Pets that eat rodents?
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.
Thus, your Pets should eat the main food (90% of the diet), 5-10% vegetables and fruits, and occasionally get seeds and nuts as treats. In addition to this, rodents can be offered hay to choose from (such as clover, Timothy grass) as a source of fiber.
Are Guinea pigs special feed?
Guinea pigs, unlike most animals, do not produce their own vitamin C. Good food for Guinea pigs is high-quality feed with a high content of fiber and vitamin C. make Sure your food for Guinea pigs contains vitamin C. However, since this vitamin is easily destroyed or oxidized, feed should be used, as a rule, within 90 days from the date of manufacture.
If your pig develops a deficiency of vitamin C, then it is better to give her it in powdered form or in liquid form. Ascorbic acid 100 mg twice daily, mixed in fresh water, will fully cover the daily rate of pigs in this vitamin. Fresh green vegetables can also be used as an additional source of vitamin C.
What about the water?
Fresh water should be available 24 hours a day. Water should be replaced daily, and to regularly clean the bowl or bottle with it. If you use the drinker to use a special cleaning brush for bottles, as it is a great place for bacteria to grow.
Is there anything else that you need to know about feeding your pet rodents?
You can offer your rodents a special chewing toys to prevent them overgrowing incisors. Many owners offer their rodents wooden sticks, which also help to restrain the growth of incisors. Talk to your vet about the suitable for your rodent toys.