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Do Not Feed These!

Rats can eat the healthy foods you eat for the most part but here is some things you should avoid giving to your rats.

Citrus Fruits or citrus acid- male rats cant have it because of the d-limonene.

Apple seeds- arsenic 

Green bananas 

Raw brussel sprouts - Fine after cooking, though

Green potato

Raw artichokes - inhibits protein digestion

Raw onion - Poisonous!

Raw red cabbage - Fine after cooking

Raw sweet potato- Once again, fine after cooking

Raw Tofu - bacteria that makes them sick!

Moldy veggies. Mold is toxic! Some don't like to fee shrooms because of it.

Avocado seed, skin & leaves - Poisonous!

Never give your little one a try of your soda or beer no carbonation- Rats simply cant burp. Ouch!

Best avoid corn, we all know its bad its all just filler and does nothing for the rats.

Foods To Use In Moderation

Fattening foods. Like any nuts, and peanut butter.
Salty foods. Use very sparingly.
Oily foods. It's not toxic but not good for cholesterol either. It's best just to stay away from it all together.
Fresh corn. It's ok, but use in moderation because it has almost no food value and contains high levels of nitrates.
Veggies with high nitrates ie... Lettuce, beets, celery, collards and spinach, cucumber and radishes.

The Most Complete Poisonous Food List for Rats

This is a list of plants found to be toxic to most species of house animals. While studies have not been done on rats specifically, its wise to avoid these and not tempt fate.

 

Air plant
Amanita
Amaryllis 
American yew
Andromeda
Aralia
Arrow Head Vine
Arum lily 
Autumn crocus
Australian flame tree
Australian Unbrella tree 
Avocado 
Azalea
Balsam pear
Baneberry
Bean Plants: (Castor, horse, fava, broad, glory, scarlet runner, mescal, navy, pregatory) 
Bird of paradise 
Bishop's weed
Black laurel
Black locust
Bleeding heart
Bloodroot
Bluebonnet
Blue-green algae (not including spirulina)
Boxwood
Bracken fern
Broad beans
Broomcorn grass
Buckeye
Buckthorn
Bulb flowers
Burdock
Buttercup
Cacao
Caladium
Calla lily
Camel bush
Candelabra tree
Cardinal
Castor Bean
Chalice vine
Cherry tree
Chinaberry tree
Christmas candle
Clematis
Cocklebur
Coffee
Coffee bean
Coral plant
Coriander
Corncockle
Cotton bush
Cowslip
Coyotillo
Crown of thorns
Cutleaf
Daffodil
Daphne
Datura
Deadly amanita
Death camus
Delphinium
Devil's ivy
Dieffenbachia
Dutchman's breeches
Eggplant
Elderberry
Elephant's ear
English ivy
English yew
Ergot
Euonymus
False hellebore
False hen bane
Flame tree
Felt plant
Firethorn
Four o'clock
Foxglove
Ghostweed
Glottidium
Golden chain
Ground cherry
Johnson grass
Heliotrope
Hemlock
Henbane
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horse bean
Horse chestnut
Horsetail
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Indian licorice
Indian turnip
Inkberry
Iris
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Java bean
Lima bean
Jasmine
Jerusalem cherry
Jimsonweed
Juniper
Kentucky coffee tree
Lantana
Larkspur
Laurel
Leucotho
Lily-of-the-valley
Lobelia
Locoweed
Lords and ladies
Lupine
Malanga
Mandrake
Marijuana
Maternity plant
Mayapple
Meadow saffron
Mescal bean
Mexican breadfruit
Mexican poppy
Milk vetch
Milkweed
Mistletoe
Mock orange
Monkshood
Moonseed
Morning glory
Mountain laurel
Mushrooms
Narcissus
Navy bean
Nettles
Nightshades
Oak
Oleander
Panda plant
Peires
Pencil tree
Periwinkle
Philodendrons
Pigweed
Pikeweed
Poinciana
Poinsettia
Poison ivy
Poison oak
Pokeweed
Potato
Precatory
Privet
Pyracantha
Rain tree
Ranunculus
Rape
Rattlebox
Rattlebush
Red maple
Rhubarb
Rhododendrons
Rosary peas
Sandbox tree
Scarlet runner
Skunk cabbage
Snowdrop
Snow on the mountain
Sorghum grass
Sorrel
Spindle tree
Spurges
Sudan grass
Sweet pea
Tansy ragwort
Tobacco
Thornapple
Vetch
Virginia bower
Virginia creeper
Wattle
White cedar
Wisteria
Yam bean
Yews
Yellow jasmine