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Rats (pet)

We have two rats and was wondering what kind of people food can they eat, because I buy the rat food at Pets Mart and they only eat certain things out of it. Should I go buy a bag of nuts and some veggies instead, or do they need whats in the actual rat food?

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Asked by mom2twingirl797 at 5:18 PM on May. 13, 2010 in Pets

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  • Its a rat. They eat garbage and dead things. Give it ANYTHING you want.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • Try buying pressed rat pellets instead, since it's a more balanced diet. They do like people food, but the pelleted food should be the bulk of their diet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • When I was a kid I had pet rats, and they loved lettuce, carrots, and apples... But there are different brands of rat food, try different ones and see what they like. They need the protein from the food, you can't only give them veggies.

    Answer by Iskkra at 5:27 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • i know they like peanut butter set on traps

    Answer by shay1130 at 5:34 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • buy fortified pressed pellets and then supplement with fun treats. fruit, cheese, peanut butter... Make sure he is getting a good balanced diet form the pellets though.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:35 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • We have always fed our rats whatever we are eating that day. Meat, veggies, fruit, starches, & sweets. Some of them can be picky, they will decide what they like. My Anthony (he was the best!) loved spaghetti. lol

    Answer by Kathy-PSPR at 5:40 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • i had rats for pets ! i fead my chips , bread , frut loops , chicken, frinchfrys , stuff like that ! !

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on May. 13, 2010

  • I had rats, but they passed a few months ago. They ate mostly the commercial rat food (actually hamster/gerbil food), but they also liked chicken, pasta, carrots, crackers. Rats can eat just about anything people eat, but there are a few things they can't have. Here is what I found.


    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 11:48 AM on May. 17, 2010

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