Rats & Mice
Rats and mice are omnivorous rodents, which eat a range of food including seeds, plant material, insects and even meat. Protein, fats, carbohydrates and fibre all play important roles in their nutrition and must be balanced in the diet. This is best achieved by feeding good quality rat or mouse pellets. Captive adult rodents are prone to obesity, so the quantity of food should be restricted, particularly high fat items like sunflower seeds.
Young rats and mice are fed a high fat, high protein milk to sustain their rapid growth and development. We recommend Wombaroo Dog Milk Replacer for hand rearing orphaned rats & mice, as this product is similar to the nutritional composition of rodent milk. See under resources for information on hand rearing rats and mice. Our other products for rats & mice include hand rearing accessories, healthy treats and dietary supplements.