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Hi all, I have a rat who had surgery a couple of months ago, and then a URI. I got some Ensure because she seems to need a little help gaining back the weight she lost after surgery and during her illness. But I don't know how much is a reasonable amount to give her. She also eats Oxbow Regal Rat and fresh fruit and veggies.

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A couple tablespoons is probably fine a couple times a day. Just be careful because of the sugar which can be dangerous if they eat too much sugar at once. Other good options are canned sardines, tuna, or oysters, egg, chicken, fish, beef liver.. Anything high in protein with some fat. You can bulk up the ensure with rice baby cereal. Or just the meat flavored baby foods are great too. Canned catfood is good. Soy infant formula mixed with the dry babu rice cereal is good, or soak her kibbles in the formula. Goats milk, and full fat sheep or goat yogurt is good too. My rats all love nutrical, but again that has sugars so just a few times a day.

I hope your girl feels better soon!
 
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