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Science selective nuggets

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:23 pm
by maddy_harper
I am going to start the boys on science selective on Saturday I’m going to mix that in with their old food and then gradually remove their old food.
I know a lot of you guys use a particular diet that I can’t pronounce but I don’t know if it’s the right way as far as I’m aware you mix up yourself but please don’t have a go at me for having to get nuggets because me trying to mix up a mix from my boys which take time away from me actually being able to spend with my boys
Jasper is completely officially off his nut!!! :hearts:
He is very inquisitive, bouncy, very very cheeky, he constantly laughs everything, quite why dies me and my partner why he feels the need to actually be doubled over with laughter
I wish he could share the joke man like seriously

Re: Science selective nuggets

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:25 pm
by maddy_harper
I forgot to say in my other post because I got distracted about talking about the boys what are peoples views on science selective as of food in general? And the reason why am posting this is because I like abroad selection of peoples opinions so feel free to list if you like it why if you don’t why because all comments are useful

Re: Science selective nuggets

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 12:00 pm
by cyber ratty
I'm not having a go at you, but nuggets are inappropriate for rats ;) - rats are omnivores like us, and get a huge amount of pleasure from varied tastes and textures, so a mix really is best for them.

However, you don't have to mix it for yourself, Rat Rations sell ready made mixes using recipes that some of us developed, so you can have the best of both worlds!

I recommend using complete mix #11, although #7 and #8 are fine too if your rats are young and don't get fat on pasta.
Feed about 15g per rat per day, scattered over the loose substrate, and give supplements with it - either Daily Rat 3 four times a week or Calcivet and Dr Squiggles twice a week.
The egg/soya/garlic options are just down to your personal taste.
If you want to supplement less often, then pick an Isamix option, and halve the frequency of supplements.

When changing food over, you don't have to do it gradually - that only applies to animals like rabbits.

Re: Science selective nuggets

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:33 pm
by ScissorCrow
I decided to feed both Science Selective nuggets and Rat Rations 11a - as well as supplementing with Daily rat 3 two or three times a week.
I chose SS as they are vegetarian and I feel better knowing they have the vitamins missing from the mix in with their daily rations instead of having to supplement, though I manage the supplement routine fairly well, I printed out a daily tick sheet to remind me when they last had them and are due again.

At first I fed the nuggets for morning meal and the mix for evening, but now I mix the two bags together.
I would recommend having a mix, they do spend more time foraging in the substrate for different bits and pieces instead of all their food being the same size, shape, and taste.

Re: Science selective nuggets

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:17 pm
by maddy_harper
That would make sense actually otherwise they wouldn’t still be producing mixes as well as nuggets but has a fabulous idea about getting a mix of people have already worked out so I don’t have to do that I can’t measure things though because I do not have talking scales
They do exist that my last set broke because I drop them on the floor when I first moved to this house I sadly lost my scales
£50 for a set of scales because they have a voice chip in them, what!
Are used to have a set that had weights on one side and a dish on the other side of those were more accurate actually than the skills that speak for some reason they are never as accurate as ones with actual weights