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rat gnawing material You can buy responsible rodent material for your sweet rats easily and quickly at DRD Knaagdierwinkel®

Rats have a natural need to gnaw. This is because rats are rodents and have continuously growing incisors. It is therefore necessary for Rats to be able to gnaw on something to wear down their teeth. If rats have too few opportunities to wear down their teeth, the teeth can become too long or grow crooked, with all the consequences that entails.

Gnawing wood is used by rodents to wear down their teeth. Because rodents' teeth are always growing, they need to be gnawed regularly so that they do not grow too long and crooked.

Some Rats gnaw wood very actively and others not at all. On the one hand it is a matter of taste, but on the other hand it is a matter of need. If a Rat has no need to gnaw because its teeth are kept in good length through food, hay or other nibbles, it will gnaw less on wood. It is good to always provide natural gnawing wood so that the animals can always gnaw when they need to gnaw.

How fast do rodents and rabbits grow teeth?

Mice : About 0.3 millimeters per day
Hamsters : About 0.3 millimeters per day
Gerbils : About 0.4 millimeters per day
Rats : About 0.5 millimeters per day
Guinea pigs : About 2 to 3 millimeters per week
Rabbits : About 2 to 3 millimeters per week
Chinchillas : About 1.5 millimeters per week
Degus : About 1.5 millimeters per week

Do rats need gnawing wood?

The herb harvest branches in particular are very nice as gnawing material. The animals can wear their teeth on the branches and also receive healthy nutrients. Take the chamomile harvest for example, which, in addition to being fun to nibble on, will also have a soothing and calming effect on the animals. The leaves are beautiful to carry around. Give your rats a different flavor every time and keep surprising the animals!

Does gnawing material help prevent problem behavior in rats?

As soon as the rats attack the hammock, you know it's time for gnawing material! Much problem behavior is caused by a lack of gnawing material and boredom. Therefore, alternate the supply of gnawing material so that it does not get into a rut. The same piece of wood every day gets boring, but one day a piece of wood from the apple and the next day a nibble roll brings a bit more challenge.

If the animals gnaw at a certain place in the enclosure, hang a piece of gnawing material there in the form of a toy. As soon as the animals want to gnaw on that spot, they will become distracted by the toy and will start working on it.

How often can you give rats gnawing wood in snack form?

Gnawing material that has been enriched with treats is very tasty and attractive to the animals. However, don't give this too often. Provide mainly natural unenriched gnawing material and alternate this once a week or two weeks with gnawing material that has been enriched with something tasty. This way it remains fun and healthy for the animals!

How do you check the teeth of Rats?

It is important to regularly check the teeth of all rodents and rabbits. Because the teeth always continue to grow, it is vital that they wear regularly and straight. The image below shows what rodent teeth look like.

The most common indication of problems is weight loss in the animals. As soon as problems arise with the teeth, it hurts and the animals can no longer eat properly. They will enthusiastically tackle food but then not eat it. It can also happen that animals start to drool, keep their mouths open or eat foreign materials that are, for example, softer than their own food. Always be alert to such signals. Prevention is always better than remedy!

Are gnawing stones and limestones bad for Rats?

We do not sell these because of the possible negative effect on health. The animals receive all the necessary minerals through a balanced diet. It is therefore not necessary to supplement this with limestone.

What are healthy gnawing stones for rats?

Fortunately, there are now many healthy chewing stones and materials available for rats that are safe and health-promoting. In addition to natural wood, many healthy gnawing stones are made from vegetable products without sugar additions.

An Overview of Our Gnawing Wood Varieties

  1. Linden: Loved for its smooth texture and taste, Linden provides a pleasant chewing experience for Rats. Linden wood is known for its soft and light texture. It offers a mild gnawing sensation, making it suitable for all rodents and rabbits that prefer softer materials. Basswood has a light and mild flavor, making it attractive to animals without a strong preference.

  2. Willow: With its crispy bark and juicy interior, Willow is a favorite choice for Rats that like to actively gnaw. Willow wood has a crispy bark and a soft core. It provides a varied texture that the animals can appreciate. Willow wood has a natural and light taste, which makes it attractive to gnawing rats.

  3. Hazelnut: Hazelnut gnawing wood combines strength with flavor, making it a sustainable and tasty choice for your gnawing friends. Hazelnut wood has a firm texture. It offers good resistance for Rats that like to actively gnaw. Hazelnut wood has a characteristic taste that Rats can appreciate.

  4. Apple: Apple wood is a popular choice as a gnawing material for rats. Applewood generally has a medium texture. It offers satisfactory resistance to gnawing, which is ideal for animals that like to actively grind their teeth. In addition, apple wood has a mild and pleasant taste. This subtle flavor can arouse Rats' curiosity, making them eager to gnaw on the wood.
  5. Birch: Birch's light and airy character makes it a versatile choice, perfect for Rats with different gnawing preferences. Birch wood has a light and airy texture. It is suitable for animals that prefer slightly less dense materials. Birch wood has a mild flavor, making it a versatile choice for a variety of Rats.

  6. Coffeewood : Coffeewood, made from coffee plants and generally has a soft and smooth texture which is very interesting to Rats. The taste of Coffeewood is a natural, earthy taste. Rats can certainly appreciate this taste while gnawing. Coffeewood is also known for its durability, it lasts a long time as a chewing material.
  7. Beech: With its sturdy structure, Beech offers a long-lasting chewing challenge for Rats that like to be challenged. Beech wood has a sturdy and durable texture. It offers long-lasting gnawing pleasure and is suitable for animals that like a challenge. Beech wood has a neutral taste, which makes it attractive to animals without a clear preference.

  8. Wood and Branches of Herbs: For animals that like a tasty variety, wood and branches of herbs offer a combination of gnawing pleasure and aroma.

How do you use gnawing wood for rats?

  1. Placement in the enclosure: Simply place the gnawing wood in your animals' enclosure. They will instinctively nibble on it when the need to gnaw arises.

  2. Durability: Gnawing wood lasts a long time and does not need to be replaced every time the enclosure is cleaned. Only wet gnawing wood must be removed to prevent mold formation.

Gnawing wood from the garden or picking outside?

We strongly advise against picking wood from the garden or outside. Our gnawing wood is harvested and cleaned under protected conditions, making it free from possible parasites and contaminants that can occur in nature. Using our carefully selected gnawing wood ensures a safe and healthy gnawing experience for your animals.

Order Now and Let Your Rats Enjoy Natural Gnawing Fun!

Give your Rats the gifts of nature with our diverse range of gnawing wood. Order today and watch your Rats enjoy the gnawing adventure!

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