Trying to work out a mix

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Sally
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Trying to work out a mix

Post by Sally » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:28 pm

Hi, I have three male rats who are 6 months old. I gave just taken them on and at the moment they are being fed pets at home nuggets. I have heard so much about rat rations and making up your own mix but I am completely clueless to what should go with what. Is there a complete mix I could just put them onto? Any help would be great. also how long would a 20kg bag last?

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Re: Trying to work out a mix

Post by RedFraggle » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:42 am

Rat rations sell complete mixes too http://www.ratrations.com/complete-mixt ... -c-54.html
You want the 7s or 11s
You'll need a vitamin supplement too.
It'll last you about 6 to 8 weeks.
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Re: Trying to work out a mix

Post by cyber ratty » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:04 am

Sally wrote:... also how long would a 20kg bag last?
I would suggest feeding about 50g per day between the three of them, so 20kg would last you 400 days, i.e. well over a year. I'd get a smaller bag, and make use of your postage by adding some substrate and toys. :luck:

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Re: Trying to work out a mix

Post by RedFraggle » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:29 am

Oops, I read 2kg not 20!
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Re: Trying to work out a mix

Post by Sally » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:13 am

Thanks so much for the help. I will get them a complete mix. Can I ask what vitamin supplement they need? Many thanks

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Re: Trying to work out a mix

Post by ElizabethW » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:48 am

You will need to supplement copper, vit D and calcium - you could use Daily Essentials 1 and Calcivet in their water, or DailyRat 3 mixed into moist food such as veg. RatRations stock them all so you could buy whatever you decide on along with your food order :)
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