Our Mix

THE GEMS MIX

This is the mix all of our rats eat here at Pacific Gems Rattery! I love making my own mix and it’s based on the Shunamite diet from Isamu Rats. With the help from Alison Campbell I was able to adapt the Shunamite Diet with ingredients found in the US. I also feed my rats fresh food 3 to 4 times a week. You can find information of feeding fresh food here FEEDING FRESH FOODS. 

The rats are thriving on it, have beautiful shiny coats and there’s never one bit of the mix left when I check the next day. It is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and it’s kidney friendly! It gives variety and lots of enrichment.

I cannot emphasize enough that if you are interested in rat nutrition you should definitely purchase the book The Scuttling Gourmet by Alison Campbell. It’s a must read if you want to develop your own mix and to understand the rat’s different dietary needs throughout their life stages. You can find the book here https://shunamiterats.co.uk/services/

All of my mixes are a complete diet without the need to add any vitamins or minerals. I have the following mixes available for purchase in the STORE.

 

BASIC MIX 16% Protein 6% Fat

GROWING/NURSING MOM MIX 19% Protein 9% Fat

HARLEY/LOW PROTEIN MIX 14% Protein 6% Fat

SENIOR MIX 15% Protein 6% Fat

GRAIN/LEGUME MIX

9 GRAIN ROLLED MIX

CAVALOR MUESLI MIX

TOPPER MIX 

My mix is based on:

60% Grains (Straight and processed)

20% Lab Blocks (Envigo/Teklad, Mazuri, Oxbow, Science Selective)

10% Protein (Dog kibble, dried fish, dried worms)

5% Dehydrated Vegetables

5% Oily seeds

INGREDIENTS IN MY MIX

Sugar Free Cereal

Vegetable Pasta Spirals

Rolled 9 Grain Cereal

Horse Muesli

Flaked Peas

Flaked Corn

High Quality Fish dog food (Core Wellness, Innova, Cannidae)

Dried Worms/Dried Fish

STRAIGHT GRAIN/LEGUMES MIX

Milo

Red Quinoa

Emmer

Einkorn

Barley Flaked

Spelt

Rye

Kamut

Wild Rice Blend

Red Lentils

Mung Dal

OILY SEEDS MIX

Sesame

Flaxseed

Sunflower

Hemp

EXTRAS

Dried porcini mushrooms

Shredded non sugar coconut

Freeze dried green lipped mussels

Currants

Goji berries

Dried bananas

Rice crackers

Cashews

Dried Minced Garlic

Bee Pollen

Kelp Granules

Dehydrated Salmon Skin 

FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

-Nursing moms and babies up to 4 months - free feeding (food should be available at all times. Refill their bowls daily to the rim)

-Adults and Senior rats - 15g to 20g per rat. 

There is no set rule on the exact amount to be fed but 15g is a good starting point. Keep a close eye on your rats and if they are loosing weight increase the amount and if they are getting too chubby than decrease the amount. I feed all of my rats at night and don't top off their bowl until the next feeding. 

© 2020 by Pacific Gems Rattery.  

Located in San Diego, CA

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