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jigglers

could i give my rat a little bit of jiggler as a treat, they wouldnt get it often but we made jigglers the other day and i thought they might like a little...

has anyone given their rat/mouse part of one?

(i am still trying to get my scaredy cat rat to eat something out of my hand )

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Jello jigglers? Sure. Rats are awesome...they can eat just about anything and they'll love you for it. Except for peanuts and sweet potato and too much chocolate...you should be fine.
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Oh crud...dried corn...I used to use a seed mix for treats once that had corn in it. Looks like I'm in for a butt-whoopin from rodentz.
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my rat and mice food has corn and peanuts in it?

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What are jigglers???!!!
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Oh crud...dried corn...I used to use a seed mix for treats once that had corn in it. Looks like I'm in for a butt-whoopin from rodentz.

Now you have done It! ....lol

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I give Sherlock macaroni and cheese once and a while. Is that ok for her? I also give her cooked peices of chicken(with out the bones of course)
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Dried corn is usually avoided as it can develop fungus that can kill your rat. Fresh and ground corn are just fine.

I would stay away from Jigglers since its basically sugar and gelatin. If you have to give fatty or sugary foods make sure small amounts and there might be some nutritional content. ANYONE who has rats with tumours, watch the sugar carefully as it can feed the tumour and make it grow even faster.

T-man, peanuts have a lot of oil and fat, but are fine in moderation, cooked sweet potato (not the green bits) are much loved and very healthy for your rats and small amounts of dark chocolate can be given during times of respiratory distress (its a bronchodialator).

Watch the protein intake, moderate is fine, and chicken bones are also much loved by rats (watch your fingers tho! ). Don't worry about them splintering like with a dog since a dog crunches thru them and a rat gnaws...no chance of splintering.
Ask Shrek if he likes them...

(Fostered a biter boy about to be euth'd, took him in, socialized him and reintro'd to his ladylove...all in 2 weeks...miss him so much. )

Here's a list of Forbidden Foods, etc that a lot of ratowners go by...its a bit outdated but its got some good basic info.
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Dried corn is usually avoided as it can develop fungus that can kill your rat. Fresh and ground corn are just fine.

I would stay away from Jigglers since its basically sugar and gelatin. If you have to give fatty or sugary foods make sure small amounts and there might be some nutritional content. ANYONE who has rats with tumours, watch the sugar carefully as it can feed the tumour and make it grow even faster.

T-man, peanuts have a lot of oil and fat, but are fine in moderation, cooked sweet potato (not the green bits) are much loved and very healthy for your rats and small amounts of dark chocolate can be given during times of respiratory distress (its a bronchodialator).

Watch the protein intake, moderate is fine, and chicken bones are also much loved by rats (watch your fingers tho! ). Don't worry about them splintering like with a dog since a dog crunches thru them and a rat gnaws...no chance of splintering.
Ask Shrek if he likes them...

(Fostered a biter boy about to be euth'd, took him in, socialized him and reintro'd to his ladylove...all in 2 weeks...miss him so much. )

Here's a list of Forbidden Foods, etc that a lot of ratowners go by...its a bit outdated but its got some good basic info.
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Well I guess I was completely wrong haha. Thanks!
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np I'm a learner and I will happily dispense what I have learned/experienced, etc.

Shrekkie above was one of my many rat teachers...he was an awesome ratman.

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jigglers are jello but more set up, i gave a little bit to my scaredy cat rat and it just got mad at me and left so i gave it to the others and they perfered to fight over the apple sauce oh well. i dont think i will get it to like me with food

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LOL got mad at you. I love this scaredy cat rat.
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shes all sorts of trouble, today i had all 4 out in my room (rat proof) and she was behind their cage and i went to get her out to put them all away and she found she can squeek really loud and it makes me jump and she jumps down and hops away... (i wasnt hurting her she did it 3 times the last time i didnt jump and she didnt get down i got her in her cage and she just sat there and looked at me and hopped in her tunnel.)

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my rat and mice food has corn and peanuts in it?

what kind of food do you feed??? they shouldnt have peanuts everyday since they contain a lot of oil and fat. And corn can have a fungus in it so they shouldnt have dried corn.


My ratties LOVE oatmeal. they eat it everymorning...since in trying to fatten them up. Also a little cooked chiken they LOVE. And some liver.
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