Rat eating very little

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Rat eating very little

Post by elerrina » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:34 pm

we have a rat with a skin infection atm, but he's eating so very little and we're not sure what to feed him to help him gain weight as hes getting quite thin. what could we give that might encourage him to eat?

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Re: Rat eating very little

Post by MarieM » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:41 am

What age is he? Is he on meds? You can try anything mushy perhaps offered on your finger if he prefers that. Usually things like mashed avocado, porridge, puddings, veg purees with rice etc. I don't feed a cooked diet so I'm sure others can give you some input here.
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Re: Rat eating very little

Post by elerrina » Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:51 pm

He's around 18months i think, hes just eating such tiny amounts, we did give him some catfood and he ate a bit of that but not much and the vegetables we give him he doesnt eat much of now. Need something quite calorific to help him gain back some of the weight hes lost too

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Re: Rat eating very little

Post by daffee » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:42 pm

Most rats will usually be tempted to eat things like baked beans and cooked pasta, rice or noodles. :luck:
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