I get asked what I feed my rats all the time, so decided to put the answer in one place. Here you will find the mix I have fed my rats since 2016 (with a couple of ingredient updates along the way).
Sometimes referred to as Flaked Grains, this is the main ingredient in my mix. I personally buy 50lb bags of rolled mixed grains from Honeyville.com , they also have a 10lb can. This Six Grain blend is my preferred grain mix.
I use hulled sunflower seeds to avoid a lot of mess. Again I buy in bulk, a 25lb bag from Tractor Supply. They also have a smaller bag available.
Purina Salmon for Sensitive Stomachs is my preferred dog kibble. I recommend you shop around for the best price. I have used both these formulas. I prefer the Purina One to Purina Pro Plan.
The ratio of these 3 ingredients is as follows in whatever unit of measure you choose (cup, scoop, mug, etc):
Sometimes the 6 Grain Blend is out of stock - an alternative that I have used is this Four Flaked Grain Blend with Sunflower Seeds already in it from Country Life Natural Foods.
If you choose to use this brand the ratios are:
Of course any of the options should be supplemented with fresh veggies and occasional fresh fruits. You can also add fresh herbs like Cilantro, Parsley, Oregano, and Basil anything that is leafy. The residents here LOVE Kale!
I sometimes crush up dried pasta and add that to the mix (0.5 Ratio) and love these two when I can find them:
I hope you find this helpful - let me know if you have any questions.
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