Why would you recommend anyone feed their rats soy?

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  1. profile image45
    SocialRatsposted 8 years ago

    Why would you recommend anyone feed their rats soy?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Dangers-of- … n-Children Read it

    Soy compromises the immune system, causes cancer, causes premature sexual maturity, depresses the rats and causes them to be overweight and less active. Just to name a few issues that soy can cause in rats.

    Also a seed mix is fine as long as you only feed them as much as they will eat in a 24 hour period. They will eat their faves at first, but will snack on the rest through the day. I have been soy free for 6 months and my rats were never healthier and cancer free.

  2. patdmania profile image54
    patdmaniaposted 8 years ago

    You seem to know a lot about feeding rats and soy.  I would not feed your rats soy.  Go with what you know.  Unless you want some sick overweight rats.

  3. keepitnatural profile image72
    keepitnaturalposted 8 years ago

    Soy is Genetically Modified in most cases, hence the harmful impact it can have on us & rats.
    A seed diet should be supplemented with some fresh veg. & fruit, they will love a few nuts too! A lab block is a great way to ensure they are getting the necessary nutrients they need.

  4. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Unsaltred soy nuts or beans are ok on ocassion.

    A seed mix is very fatty and not recommended by ANY rat fancier. A high quality rat block is a much better option. It will 100% ensure proper nutrition.

    I too have a hub on the potential dangers of Soy, so there's no need to tell me to read something I am aware of.

    Thanks for the comment. Next time post it on the hub that you initially found that raised your concern or question.

    I had my rats for 3+ years with soy nuts as a part of the homemade diet that they received a few times a week, with rat block the rest of the week, and fresh veggies once a week. They died of age, not cancer or any other illness.


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