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Feeding Pet Rats

Rats have a fast metabolic rate, thus they need to eat small meals throughout the day. Fortunately, their food choices are varied and can easily be provided. But rats have a sweet tooth, making them more prone to piling on the pounds. To avoid any potential health problems associated with carrying extra weight, pet rats should be given a nutritionally balanced diet. And treats should be given in moderation. 

A typical diet for pet rats include rat pellets or lab blocks. A tablespoon of fruits and veggies are also important sources of essential nutrients. For treats, small doggie biscuits and other hard treats can be given at least once a week. Chewing on hard treats helps keep your pet’s teeth in good condition. However, treats should be given in moderation. There is a need to keep a close eye on your pet’s caloric intake. Any spoiled product and pellets that are left inside the cage should be removed on a daily basis. 

For more information about your pet’s dietary needs visit your pet clinic Tampa, FL.

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