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Diets for Winter

Post by hkfiesta on Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:30 pm

Hey there!

Is there anyone out there who adds extra little tidbits during winter to help rats generate a little more body heat/stay warm? Mine are now over 2yrs old so I'm a little concerned they might not make it through the winter as well as before. Feeding little bites of meat from my own dinner (after rinsing off all sauces, etc) gets them acting more aggressive towards me and each other so I'm kind of sticking to a more veggie-based diet instead. Are there any other things I can add, maybe some other sources of protein that isn't too fatty?

Thanks!

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Re: Diets for Winter

Post by smokierat on Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:17 am

Oily fish,pasta,low sugar cereals,babyfood(i love Ellas).

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Post by Zoundz on Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:28 pm

I wouldn't worry about rinsing sauce off your own food by the way Smile most of them are fine (obv. not if they're really really hot or really really fatty or sugary - but even fatty and sugary is OK as a once off).

We add dried pasta and extra cereal to our mixes in the winter, if they're not keeping the weight well, but to be honest, that's not usual.

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Post by hkfiesta on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:54 am

Smile They already get muesli for treats (high fiber no-sugar grains). I've been giving them a little more when it's a lot colder. Was just wondering if I should try something else, thanks for all the responses Grin

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