Recipes for your Pet Fancy Rat
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Rattie Recipes and Treat Ideas
For a fun treat for your ratties take a nut, like a Hazel Nut or a Pecan and crack it just a little. Give it to your ratties and watch the fun. Give the ratties at least one per each two ratties in the same cage.
Ratties love Yogurt Treats. I give mine human grade Yogurt Covered Raisins.
A fun and well received treat for ratties is pumpkin pie filling from the can. I serve it one of two ways. I scoop out just about a t-spoon per each two ratties and put it on a piece of paper plate I have cut up. Or if you empty a can of pumpkin pie filling leave a little in the can and the ratties will have much fun licking the can clean and then sleeping in it. Make sure that the can was not opened so that there are shape edges left on the side of the can.
Over my ratties regular feed I add.... In a plastic jar that used to hold fruit but was washed out and dried...I fill it about 1/3 full with Instant Oats, people grade, a handful of small uncooked noodles, a small amount of shelled unsalted sunflower seeds, a small amount of still in the shell unsalted pumpkin shells and then I add what will fit of Cherrio's type cereal. Take and softly shake and turn the jar until well blended. Give a small amount of this every other or every third day over your ratties food. They will love you for it!!
Simply give your ratties a milk bone dog treat....they love them. This is a good gnawing treat for them too.
THIS FUN TREAT IS FROM LAURA
PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH
* 1 cup whole wheat flour
* 1 T. crunchy reduced-fat peanut butter
* 1 T. honey
* 1/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease cookie sheet (or use a spray). I like to use a mini-muffin pan because it makes them little rattie muffins!
Mix all ingredients with a pastry blender. Shape into 1/2" balls and place on cookie sheet. These do not spread so can be placed close together.
Bake 45 minutes; leave in oven until oven cools to dry out and be crunchy.
MAKES APPROXIMATELY 60 1/2" BALLS
A Recipe for Ratties
Thank you Shari!!
Fried Tofu Snack For Ratties
1 tablespoon butter or veggie oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 package firm tofu cut in very small squares
toss together and fry until golden
tiny bit of salt if desired
top with cinnamon if your pets like it, mine do not
Emily's Rat Treats
1/4 cup oat meal
3 tbs water
1 tsp peanut butter
2 tbs + 1 tsp whole wheat flour
A few drops of vanilla [optional]
1. In a small bowl mix water , flour and vanilla.
2. Add oat meal then mix in peanut butter last.
3.Roll and knead the dough in your hands.Next make little balls or take small cookie cutters and make cool shapes.
4.Then get a cookie sheet ready with parchment paper and put cookies on it . And pre - heat your oven to 300 degrees farenheit .
5. When oven comes up to temprature place treats in.They should cook for about 18 minutes.But leave them in the oven until it cools ,this will cause them to be crunchy.
Note: This recipe makes about a dozen and a half. I only have two ratties so if you have lots I would double the recipe.
Sweet Potato Balls - Thank you Alica!!
1 large sweet potato, microwaved until soft
1/2 cup raisins
1 mashed banana
1 cup mixed fresh or frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup diced apples
1 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal, corn flakes or granola cereal.
Mix all together and add enough fruit or vegetable juice to make it form small balls. Freeze balls individually. Defrost and serve.
Alica adds, "My hamsters and gerbils seemed to like them, too. I thought they were pretty good, also."
MY dry food recipe...
Thank you Cindy!!
id=782 align=leftFlat oats(from feed store) or Super Walmart carries a 7 grain cereal that makes a fantastic addition.
1 cup chopped nuts,or peanuts in the shell unsalted
add in about a 1/4 cup of several of the following....
granola rice crispy cereal cheerios,
or vitamin enriched cereal, mine like fruit loops
2 cups of rat or mouse pellets, or a good quality, low protien dog food, raisins,
dried cranberries,any dried fruit., etc
whatever dry goods you have around that the rats might like!
You can also add powdered vitamins, or powdered baby formula, about 1/2 cup, mix well. This is a good mix for dry feeding.
If you mix this with some peanut butter, and add a big scoop.. maybe two tablespoons of the peanut butter, stir very well, mashing it a bit to blend the peanut butter well and add if you want, some parrot seed* ( about 1/2 cup) to hold the entire mix together. You will be able to shape small balls with the mixture, and it also becomes a treat. Keep the small balls in the fridge.
Rat-A-Tat Birthday Cake
Thank you Eimanne!!
Round piece of cardboard
1 apple slice (size depending on how big you want the cake)
About 1 Tbls yogurt (your rats preferred flavor)
Cheerios (amount is up to you)
1 piece of sliced cheese
Decorate cardboard however you like, it will serve as your tray
Place apple slice on the tray
?Frost? apple with yogurt
Arrange cheerios around edge of cake
Cut the cheese in any shape you want, mine is in the shape of a ?T? for Tally
Place cheese in middle of cake and serve!
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Servings: 2-5, A whole rat party!
-- The The Agile Rat Team