Many people choose homemade rat food over commercially available products. Firstly, it is easy in the pocket. Secondly, you know the ingredients which are a part of its diet without any doubt. Some fraudulent companies may have a list of wrong ingredients printed on the packet. Lastly, the edibles you use are of the grade which you would consume yourself. They are easily available at your local grocery store. If you live in the suburbs, that would spare of a mile long ride to the nearby pet store. This ensures that your pet does not fall sick due to chemical preservatives and other harmful additives.
Ingredients In Homemade Rat Food
All the foods for a rat in this diet contain valuable nutrients or cancer-prevention compounds. Each rat has its own preferences and not every rat will like every food in this diet at first. However, you must follow the diet closely for it to be balanced. Most rats will eventually come to like most foods if they are given enough time. If your rat does not like raw veggies, you can cook them lightly. The beans and sweet potato must be cooked. Purple grapes have more cancer-prevention phytochemicals than green grapes.
About 3 tablespoons of molasses mix one serving of fruit 2-3 servings of vegetable
- Twice a week
1 serving cooked beef liver or canned oysters
- Serving sizes
Fruit: about half the size of their head
Veggies, beans: about the size of their head
Liver, oysters: about the size of their head
- Recipe for Molasses Mix (will last two rats about a week depending on size–for more than two rats, you can multiply the recipe)
1500 mg calcium from chewable tablets or liquid calcium with vitamin D
2000 mcg chromium picolinate – dose is based on metabolism and not weight
250 mcg vitamin B12
15 mg manganese
3/4 C Total cereal
1 lb packaged (not bulk) soft tofu
4 tea spoons shelled raw sunflower seeds
1 table spoon flax seeds
3 table spoons raw rolled oats
4 tea spoons pearled barley
4 tea spoons millet
3 table spoons cooked brown rice
4 table spoons toasted wheat germ
2 1/4 table spoons nutritional yeast flakes (5.6 g)
2 table spoons black strap (dark or full flavor) molasses
Soak the tablets in a tiny bit of water and when soft, crush. Coarsely crush the items in a plastic bag. Mash the tofu in a bowl. Add all ingredients together with warm molasses and mix thoroughly. Store covered in the refrigerator or freezer.
Your pet will have a tendency to hover near the garbage bin for disposed of food. Make sure there is a high enough door with no holes for them to not sneak in and out. They should only have the homemade rat food as it is best for them to ward off diseases and live a healthy life.