Top 5 Rat Foods

Rat happiness - choose the right food

Rats are one of the smartest rodents, people have long been pet rats as pets and love their little friends: it seems they literally understand everything. And you can feed them homemade food. Or not?

Unfortunately, many people forget that these are animals that differ from us in structure and metabolism, despite the omnivorous. A large amount of fats, sugar, salt and artificial additives that a person consumes every day is deadly to the health of rats. Their diet should consist of a special grain fortified food containing the optimal amount of nutrients, as well as bait: vegetables and fruits (no more than 40 g), animal protein in various forms (no more than 30 g), no more than once a week - fermented milk products (no more than 1 tablespoon per animal).

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
The best complete feed for rats1Beaphar Extravital9.9 / 10250
2JRFarm Rat Classic9.6 / 10270
The best rat food without animal protein1Benelux Funny Muis-Rat-Gerbil Premium9.8 / 10280
2Vitakraft Emotion Beauty9.6 / 10500
3Fiory9.5 / 10370

The best complete feed for rats

Beaphar Extravital
250 (for packing 500 g)
Premium rat food contains various granules: extruded cereals, alfalfa and turkey meat, as well as a large number of grains, seeds and dried vegetables. The Dental Care system ensures correct grinding of the animal's incisors. Echinacea extract enhances natural immunity. The mixture is enriched with essential vitamins, as well as minerals in easily digestible chelate form.
Main advantages:
  • opaque packaging with adhesive tape to close the bag;
  • balanced composition;
  • echinacea extract;
  • the feed is well digested.
Minuses:
  • animals do not eat all the pellets.
9.9 / 10
Rating
Reviews
There are no exotic ingredients in this feed, and even alfalfa pellets, unloved by rats, are present, but it is on it that the animals feel best! Energetic, shiny hair, healthy teeth speak for themselves.
JRFarm Rat Classic
270 (per pack 600 g)
The food contains only the most delicious and healthy ingredients for rats, it does not contain extruded alfalfa and other ingredients poorly eaten by animals. The mixture contains a large amount of appetizing cereal fortified granules, whole grains and seeds, legumes, carob fruits, dates, and protein supplements (dried meat, small whole fish and shrimp). Such a composition ensures that no crumbs will remain in the bowl!
Main advantages:
  • rich balanced composition;
  • good eatability;
  • quality ingredients.
Minuses:
  • transparent packaging without clasp;
  • contains dyes;
  • hard to find in pet stores.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Our half-fluffy girlfriend eats all the food in a bowl (about one and a half tablespoons) and feels great. The price is quite affordable, and the composition is amazing variety. The only thing that did not like - a small amount of dust at the bottom of the package.

The best rat food without animal protein

Benelux Funny Muis-Rat-Gerbil Premium
280 (per pack 1 kg)
In a mixture of many nuts, seeds, whole grains, dried vegetables, fruits and carob fruits. All this - the favorite treats of rodents. There is no garbage, dust or unnecessary components in the feed. Food ensures the health of the teeth, digestive system, animal hair. Enriched with essential vitamins and minerals. Extra Fresh System packaging technology allows you to save useful substances for a long time.
Main advantages:
  • attractive price;
  • the food is completely eaten by rats;
  • balanced composition;
  • high-quality vacuum packaging.
Minuses:
  • lack of protein supplements.
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The rat sweeps everything clean. The food looks good and smells, there is no dust and debris in it, but a bunch of all sorts of goodies, such as nuts and carob fruit. For the price just excellent quality, sheer pleasure.
Vitakraft Emotion Beauty
500 (per pack 600 g)
Super premium food created specifically for ornamental rats. Solid grain granules provide healthy teeth, a complex of fatty acids improves the condition of the coat, and aloe vera extract stimulates the immune system. In addition to cereals, dried fruits and vegetables, the mixture includes cane molasses, oils, vitamins and trace elements. Hermetic tight packaging ensures maximum safety of the product.
Main advantages:
  • balanced composition;
  • aloe vera extract.
Minuses:
  • relative high cost;
  • colorants;
  • lack of protein supplements.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Whitakraft quality is time-tested, and this food is not inferior to other products. Rats love it and eat it very well, and most importantly, my allergic rat Rex can safely eat it and not itch.
Fiory
370 (per package 850 g)
The mixture includes delicious granules and rings of crushed cereals and alfalfa with honey, whole grains, seeds, peas, pieces of vegetables and peanuts. Yucca extract reduces unpleasant odor from animal secretions. Food contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids necessary for healthy skin and coat. Inulin is a natural prebiotic that helps develop beneficial intestinal microflora and maintains optimal intestinal function. Chelated minerals are well absorbed and strengthen the immune system.
Main advantages:
  • balanced composition;
  • yucca extract.
Minuses:
  • does not contain animal protein;
  • animals do not eat all the ingredients of the feed.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Good food, vacuum packaging, the mixture smells like fresh grain. The rats liked it very much, there were no problems after it, only alfalfa sticks remain in the bowl.

What is the best rat food?

Premium complete feeds will be the best solution for rats. In many mixtures there are no additives of animal origin, but this does not mean low quality. Such mixtures have a generally balanced composition, so that they are suitable for feeding allergic rats, elderly animals, for combination with protein feed or other food.

Dry food should always be kept in a rat bowl. If the animal is prone to excessive weight gain, then it is better to give it dosed, according to the feeding rate specified by the manufacturer (about 1 tablespoon of the mixture per day). Young, pregnant and lactating rats should increase the portion.

In addition to the well-being of the animal, an important indicator of a properly chosen feed mixture is palatability. If the rodent chooses only half the pieces and leaves half in the bowl, then it is worth looking out for something more suitable.

Watch the video: RAT DIET 101. What should you feed your Rats? (January 2020).

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