How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Discuss what your rats eat. From general diet, food brands, eating problems and treat foods.
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How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by Rat@2E » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:45 pm

This morning, Mrs R brought the ratties' fresh food bowls into the kitchen. Both were empty, apart from the chopped-up grapes, which were untouched. Then Mrs R pipes up "Look, they haven't eaten their grapes. That's because you didn't peel them. I always peel their grapes"......... :o Peel their grapes !!! We're talking rat food, not some seven-star hotel service :-? Admittedly, Mrs R peels the grapes so that the skins don't get stuck to the shelves but.....they're rats. Wild ones can chew through concrete - why would these be defeated by a grape skin ?

Does anyone else have rats that are this fussy about the way that their food is prepared ?
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by izzerie » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:05 pm

Yes! My boys won't eat pasta with tomato sauce if you put anymore than two garlic cloves in it!

And they will pick sweetcorn out of food and refuse to eat it but go totally mad for sweetcorn fishing!
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by Kim N » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:12 pm

Mine are just like human children...I can't get them to eat most any veg and one minute they love one fruit then the next they won't touch the same one! :rollred:

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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by ErnieG! » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:14 pm

Mine wont eat grapes unless the the skin is off or cut in half :roll:

They wont eat fried mushrooms unless they've been fried in olive oil, which I don't make for them, I do it for myself.

They wont have tomatoes unless the seedy liquidy stuff has been taken out.

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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by lechien » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:57 pm

ErnieG! wrote:They wont have tomatoes unless the seedy liquidy stuff has been taken out.
sounds like my guy... :roll:

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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by redrach » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:59 pm

mine also won't eat grapes unless they're cut in half.
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by flash-gordonette » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:21 pm

I've caught Rodney flinging pea shells across the cage with a look of ratty disgust on his face before now!
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by RattyRenton » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:39 pm

My lads have been brought up properly, they peel their own grapes.
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by Kim N » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:52 pm

Yep, mine also eat the insides of peas (they are one of the few veggies they will eat) and then toss the skins! LOL

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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by emma10 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:00 pm

RattyRenton wrote:My lads have been brought up properly, they peel their own grapes.

haaahahaha :)

Billy is so fussy, he will only have choc treats, nothing else yummy. He will have grated carrot, but not slices. And my favorite? Tesco seedy bread but not the posh warbuttons stuff!
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by majeekarevel » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:04 pm

Kim N wrote:Yep, mine also eat the insides of peas (they are one of the few veggies they will eat) and then toss the skins! LOL
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Kim N wrote:Mine are just like human children...I can't get them to eat most any veg and one minute they love one fruit then the next they won't touch the same one! :rollred:
Yep I can totally relate.

Also, if I give them toast (Hovis Seeded Sensations) they will eat what is on the toast and leave the toast. The irony is Majeeka will happily eat the seeds if they are taken off the toast and given to her by hand :roll: Revel has never been a great lover of seeds. They both eat peas and sweetcorn and will happily peel their own grapes.
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by ErnieG! » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:06 pm

RattyRenton wrote:My lads have been brought up properly, they peel their own grapes.
:lol:
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by Jimi+Milo » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:54 pm

RattyRenton wrote:My lads have been brought up properly, they peel their own grapes.
Lol, mine too. My lads shell their peas too, my first 2 also did it and Milo would go round the cage when they were all gone hoovering them all up! So it wasnt worth eating while there was still pea there but when thats gone its great :lol:
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by ShinyRainbow » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:18 pm

mine get what they are given... I don't let them be fussy :lol:

Although saying that, they refuse to eat raw carrot unless it's grated and even then it's the last thing they eat... Pea husks only get eaten when there are no delicious insides left :roll: Although Pearl will willingly scavenge husks because she's too scared to get her whiskers wet when pea fishing.
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Re: How Fussy are Your Rats ?

Post by Jemma » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:37 am

I recently tried mine with peas in there pods, i opened the first to give them the idea and they went nuts for the peas. Then i offered them both a pod, Luke got it straight away, Limi dropped it and looked at me in disgust, i probably should have been strong but i did start opening it for him.

Generally though my lads prefer to do it themselves, they find it very strange if food is over prepared and won't bother eating it, i don't think they understand food can be easy too lol.
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