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BandiTank
06-11-2001, 08:08 PM
Does anyone know if there is a type of food maade specifically for domesticated rats, or can you feed them hamster or gerbil food. I heard that u could feed them cat, like ferrets.

AdoreMyDogs
06-11-2001, 11:21 PM
They sell rat food, it comes in a canister or a bag and it is shaped like square blocks. I fed my rats "Exact hamster food" mixed with Lafebers Nutri Berries (a bird food) and an occational baby carrot. They should get a well known brand of rat or hamster food and watch the amount of veggies you give them. Too many veggies can lead to diarrhea. Avoide any types of lettuce and celery, as they have too much water and will cause diarrhea.

Cat food may be OK as an occational treat, but the protien is too high as a main rat diet. They should not get cat food, they should get either hamster food or rat-specific food (rat blocks).

BandiTank
06-12-2001, 03:53 PM
Will gerbil food work as well as hamster food? I am stocked up on gerbil food since my gerbil recently passed away http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif.

AdoreMyDogs
06-12-2001, 05:06 PM
I am sorry about your gerbil http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif Gerbils are a great deal more active then hamsters and rats so their food is higher calorie then hamster or rat food. Gerbil food is OK but I would buy either a good brand name of hamster food or rat food when you start running low on gerbil food.

BandiTank
06-12-2001, 05:11 PM
thanks a bunch

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