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@  CindyR : (09 November 2017 - 08:51 AM)

I'm in too!

@  lollyh : (07 November 2017 - 12:23 PM)

ha!! i am in.woohooo. :clap: :thanx: :happydance: :yay: :ratlol:

@  lollyh : (30 October 2017 - 08:59 AM)

Rip my sweet Winston. :bigeyecry: I am gonna miss you sweet boy.you are with nougies in heaven.

@  lollyh : (24 October 2017 - 11:21 PM)

Yes I am Roos but I know their is a problem with the forums.it was put on Facebook..apparenting it was hacked & we waiting for tails to fix.on my pc it won't let me in.says decriptive website in big red writing.i am only getting in on my ipad. :ratsad:

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Hello..anyone still on here.?

@  lollyh : (23 October 2017 - 09:29 AM)

Hey everyone.is the forums back up & running?.

@  Rattieroos : (16 October 2017 - 11:28 PM) Oops wasnt finished. I will miss them like mad. :cry: :cry: :cry: This will no make my losses this year 9 :( :bigeyecry: I have 12 rescues left. My 10day old babies are turning 1 year tomorrow already. I will always have my few rats but I can't take on rescues anymore. At least for a while. Hope everyone is well.. sad to see the forum so quiet. I know I'm one of the quiet ones. @Lolly, thanks, missed you all too. I'm sure you and Winston miss her gentle nature. *hugs* *hugs*
@  Rattieroos : (16 October 2017 - 11:21 PM) Not able to be on much lately but had to tonight. I had to say goodbye to my beloved Grandpa Roo and his faithful Nibbs this evening. My heart felt like it was in pieces. Roo would have turned 3 next Tuesday. I keep expecting to see them in their cage or have them on the bed with me.
@  lollyh : (03 October 2017 - 09:07 PM) Hey Roos.yes!!. we have missed you. *hugs* thank you swty.miss her gentle nature so much. Poor Winston is also missing her too.
@  Rattieroos : (30 September 2017 - 08:31 PM) Hey all, haven't been on for ages. @ Lolly, so so sorry about Nougies :ratangel:
@  lollyh : (28 September 2017 - 09:01 PM) hehehe after all our rattie talking. :ratgiggle: .i forgot to ask you about the new posting method for here. lol
@  Caryn : (28 September 2017 - 08:52 PM) lol Was lovely to finally meet you in person after all these years :D
@  lollyh : (28 September 2017 - 03:54 PM) So today i finally got to meet my fellow noogan caryn today while up at the Spca.i was so excited to meet her.i screamed her name like a mad person. :clap: lol
@  Caryn : (27 September 2017 - 08:44 PM) Ah no :(
@  CindyR : (27 September 2017 - 12:56 PM) Aaarrrggggg! I can't seem to post any pics with this new image site. My pc refuses to work with it.
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@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 12:39 PM) @lollyh, dont think he's a RN member :) and I'm so so sorry about Nougies :( :( :(
@  DiscoMoose : (19 September 2017 - 10:34 AM) i'm really sorry Lolly. She was most beautiful and special girl. I am thankful that she could go peacefully at home, with those she loves. <3 rest in peace dearest Nougies. All my love and compassion to you, Lolly <3
@  lollyh : (18 September 2017 - 09:56 PM) hi all.my very special nougies passed away this morning at 2:20am. :ratsadlook: .she reached 3 yrs & 2months.gonna miss her so much.she passed with sweet winston by her side till the end.

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My Boy will NOT eat veggies!

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GeorgieH

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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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I am a relatively new rat mommy and I LOVE my boys. I've had Rattatat for 8 months and decided to get him a friend! He is called Jelly Bean and both are the sweetest little guys! :ggmr:


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Jay

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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 :)  

http://www.takealot....0g/PLID26782741


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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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I am a relatively new rat mommy and I LOVE my boys. I've had Rattatat for 8 months and decided to get him a friend! He is called Jelly Bean and both are the sweetest little guys! :ggmr:


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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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