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Old 03-29-17, 11:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Can my Burm skip a meal?

Hmmm... So should I start to feed medium rats every 8 days or so? the small rats only leave a lump for about 12 hours
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Re: Can my Burm skip a meal?

Hmmm... so should I start feeding a medium rat every 8 days? A small rat only leaves a lump for about 12 hours
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Re: Can my Burm skip a meal?

I would personally leave the feed size at a small rat for the time being. My burm can easily take a large, but we are leaving her at medium for now, even though she barely has a food lump after feeding. Your burm is only about 6 months old. Wait a month and see if she continues to do well with the small, or if she's looking for more food. If she looks for more food, bump her up a size, but wait about 10 days between feedings to see how she does. That's what I would do, personally.
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Re: Can my Burm skip a meal?

I am feeding mine weaned rats at the moment, between 25g and 40g. It leaves a slight bump and he starts acting hungry after 6/7 days. I don't feed him more than once a week. I only have him for about a month, so I am still trying to figure out what works best for an healthy growth rate.

Edit: the terminology here in germany is a bit different when it comes to f/t prey, so I use their weight as a reference. The term "weaned" is probably not correct
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Re: Can my Burm skip a meal?

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I am feeding mine weaned rats at the moment, between 25g and 40g. It leaves a slight bump and he starts acting hungry after 6/7 days. I don't feed him more than once a week. I only have him for about a month, so I am still trying to figure out what works best for an healthy growth rate.

Edit: the terminology here in germany is a bit different when it comes to f/t prey, so I use their weight as a reference. The term "weaned" is probably not correct
The terminology isn't consistent here in the states either. weaned for one company, may be a small rat for another company. I go by weight rather than their size/name, because it makes things more consistent for feedings, especially if I switch vendors that also go by weight instead of size/name.
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