Have you considered that your rat might benefit from a few treats?
Rats are fabulous pets but whilst they are far from the most difficult animals to look after, they do have specific needs which must be met. They must certainly be provided with the correct diet. Despite their reputation as scavengers, rats will fail to thrive if not provided with the amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that they require.
So, it is important to invest in foods which have been formulated for rats rather than those for other rodents. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t introduce variety into their lives. Healthy rat treats can provide that variety without detriment to your pet’s health and give them something tasty to nibble on.
Rat treats are also ideal for hiding around your pet’s cage to give them something to hunt for. Rats forage for food in the wild. You can help your pet to replicate this natural behaviour and provide stimulation by concealing a few treats for them to seek out.
At Time for Paws we offer a great range of healthy treats which are suitable for rats. We have chosen these from the excellent Burns, Beaphar and Supreme Pet Food ranges. The treats are tasty and add texture to your rat’s diet but do not feature the fats and sugars which can lead to obesity and ill health.