Rats can get a poor rap! They do have a somewhat unfortunate image but those who keep these fascinating creatures know that they can be extremely rewarding pets. However, despite their reputation for being scavengers, they do have specific dietary needs which must be met if they are to stay happy and healthy.
You should not feed your rat any foods which have been formulated for rabbits or other rodents as these varieties will not deliver the nutrition that your pet needs. Proprietary food for rats will feature the amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that they require.
Rat Food at Time for Paws
At Time for Paws we offer high quality rat foods from Supreme Pet Food and Mr Johnsons. These fine mixes provide palatable and nutritious meals for your pet which represent a complete balanced diet.
If you would like to provide your rat with a little variety then our excellent rat treats are a healthy option. You could also give your rat small amounts of fruit, vegetables, cooked egg and seeds. Avoid fatty and sugary foods and these could lead to obesity. Onion, citrus fruits, walnuts, rhubarb, grapes and chocolate are all harmful to rats.
It is best to feed your rat twice daily. Always remove uneaten food before it has a chance to spoil. Use open bowls as these enable your rat to handle the food and to carry it. This is important as rats enjoy manipulating their food. Rats will also eat faeces, and this helps them to absorb nutrients so don’t be concerned when you observe this behaviour.
You will discover everything you need to care for your rat here at Time for Paws and at the best prices.