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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Are rats semi lactose intolerant

So i heard that rats are semi intolerant.
now i heard that to get the rats to trust you its a good idea to put yogurt on a spoon and bribe them that way, but i don't want them to get sick. i'm a new rat owner and i need a little guidance.
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You don't need to use yogurt...you can use all kind of different things on a spoon, like baby food, which a lot of rats really love, depending on what flavors they like. My rats love sweet potato baby food, peas baby food, whatever you think your rats would like.
I am sure there are other suggestions out there in the forum. Anyone else have good ideas on this? Applesauce maybe?

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I use probiotic yogurt to help a rat's gut flora once antibiotics have wiped it out. I find if you limit the amount of dairy you shouldn't have any issues.

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I use soy yogurt, which my rats tolerate just fine.


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Thank you guys, i appreciate the feed back, and Mario and Luigi will too! i work at our local grocery store, so i look at things and go "Huh..." so you may be seeing more questions for me. after my last rats died, iv been very protective (they where feeder rats that we rescued and they died due ignorance on my fathers part.)
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