Updated: Mar 30
This warm mix can be given weekly as a treat or more often for weight gain or for sick rats.
Here's what you need to make the mix:
Veggies (kale, spinach, peas, corn, broccoli, etc) Eggs Dried Herb Mix** (recipe below) 18% Teklad Lab Block Powder Coconut Oil Seeds (sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, almonds)
How to prepare:
- add some coconut oil to a pan and sauté the veggies - Beat 4-6 eggs together, add about a handful of the dried herb mix and add it all to the sautéed vegetables - Here’s the veggies and egg mix - Add about 3-4 tablespoons of the powdered Lab Block mix to the eggs and veggies - Cook the mix until the eggs are done (about 5-8 minutes on medium heat) and you’re done! - let it cool and before serving sprinkle some seeds over the mixture.
Store any leftovers in the fridge. It will last for 4 days. If you only have a couple of rats you can cut this recipe in half.
LAB BLOCK POWDER - add 1 cup of Teklad 18% Lab Block to a blender - mix it until it becomes a fine powder - store it in a air tight container for up to 2 months.
DRY HERB MIX
I have a lot of rats so I buy all my dry herbs in bulk. If you want to buy just a small quantity of herbs at a time you can use this mix from My Safe Bird Store - https://www.mysafebirdstore.com/product.cgi?group=596&product=34430
My homemade dry herb mix:
Dill Milk Thistle Dandelion Lavender Chickweed Barley Grass Parsley Cinnamon Oregano Peppermint Basil Eucalyptus Pau D’arco Edelberry Garlic Flakes Red Clover Barberry Astralagus Echinacea
I buy all of these herbs in bulk from Frontier Co-op on Amazon. Just mix all of the herbs together and keep it in an air tight large container. Other uses for the mix:
- sprinkle a handful over their bedding when doing cage cleaning and adding new bedding. The bedding will smell great and the rats love foraging for the herbs. - buy a small 4” stoneware dish and fill it with the herb mix and keep in the rats cage for free feeding. They will nibble and eat the herbs as they please.