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Fedding Fresh Food 

I feed fresh food to all of my rats 3 to 4 times a week. It provides them with variety, extra nutrients, vitamins and minerals! I still feed my grain mix on the days I feed fresh foods but I add a little less to their bowls.

I always try to include a wide variety of ingredients (you can find great recipes here RECIPES) but I base all of my meals on a mix of:

- Fresh Greens and Vegetables

- Protein

- Carbs

- A Little Healthy Fat

- Fruits (I add in occasionally and in small amounts as it is higher in sugar content.)

Examples of ingredients:

Green and Vegetables

  • Dandelion

  • Kale

  • Bok Choi

  • Micro Greens

  • Mint

  • Parsley

  • Watercress

  • Rainbow Chard

  • Mustard Greens

  • Broccoli

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Cucumber

  • Tomato

  • Zuchinni

  • Carrots

  • Sprouted Seeds and Grains

  • Pumpkin

  • Snap Peas

Protein

  • Chicken

  • Sardines (packed in water or tomato sauce)

  • Shrimp (cooked)

  • Salmon

  • Eggs

  • Lentils

  • Beans (cooked only, canned ok)

  • Garbanzo Beans

  • Peas

  • Tofu (in moderation)

  • Mussels

  • Oysters

  • Non Dairy Yogurt (nut based)

  • Kefir (no sugar added)

Carbohydrates

  • Baked Sweet Potato

  • Baked Potato

  • Brown Rice

  • Couscous

  • Whole Wheat Pasta

  • Corn

  • Oats (soaked overnight or sprouted)

Fats

  • Avocado (meat only)

  • Flaxseeds

  • Sunflower Seed

  • Coconut (Shredded Meat or Oil)

  • Dried Mealworms

  • Olive Oil

  • Cod Liver Oil

Fruits

  • Apples

  • Blueberries

  • Bananas

  • Plums

  • Pears

  • Papaya

  • Strawberries

Extras (can be sprinkled on a few times a week)

  • Chia Seeds

  • Kelp Powder

  • Flaxseed Powder