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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 12:45 PM
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Jenna-they WON'T eat them. Rats especially are very picky eaters. If something makes them feel bad, they won't eat it. And IMO opinion if you're finding them something to eat and destroy in the process then buying something they won't eat would be pointless.

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post #17 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 02:35 PM
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Someone mentioned rats not doing well with alfalfa or something- I think most people who have rats know that if you put it in their cage, it is going to turn into pee-soaked swiss cheese eventually. I don't think rats actually 'eat' their things- they just like to make confetti out of it. I have often wondered if you could not employ the rats to make bedding for everyone else- and the gerbils, too- my boy gerbs can disintegrate a cereal box in 5 minutes flat. LOL


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Jenna-they WON'T eat them. Rats especially are very picky eaters. If something makes them feel bad, they won't eat it. And IMO opinion if you're finding them something to eat and destroy in the process then buying something they won't eat would be pointless.

Since when were rats picky eaters? Out of all the years I have owned rats,I have NEVER seen a picky rat.They will eat almost anything they can if given the chance.

The alphalfa tho they didn't eat.Thats just one of the few things they wouldn't eat.






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post #19 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 10:39 PM
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my rats would eat anything, BUT alfalfa. so no picky rats in my over seven years of rat keeping


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Think about it. When you give rats something new what do they do? They'll take a bite then wait a few minutes to see if it's okay. That's what I mean by picky eaters. It's not brain science.

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Think about it. When you give rats something new what do they do? They'll take a bite then wait a few minutes to see if it's okay. That's what I mean by picky eaters. It's not brain science.
That's not really being picky, that's a defense mechanism... And mine have never done that, they sniff it for about 5 seconds and then dig in whether it was intended to be food or not.

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That's not really being picky, that's a defense mechanism... And mine have never done that, they sniff it for about 5 seconds and then dig in whether it was intended to be food or not.
Yep,thats how my rats are!Sniff and dig right in!No hesistation at all!




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Mine sniff, but usually when I give them something new it takes them a minute to eat it.

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I found this little alfalfa and honey house at walmart of all places- too small for rats, but my gerbil boys love it! I should have taken a picture of it before they buried it, but here it is anyway-



And of course I let them start chewing the box up before taking a picture- this was the mostly intact side LOL



It's very roomy- big enough fo 5 or 6 gerbils, I'd bet- and cost what- about $6 I think. The only thing I didn't like is it had a wooden bead on the top- I was afraid it might either be too hard for teeth or possibly present a choking hazard- so I broke it off before giving them the hut.

Definitely good to check strange walmarts in other towns- as I also bought a dozen waterbottles on clearance there- 25cents for the 8oz and 50cents for the 16oz ones- perfectly new waterbottles, just a brand they aren't carrying any more. So now we have replenished our back-ups LOL


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I've seen these in the store.. be careful.. one of the main ingredients is shavings.. you try hard enough to get your kritters NOT to eat thier shavings.. why give it to them on purpose?
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I don't know about any other animals, but they do market these for guinea pigs as well, and I definitely don't reccomend them for guinea pigs. All the sugars are not good for them, not mention that the alfalfa is inappropriate for piggies over a six months old.
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My rats go crazy! for these things. I give one to Topaz and it's gone in a week. It's like ratty crack at my house lol, so they are limited on how many they get. My moms chinchilla however doesn't touch hers, I've seen some that get HUGE!!!

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this one seems pretty big if thats an adult g-pig.

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post #29 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 03:55 PM
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I have alot of Snak shak items for my Hamsters. i have that hide-away, a log to hide in, and a food dish. Rats will love this little hideout. My hamster doesn't eat it, but I see little nibbles here and there. There are ones for larger animals too like rabbits and guinea piggies, Overall they are great for any rodent/small animal (Also they have a guinea piggie log!)


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post #30 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 10:59 PM
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The huts I buy doesn't contain shavings but anyways My mice went nuts for the huts.


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