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male rat diet
Posted 27 February 2015 - 07:36 AM
should i rather give more cooked corn carrots peas gem squash sweet potato Rice pasta.
And what about pasta twists that have spinach tomato are these Okay in dry food mix.
Sorry always wonder if there should be difference in males. Other then oranges nit allowed.
Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:39 AM
I'm having the same issue with Milo. More than a month or so ago I treated the lot for mites as Milo was full of sores, and then a week later I had to dose him again. He was fine and scab free till this morning when I found blood marks on his side. Cutting his nails is not possible. I need like two people to hold him down when I do it.
They hardly get protein. I think the last time was last Wednesday which was a bit of chicken. I've cut out alot of different foods, but no difference. I really think he is just very sensitive to mites because he only starts to show signs of improvement after the second dose of revolution.
I would just rather cut down on the peas, corn and carrots and those are full of sugar. Instead of spinach try pok choi for a difference You are generally giving what I'm giving, so I don't know.
Oh, and somewhere I read that the coloured pasta was not good. Can't remember where I saw that. Maybe keep to normal pasta to be safe.
Also, keep treatsto once a week. I know this sounds cruel but rather give them a small piece of fruit. I sometimes have an idea the chocolate might be a cause for flare ups, so I'll rather not take the chance. Think he gives off a chocolate smell and all the mites flock to him. He does smell amazing though
Otherwise go for a skin scrape and let them see what nasties they find. Might be a option.
Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:52 PM
So I know male rats should have low protien diet.
It's not just males, all adult rats need a lower protein diet than younger bubs up to 12wks of age There really isn't any significant difference in requirements between male and female rats at all with food. Besides things like oranges and other citrus that shouldn't be fed to the boys of course. But general diet remains the same.
Individual rats however may react to certain foods though, just like people who may find that specific things don't agree with them.
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