make food pellets for your rat or mouse

Throughout time, pets have always been whether people have them for companionship, rehabilitation or breeding, they usually take good care of them. In most cases, pets like cats, dogs and other similarly sized animals are easy to care for, especially with their simple food habits. When it comes to smaller animals, specifical rodents like rats and mice,  it can be a bit difficult to know what is best for them.

Rats have a very high metabolism, which makes it very important that they have access to food at all times. Many people may find themselves ignorant of the science behind small animals like these, but when keeping them as pets, it is very important that people understand their eating habits.

The Right Type of Feed for Your Pet Rat's Requirements

As omnivores, rats will eat almost anything they find in the wild, but they mostly stick to seeds, grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables. In addition, omnivory means that they eat both plants and meat, which suggests that in some cases rats will also hunt small animals and insects.

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Given the information above, it’s highly important that rats in captivity receive a balanced and full diet, which is why pellets exist. Pellets, by definition, are little, compressed pieces of mass, which in this case is food. While all pellets are small, some can be bigger than others, and not because of the presentation.

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Bigger sized pellets can actually motivate rats’ natural eating behaviors, which are observed in the wild. Since, like all animals, rats grow over time, it’s important for different sized pellets to exist to avoid difficulty in eating habits, especially among the young rodents.

There’s no universal recipe for the making of food pellets for rats, but the best pellets are those which provide a balanced diet. Containing all sorts of ingredients, different pellets battle for a place on the market, but the best pellets contain ingredients like the ones below:

“Dehulled Soybean Meal, Ground Corn, Wheat Middlings, Ground Wheat, Soybean Oil, Cane Molasses, Ground Oats, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Beet Pulp, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Wheat Germ, Brewer' Dried Yeast, Salt, Calcium Propionate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Dried Yucca Schidigera Extract, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source Of Vitamin K), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, , D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Copper Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate” *Ingredient list obtained from the back of a “Mazuri Rat & Mouse diet” package.

Nutritional Needs of Rat's Food Pellets
Protein content  Crude fiber Crude fat  Crude ash
18-20% 5% 4%  8%

This list of ingredients is considerably long, but containing all the nutrients a rat needs, it’s one of the best ingredient lists out there.

Feed Pellet Equipment for Making Feed for Your Pet Rats

Consuming a well-balanced diet can be extremely rewarding as it can actually help rats live a better and longer life. Considering their high metabolism and regular need for food, it can oftentimes be difficult for people to continuously feed their pets. To avoid these complications though, people can actually buy a rat food pellet machine, which will regularly feed their pets regardless of whether they’re home or not.

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A high metabolism makes it very important for rats to receive constant feeding since they burn through nutrients and calories very fast. Considering the purchase of a pellet machine is also extremely important as it can maintain the rodent healthy for a long time. It’s important for people who have rats as pets to read a lot about their diets and which food pellets are best for them, which can provide a long and healthy life.

Video of Pet Rat Food Pellet Equipment

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