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Trying to work out a mix

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:28 pm
by Sally
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?

Re: Trying to work out a mix

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:42 am
by RedFraggle
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.

Re: Trying to work out a mix

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:04 am
by cyber ratty
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:

Re: Trying to work out a mix

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:29 am
by RedFraggle
Oops, I read 2kg not 20!

Re: Trying to work out a mix

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:13 am
by Sally
Thanks so much for the help. I will get them a complete mix. Can I ask what vitamin supplement they need? Many thanks

Re: Trying to work out a mix

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:48 am
by ElizabethW
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 :)