Pierce's Pogs Pocket Pets

  Quality Fancy Rats

Good food for your ratty

Vegetables

Peas

Pumpkin

Cauliflower

Mushrooms- cooked

Corn- cooked or fresh

Beans-cooked

Sprouts

Broccoli-cooked

Squash-cooked

Kale

Collards

Bok Choy

Potatoes-cooked

Carrots

Cucumber

Celery

Eggplant

Vegetable baby food

Fruits

Kiwi

Papaya

Applesauce

Raspberries

Blackberries

Apples

Banana

Pear

Honeydew Melon

Cantaloupe

Plums

Watermelon

Ginger

Apricots

Dates

Strawberries

Prunes

Meats/Protein

Boiled Chicken

Boiled Turkey

Boiled Beef

Cashews

Sunflower Seeds

Meat baby food

Eggs- scrambled

or hard boiled

Liver


Dry Dog Foods

Natural Balance- Vegetarian

Pro-pac - Low Fat

Kirkland- Healthy Weight


Commercial Treats

Old Mother Hubbard - Just Vegg'n

or P-nuttier

Fruit-ables

Nu-Hemp - Ball-z

Buddy Biscuits

Natural Choice Crunchy Treats

Charlie Bear- Cheese & egg


Other good human foods

Rice-Cooked

Oatmeal

Spaghetti

Mac and Cheese- occasionally

Pasta- raw or cooked

Bread in oil- good for coat

Whole grain crackers

Dry Plain Cereals

Baby foods

Yogurt

Yogurt covered pretzels/fruits

Cottage Cheese

Whole oats/millet


Spices that can be added to fresh foods

Parsley

Garlic- sm amt

Oregano

Clove






Use caution when feeding these foods to your ratty

Peanut Butter- Choking Hazard

Seeds and Nuts- High In fat

Farm Raised Insects

Chocolate- in moderation (1 chip a day)- Studies have show that it can help breathing issues

Oranges- Females are ok to have. Oils from the skin can be toxic to males

Beets, Celery, Eggplant, Cucumber, Radishes, Spinach, Collards, and Turnip greens all have high levels of nitrates. LIMIT the amounts of these items given.

AVOID feeding these foods to your ratty

Bleu Cheese

Licorice

Raw Potatos

Raw Beans

Raw Nuts (bird /animal kind)

Dried Corn

Avocados- Skin and seed

Green Bananas

Wild Insects

Green Potatoe Eyes

Raw Bulk Tofu- the package kind is ok

Oranges (for males)

Carbonated Beverages

Raw Artichokes

Raw Red Cabbage

Rhubarb

Commerical Diets

  Here  is a link to a great food option for your ratties from our friends at Ember of Passion Rattery http://

 

Recommended Commercial foods

(these are ONLY recommendations based on personal use, I do not endorse specific products. These are my personal likes and dislikes)

Kay-tee Forti-diet Pro Health Mouse/Rat food

Oxbow Essentials Rat Food

Mazuri Rat and Mouse Diet

LM Farm Rat and Mouse Diet

Tropical Carnival Rat Food - good to mix in with a staple diet

Carefresh Complete

 

Commercial Foods that do not meet MY requirements

Great Choice Mouse and Rat food - I do not like feeding this food to my rats due to the high amounts of corn in the product. Also there are a lot of seeds, which are high in fat. Also alfalfa is a top ingredient, which is indigestible for rats.

Kaytee Fiesta - This food also has a very high amount of nuts and seeds in it. Not something that should be a staple diet

Kaytee Supreme - This is a seed and corn based diet. Not what a staple rat diet should be. 



These are certain food formulas that I recommend if you are buying in larger quantities.

Mazuri Rodent 6F - This is a good pellet for all life stages of rats. Can be purchased in 25# and 50# bags.

Native Earth 18% 4018 - This is a consumer product (which is the same as Harlan Tekland). This is a very good diet for all life stages. Can be purchased in 40# bags

Lab Diet 5001 - A good diet for all life stages. This is a specialty diet you can sometimes find in high end pet stores. It can be purchased in 50# bags or broken down by the store.