Saturday, January 07, 2012

Daily Nutritional Requirement of Rats


I pulverize their tablets and mix it with
their favorite peanut milk chocolate powder candy
(As set by the National Research Council of USA) 

According to research...

Each rat eats = 15g of dry food blocks per day 
1kg of dry food block = can feed 52 – 76 rats 
1 rat = needs 60 calories per day (depending on size) 




MACRONUTRIENTS 
Fat 5% 
Essential fatty acids 0.06% 
Protein: 
For growth and breeding 15% 
For maintenance 5%




MICRONUTRIENTS 

Vitamins 

Vitamin A* (1IU = 0.03 mg)
0.11 – 0.12 mcg (0.37 – 4 IU) 

Vitamin D
13 – 19.2 IU 

Vitamin E (1 IU = 0.67 mg)
0.46 – 0.67 mg (0.69 – 1 IU) 

Thiamin (B1)
0.053 – 0.077 mg 

Riboflavin (B2)
0.05 mg 

Niacin (B3)
0.26 – 0.38 mg 

Pantothenic acid (B5)
0.01 – 0.15 mg 

Pyridoxine (B6)
0.09 – 0.13 mg 

Cyanocobalamine (B12)
0.66 – 0.96 mcg 

(*Vitamin A is toxic to rats in high doses. It may result to hair loss and dry rough skin.)



Minerals 

Calcium
0.066 – 0.96 g 

Phosphorus
0.05 – 0.77 g 

Fluoride
0.013 – 0.019 mg 

Iodine
2 – 2.9 mcg 

Chloride
0.066 0.096 mg 

Iron
0.46 – 0.67 mg 

Copper
0.066 – 0.96 mg 

Magnesium
10.5 – 15.4 mg 

Potassium
0.066 – 0.067 mg 

Manganese
0.066 0.096 mg 

Sulfur
0.039 – 0.058 mg 

Selenium
1.3 – 1.9 mcg 

Zinc
0.16 – 0.23 mg 

Chromium**
3.9 5.8 mcg 

(**According to studies, giving chromium picolinate at 189 mcg/lb daily extends lifespan of rats.) 


Source: Rat Fan Club
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