Yogert is a great treat plain mine love i will take it and mix meal worms in a dish and oh the rats go nuts. The babies ushally try to eat the hard foods after so long but i have seen them taking stuff from moms mouth thats how they learn what to eat. I have given them bread the babies that is, yogert, oatmeal plain or with fruits, their is also a babie formula you can make to feed them to help them out. I have given them kitten formula mixed with soft kitten food and weat bread and they love it. although some perfur mom still.
There is no wrong way to really feed a rat as long as you give them stuff they need as in the right amount that they require , fat, protine, fiber, grains, and soforth and stay away from the bad food. I hope you have good luck and ocasinaly give them a little bit of pizza or stake is ok but not a every day thing for their diet. Icecream perfuably the all natural kind. No chocolate although I have heard some misconsections about it say that it can help them for something. But i cant remember what it was. cracker, bones they can have, I give mine chicken and chicken bone which i was told by one of the AFRMA they could have. chesse as a treat. anyhtign you woudl eat they can eat only with some exceptions its easery to look up Foods they cany have becuse there are less then the ones they can have.
Ugh...of course there is a way to feed a rat wrong. Too much protein is NOT good for them in any way, the lower the protein in the diet the better, sugar and fats are bad too and all these lead to future health issues.
A rat's diet has to cover a lot of different requirements which is why lab blocks were created to have an all-in-one diet that you can supplement. It has just the right amount of vitamin K that rats need for all sorts of health issues, #1 being blood clotting, whereas dog kibble doesn't have enough. Rats get their energy from carbs and dog kibble doens't have enough which is why Suebee's Mix has the grains/veggies part of the diet to balance it all out
Here is the Forbidden Foods List
Chocolate is sugar but dark chocolate can be used as a bronchodilator in times of respiratory distress...it opens up the airways temporarily.
Watch the dairy (no ice cream unless its a lick as a treat) since some rats are lactose intolerant.
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Jems, hairless or double rex rats (which your girls are) don't need extra protein, but they will eat more and poop more as their metabolism is faster.
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Diamond, how many types of animals are you breeding??? You have 100 rats? How can you have time to post all this stuff all the time if you have 100 rats?
What is their care like if you have other species??
I would love to know cages, vet care, how much they get out, etc?