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  1. Rat Health
    Ok, so I'm going to try and give as much information as possible and yes, it's a bit long, but I want people to know everything. On January 18th 2023, my pet rat Enderman (female, a little over 1 yrs old) went in for surgery to have a tumor removed near her back right leg, possibly on one of...
  2. General Rat Topics
    Hi! I currently own one rat, her sister recently passed away from cancer. I’m looking into getting more ratties in the future, and I want to ensure that I’m feeding them properly. How often should I feed veggies/ fruits? What main diet? Fortified or mix? I read a book by the owner of the rat fan...
  3. Rat Health
    Hello! I come here today to ask for any advice anyone may have about starting my boys on the Shunamite diet. And, if anyone uses the diet, I'd love to know what ingredients you use and what sources you'd say are the most reputable. If you're curious, they're currently on lab blocks, but that's...
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    I've had my two boys (Eddy and Antonio) for about a month now. A friend of mines got them from a PetSmart, but didn't realize the amount of care they needed (i.e. a large cage, multiple things to climb on, free roam time, etc), so gave them to me. I'm not sure they're exact age, but I think...
  5. Rat Health
    My rats never eat any brand of 'rat kibble' I buy them---and I don't feel it's very nutritional anyway---so I give them a bowl of random stuff every day instead: cooked pasta, low sugar cereals, some veg, etc. I want to vary it a bit because they get bored easily and I don't want them to stop...
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    Hello! We just recently adopted three little girls! They are 6 weeks old. I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve finally made my own feeding schedule. Is this a good feeding schedule for my girls? Any tips and tricks are greatly appreciated! Thank you!! Everyday: Oxbow Young Rat Pellets Sun...
  7. General Rat Topics
    Other than lab blocks, what do you feed your rats and how much? Living in south Louisiana, I know we eat good and I’m sure most of our pets do too. My boys love bok choy, wild rice, rolled oats, squash, boiled potatoes, any chicken/meats they can get, bananas, lots of stuff. I try to do fresh...
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