Chantal, plus on to Caryn and Moose and Kat as well. The littlies often use the older ones to see if something is good to try and without that it might just take a bit longer. Try the things that don't break the bank
as in wastage. Peas and corn do seem to be a hit on any ratty ever owned it seems
Cooked rice of any kind usually works and then mixed with peas and corn is fine.. They aren't being deprived of a healthy diet. Mine also prefer cooked carrot and broccoli to raw. In fact I buy the mixed frozen veg now and add a blob of margerine after cooking, I sometimes add the frozen baby peas or canned corn in the mix as well because those two always seem less.
Anything fresh that hasn't been eaten remove from the cage by next day latest.. Oh and the porridge is the baby porridge, any one that says just add milk but instead of adding milk we just mix with water. The ones that say mix with water on the shelf already have milk in them which isn't good for our babies. I normally get the Nestle one, either mixed cereals, plain banana or strawberry and banana. You also get a maize one and a rice one. Haven't tried those myself yet. I quite enjoy the baby cereal with a bit of strawberry ensure in myself
as a comfort food and I even enjoy et better with water instead of milk.
Maybe time to give up on the toilet??? Just spot clean daily otherwise you're going to be frustrated everyday and not enjoy them as much, plus removing the toilets will give you more space. Some boys just aren't interested, this of course I know from experience
... I just clean their cage more frequently and take out poops when I see them. I have four boys...it should be much easier with two... Slow down on the veg if they're pooping too much, they don't need the veg everyday as long as they always have their dry mix.
My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger
Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo
RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever