeding/diet question

hi guys, atm i use paper pellets in the base of my cage, i like this substrate very much, but can it also be uses for scatter feeding? another diet question also: one of my rats was very selective with the RR food, so i mostly feed science selective nuggets now, with fresh veggies and some RR mix fo...
by oowie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: food enrichment
Replies: 1
Views: 387

food enrichment

I scatter my rats food in the substrate, but i am looking for other homemade enrichment ideas.
what are good things to hide food in and let them work for it a bit? i like things they can destroy and things that can be hung in the cafe with food in it.
any good ideas for homemade enrichment toys ?
by oowie
Tue May 26, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Puberty problems
Replies: 19
Views: 3435

Re: Puberty problems

update: Karel sometimes sleeps with (one of) the 2 younger boys in a hammock, but most of the time he sleeps with his brother, or alone. to us he is a very affective rat and very calm. I don't like neutering, simply because i do not like to operate a healthy animal. can i let this go on like this? h...
by oowie
Sat May 23, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Feeding
Topic: feeding and diet question
Replies: 1
Views: 462

feeding and diet question

years ago i had a group of rats, and i have fed them on a home made scuttling gourmet diet with DE1 and Calcivet and fresh veggies. later on i changed this to DailyRat3 and no other supplements. they have also been on a diet with a commercial food base. i did not notice any difference in their healt...

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