All pet rodents can eat high quality granulated feed. Many veterinarians also recommend that hay rodents, consult your veterinarian about it. A diet containing seeds and nuts is NOT recommended. However, if you are offered high-quality seeds (e.g. sunflower seeds) and nuts are high in fat and low in calcium, for many rodents this diet is more preferable, but not so useful.
How often to feed rodents?
Fresh feed and clean water should be available all the time in the bowls or in the drinker (depending on the type of rodent). Many owners use a heavy and stable bowl, although available on the market and other types of bowls that you can attach to the cage.
Do I need to give my rodent vitamins?
No, domestic rodents do not need additional vitamins if they are adequately fed. Just add the vitamins to poor nutrition – not the best way to feed rodents.
Is it possible to give the rodent treats?
Seeds and nuts can be given in small portions (no more than 5-10% of the total daily diet). You can offer your rodents a fresh, well-cleaned vegetables on ezhednevnikov and sometimes feeding them a small amount of fruit. Green vegetables will also be acceptable, like yellow and orange. Total daily value of these “human foods” should not exceed 10% of their diet. Continue reading