Rat and Mouse Food

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  1. beeman

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    We went through a pallet {tonne} of the stuff last october and never again
    the waste was to great
     
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    Hi GARTHNFAY

    The use of meat meal in feeds (apart from ruminant feeds) here in Australia is still permitted as there have never (to the best of my knowledge) been any issues with mad cow's disease. Is there any reason in particular that you are trying to steer clear of it? - it's actually a pretty good source of protein and subsequent amino acids.

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    Bugger hay oowww well I fined it good but I'm not going through a tonne of it LOL ;) But will now have a look at what you use and see if I can get it here

    Anyway here is some rat info http://ratguide.com/care/nutrition/diet.php


    Cheers Lewy
     
  4. FAY

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    Hi Franco,
    We are not staying clear of it. This is what Garth was told by the head nutritionlist (sp.) at Ridleys that make Barastock. Maybe just their excuse for not making a complete food.

    We have noticed that it has been taken out of rodent food,chicken crumble and chicken pellets.
     
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    its only a good source of protien because it is so cheap and there is not many products it can go in to
     
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    sweet my mate works there ill go and have a chat with him
     
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    I use the 20kg bags of Barastock for $35.50.
    It works ok, but i always supplement them with lots of other things-- Fresh fruit and veg, a wild bird seed mix, a quality dog biscuit and chook pellets for extra calcium.
    I also find that there is about 1-1.5kg of powder at the bottom of the bag which is annoying.
     
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    yeah but i have noticed lately i ma having little time to chop veg up, been doign really well wiht the fresh corn though they love the stuff and spinach
     
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    cockroaches and crickets love it
     
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    Thats exactly what i do with it :p
     
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    my roaches wont touch it
     
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    Vella rat and mouse cubes $29.95 20kg and this does have animal protien and a warning to DO NOT FEED TO SHEEP CATTLE GOATS or OTHER RUMINANTS this product is for feeding rats and mice for more detailed info www.thevellagroup.com.au my rats and mice keep having good amounts of off spring but we also give fresh fruit/veg the kids left over vegamite toast , wild bird seed mix and puppy kibble on alternate days
     
  13. MrBredli

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    Are you sure? I feed my roaches on rodent pellets (and dust) and they love it. The only other thing i add is carrots and they breed like crazy.
     
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    $19.95 not the other
     
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    As well as the Norco Rat and Mouse pellets I give fresh fruit and veg and occasionally sunflower seeds and mealworms... they love it...
     
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    hi i use gordons food as well hardly any dust . i think it has fish ingredients in it
     
  17. FAY

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    Barastock (where we get it from) seems to have a price rise every couple of months.Anyone else notice this?
     
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    The prices with Barastock have gone up in the last few months. I'm not a big fan of the compositional changes that they've made to the diet either - as said in a previous post there is far too much wastage and a massive amount of dust at the bottom of every bag!
     
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    Supplier> Joseph Mercieca Grain and stock foods Erskine Park road, type is Vella stock foods 20 K Rat and Mouse> price is > $ 17.80
     
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