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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 14 10:26 pm    Post subject: umm rice fed rat anyone?  Reply with quote    

with recipe suggestions

im not sure that many of us have pure grain fed free range ones but i spose a few of us might:lol:

Rob R



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 14 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It was suggested to me earlier today - do you think there's a market for grassfed vole?

Speaking of which, I got the shock of the year when this chap shot out of the hedge in front of me tonight, if only I'd been quicker with the camera!

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 14 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the romans did dormouse kebabs but judging by owl pellets voles are a bit bony and i recon carving em would be rather fiddly

Rob R



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 14 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm thinking smoothies

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 14 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno how to use them but voles are self seeding on my allotment, I keep digging them up

Andrea



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've often thought about breeding them as animal feed. I certainly seem to be able to grow very large free range ones.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andrea wrote:
I've often thought about breeding them as animal feed. I certainly seem to be able to grow very large free range ones.

I am a little surprised that nobody has tried rat based cat food, or pigeon, or gull...

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've yet to own a cat that'll eat a rat. I'm unsure they taste nice enough.

Andrea



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My cats eat loads Nick, but not fast enough to keep up with production!

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 14 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I guess mine are fussy. Bloody things.

evie2



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 14 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had a Garfield moment with a rat once, our ginger pinched a defrosted one, legged it upstairs and was found sitting on the windowsill with the tail dangling from his mouth. He was purring

Andrea



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 14 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A defrosted one? You'd frozen it? Why?

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 14 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

snakes at a guess

evie2



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 14 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yarp, 'twas for the snake the wild ones he brings home, he never tries to eat, they're just left for humans to clean up or stand on for the bleary eyed

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