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Ember of Passion Rattery

Hand raised, well tempered rats! Specializing in healthy, loving animals.

Good, Bad and Cautionary Foods to feed your rats!

Good Food TO Feed Your Rats

This is a list of foods that the rats at Ember of Passion Rattery get from time to time. There are many other good foods that rats can have. If you have any specific questions please ask!

Meats/Protein

Boiled Chicken

Boiled Turkey

Ham- occasionally

Boiled Beef

Cashews

Sunflower Seeds

Meat baby food


Eggs- scrambled or hard boiled


Liver


Vegetables

Peas

Pumpkin


Cauliflower


Mushrooms- cooked


Corn- cooked or fresh


Beans-cooked

Sprouts


Broccoli-cooked


Squash-cooked


Kale


Collards


Bok Choy


Potatoes-cooked


Carrots


Cucumber


Celery


Eggplant

Vegetable baby food


Fruits

Kiwi

Papaya

Applesauce


Cranberries- occasionally

Raspberries

Blackberries

Peaches

Apples

Banana

Pear

Honeydew Melon

Cantaloupe


Watermelon


Ginger

Apricots

Dates

Strawberries

Prunes


Plums



Other good human foods


Rice-Cooked

Oatmeal


Spaghetti


Mac and Cheese- occasionally


Pasta- raw or cooked


Bread in oil- good for coat

Whole grain crackers

Dry Plain Cereals

Baby foods

Yogurt


Yogurt covered pretzels/fruits


Cottage Cheese

Whole oats/millet

Dry Dog Foods

Natural Balance- Vegetarian


Wellness- Healthy Weight


Kirkland- Healthy Weight

Pro-pac - Low Fat


Commercial Treats


Old Mother Hubbard - Just Vegg'n or P-nuttier

Fruit-ables

Nu-Hemp - Ball-z

Buddy Biscuits


Natural Choice Crunchy Treats


Charlie Bear- Cheese & egg





Spices that can be added to fresh foods

Parsley

Garlic- sm amt.

Oregano

Clove

Food To AVOID Feeding Your Rats

Bleu Cheese


Licorice

Raw Potatos

Raw Beans

Raw Nuts 


Dried Corn


Raw Red Cabbage

Raw Artichokes

Avocados- Skin and seed


Green Bananas

Wild Insects

Green Potatoe Eyes

Rhubarb


Raw Bulk Tofu- the package kind is ok

Oranges (for males)


Carbonated Beverages

Use Caution When Feeding to Your Rats

Peanut Butter- Choking Hazard

Seeds and Nuts- High In fat

Farm Raised Insects

Chocolate- in moderation (1 chip a day)- Studies have show that it can help breathing issues

Oranges- Females are ok to have. Oils from the skin can be toxic to males

Beets, Celery, Eggplant, Cucumber, Radishes, Spinach, Collards, and Turnip greens all have high levels of nitrates. LIMIT the amounts of these items given. 

Recommended Commercial foods

(these are ONLY recommendations based on personal use, I do not endorse specific products. These are my personal likes and dislikes)


Kay-tee Forti-diet Pro Health Mouse/Rat food

Oxbow Essentials Rat Food

Mazuri Rat and Mouse Diet

LM Farm Rat and Mouse Diet

Tropical Carnival Rat Food - good to mix in with a staple diet

Carefresh Complete

Commercial Foods that do not meet MY requirements

Great Choice Mouse and Rat food


I do not like feeding this food to my rats due to the high amounts of corn in the product. Also there are a lot of seeds, which are high in fat. Also alfalfa is a top ingredient, which is indigestible for rats.


Kaytee Fiesta


This food also has a very high amount of nuts and seeds in it. Not something that should be a staple diet


Kaytee Supreme


This is a seed and corn based diet. Not what a staple rat diet should be.

Buying food in Bulk

These are certain food formulas that I recommend if you are buying in larger quantities.


Mazuri Rodent 6F

This is a good pellet for all life stages of rats. Can be purchased in 25# and 50# bags.

Native Earth 18% 4018


This is a consumer product (which is the same as Harlan Tekland). This is a very good diet for all life stages. Can be purchased in 40# bags


Lab Diet 5001


A good diet for all life stages. This is a specialty diet you can sometimes find in high end pet stores. It can be purchased in 50# bags or broken down by the store. 


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