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Rat Treats

Hi. I have had my male rat Tommy for about 3 weeks now.I have never had a rat before and I was wanting to know what type of rat treats would you reccomend.He has timothy hay but doesn't really like it.If you have any ideas please respond below.I want the best for my little guy.Thank's!!! Smiley Happy

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Re: Rat Treats

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Hi Ratlover252525.


Thank you for your question and congratulations on your new little friend! Here's a care sheet for rats. Here's a few things you want to keep in mind while feeding your rat:

  • A well balanced rat diet includes: high-quality rat food or blocks and limited amounts of grains, vegetables and fruits can be given daily.
  • Fresh food and water should always be available. 
  • Vegetables and fruits not eaten within 24 hours should be discarded. 
  • Treats should not exceed 10% of total food intake. You can check out Petco's selection of rat treats online here.


I hope this helps, I'd love to see a photo of Tommy!

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Re: Rat Treats

Hey Ratlover252525, congradulations on getting your pet rat! When I had my babies, they LOVED yogurt drops! They also really liked cooked oatmeal, but you have to be carefull not to give them too much Smiley Tongue

As for the hay, rats dont really eat hay much, but it can make great bedding material if they like it.

Have fun with your new cutie!
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Re: Rat Treats

Okay thank you so much. Smiley Happy
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