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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering, how okay is puppy food for a rat? because mookie loves the dog food i give him. its' leftover food from when sally the guid pup in training was here. it's high quality, pro plan ithink. i know rats need protein and i know dog food has protein. I give him some with his food daily, but it's a side dish proportionally to his regular rat blocks. I give him a bit of egg or ground beef from dinner too. but i'm asking about the dog food. is it okay? becasue we have lots here. thanks!

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i would think it would be ok as a side as long as its not a replacement

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As a treat I think it would be fine but not as an actual meal.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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yeah that's what I thought.....thanks!

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Yeah you'll be fine, rats can eat just about everything - it's so cool. I give mine the crumbs leftover from my ferrets kibble haha and they go crazy for it.
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I wouldn't feed it too often,as TOO much protein can cause skin problems and protien scabs! I used to add some good quality dog food to my rat's mix and a couple started getting scabby and dry skin...so I took it out and they have healed up.Now they only get moderate protien.Plus I give them some other stuff like fish and things once in awhile.You can give him a little bit of egg too...mine go nuts for egg!

But yes,rats will eat just about anything...but not all foods are good for them obviously!





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Like Lisa said, don't feed it too much. You said you give him lab blocks? Theres probably enough protein in them. I would only give him a piece or two a day TOPS. Don't go overboard. And watch his skin .

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yeah, I have heard about the skin effects, i'm keeping my eyes peeled on him!

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I put a small amount in my homemade mix of food. Once a week I put a little olive oil either on top of the mix or on some corn bread.. If you have dry skin probs, that helps moisturize from the inside out. When I add the oil onto the mix, the girlies go crazy for it.

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