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@  Caryn : (19 October 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Oh no :ratsad: So sorry to both of you Lollyh and Discomoose for your losses :cry: I'm sure they're playing hard :ratangel:

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:32 PM)

Big hugs moosie.i can just imagine what a hard Decision it was for you to make fought so hard for him & gave him a wonderful life.a baby boy tobi & a brave momma. *hugs*

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:29 PM)

Oh moosie!!. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: I am so so so very sorry my dear friend. Sweet precious hard up their big boy. We will miss you.:ratangel: :ratangel:

@  DiscoMoose : (17 October 2018 - 03:40 PM)

We had to let Tobi go today :bigeyecry: I'll do a tribute post later. Rest well my boy, you were such a good and brave boy.

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:55 AM)

well maybe put a post up caryn & hey if its only us 3,well i will at least get two xmas cards still. :clap: :happydance:

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:54 AM)

Thanks moosie. *hugs* .he was 2yrs & 4 months.sadly my smokey is all by himself now.although smokey is jumping around the cage now.darn un-caring,non grieving cage mate. :ratgiggle:

@  Caryn : (15 October 2018 - 07:31 AM)

Don't think we have anyone around to do it :( I basically did my own via Facebook last year

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:55 PM)

does y'all think we might do a greeting card exchange this year? Who is up for that...?

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I'm so sorry Lolly :bigeyecry: *hugs*

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:53 PM)

Sadly this morning i woke up & found my sweet old man milo had passed away. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: .Rip my sweet boy.

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:51 PM)

glad to hear hes still ok moosie.i know what you mean,*beep* tumor was huge & not nice to look at but you know him best.when it is time you will know. *hugs* :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

@  DiscoMoose : (11 October 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Thanks Caryn *hugs*

@  Caryn : (11 October 2018 - 07:21 AM)

Glad to hear he's still holding strong. Sending :goodvibes: :)

@  DiscoMoose : (08 October 2018 - 10:24 AM)

after a scare with Tobi's condition on the weekend I can see that he is still OK and enjoying life... poor boy, he is a bit hard to look at with the big tumour but I will know when it is time and itsn't quite yet. :tummykiss:

@  DiscoMoose : (08 October 2018 - 10:23 AM)

I haven't disappeared :bigeyerat:

@  Caryn : (06 October 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Thank you :wub: :D

@  lollyh : (06 October 2018 - 05:29 PM)

yes im beginning to think so too. :ratsad:i am glad to hear you are well swty. i can imagine swty. *hugs* .well you know my offer still stands. :D anytime you want to come visit & cuddle my boys.just me know.i am well thanks. :)

@  Caryn : (02 October 2018 - 07:21 AM)

Mmmmh... seems like everyone's disappeared again :ratsad: I'm all good, missing my little furkids SO much though! How are you Lolly? :)

@  lollyh : (30 September 2018 - 09:46 PM)

How is everyone & ratties doing? :)

@  lollyh : (31 August 2018 - 10:43 AM)

Thank you moosie & caryn.its been hard. :ratsadlook: .


My Boy will NOT eat veggies!

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Hi there,


So I think I have a naugty boy on my hands... I feed Reggie Rat and he loves it all and cleans the plate.


However, the ONLY Veg i can get him to eat are green peas. He loves them. But he won't eat anything else. I've tried cooking it even!!


Some fruits he kind of thinks about but won't really eat unless I refuse to feed the Reggie Rat.


Had him for quite a while, and I try my best.


I also have concern about his weight, I think he may be chubby. Is there anything I should/can do?

Please note I live in PE where it is very difficult to find any speciality rat products. It is a mission just trying to find reggie rat sometimes!!


Any tips????

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Hi there GeorgieH. .. I'm originally from PE so I know exactly what you saying when it comes to getting things for your babies. .. check out Mischief Rat Products on FB... you can purchase a range of products and good food for then their and then it shall be courier down to you... If may seem like alot to do so... but it is so so worth it...

As for the veg.. perhaps he is already full by the time you offer him veggies... cut down on your dry mix that it is finished by the afternoon and then feed him the wet food at 8 in the evening... he shall want to eat by then... check out PTA rattery page for for information on diet etc... and join the Pet Rat Support Group on FB too...

I'm sure many peeps shall assist and help you here as well... wishing you all the best... and all our babies get a little chubby at some point....
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Sometimes a rat just does not like certain veg. We've had rats that only ate certain veg but have slowly started eating more variety. Our boys will first pick out the best bits from dinner (peas or corn) they leave the rest (red peppers, carrots, cucumber, apple, broccoli etc) but by morning there is nothing left so they eventually eat everything. Our boys also learn from each other so if a new rat is not familiar with a fruit or veg they might not try it immediately but when they see the others eating they learn to like it. 


How old is this rat and what does he weigh? if he is on the chubby side then perhaps try scatter feeding or cutting down on food a little bit (peas are high in sugar so perhaps don't give him too much). 

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+1 to Mavdb.  I also find that young rats can be really fussy about veg and fruit until they got a bit older and then started eating them. So you have to just keep trying and leaving the food in the cage for awhile for them to investigate.


PS: If you're having trouble finding Reggie Rat locally, then try Takealot (if you use a tablet or phone to order then delivery is free)  I also find that Takealot is around R40 cheaper per bag than my local stores :)  


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Some only like cooked veg mine love brocalli... cooked pumpkin and sweet potato... millie. .. and love apples pears and bananas




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Thanks so much! Got him to eat cucumber and bannana... Will work on the other ones in the future!
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Banana has been a big hit with all my boys as well.

Other veggies like broccoli and pumpkin they seem to like for a while, but as soon as I give them it too often they go off it and I have to find another veggie they like. And then I can only go back to broccoli or pumpkin later again. 

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