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Desert Arabian
01-20-2003, 03:44 PM
Does anyone give their doe's oranges?

I read it helps prevent mammory tumors, but it causes tumors in males. :confused: :eek: Do you think I should start to feed my girls oranges?? Having to go through the pain of Oreo's tumor- I'd do anything to prevent it for the other ladies.

01-29-2003, 01:23 PM
Where did you read this? Was it my article on feeding?

Here is a little info:
Male rats and mice have a protein (alpha2u-globulin) in their body that female rats and mice do not. When fed orange juice
d-limonene binds up with other chemicles in the male rats kidneys and eventually forms cancer. D-limonene is found manly is citrus foods as well as mangos. There is the most concentration of this in the rind of oranges.

D-Glucarate is also found in oranges and helps protect against cancer in both female rats and humans.If you do decide to feed them more oranges make sure it is limited as they contain a lot of citrus which can make a rats tummy upset if fed too much at once....sort of like ratty heartburn. :)

Desert Arabian
01-29-2003, 03:10 PM
Great, thanks! I will give the girls oranges once and a while for treats, but now I'll have to think of something special for the boys- they'll get jealous. :D ;) :p

I belive I read the article on Virgina's Rat Page, or Ratzrus- one of the big rat pages.

01-29-2003, 04:55 PM
Virginias rat page has a lot of helpful info. Have never heard of Ratzrus though. Do you have the link?

How's about giving the boys some yogies?

Desert Arabian
01-29-2003, 08:28 PM
Oh sure...Ratz R Us is a British site...my two dumbos are on there for rattie models :D :D

Here is the home page link:
Ratz R Us (http://ratzrus.co.uk/)
Here is a link to see my boys:
Husky Models (http://health.ratzrus.co.uk/types/husky.htm) I am very proud of my babies- everyone in the world can see them :D . The website is pretty nice, it has a lot of info.