A-Z of safe Fruits, Beans and Vegetables

Discuss what your rats eat. From general diet, food brands, eating problems and treat foods.
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Post by Jemma » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:14 pm

Yep chives are fine, mine get them occasionally. I tend to feed the greener part of the chive though. They also like chive flowers if you have a plant
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Post by taz89 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:27 pm

oh great thankyou, yeah i.ve got them in my garden. :) x

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Post by KarlyKorpse » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:17 pm

Yay -Loves this list- :love:
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Post by Brix » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:08 am

Very good list!! I just wanted to ask if giving my sweeties a root called - Topinambur (Helianthus tuberosus) - is okay? :halo:
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Post by acapae_wolf » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:49 pm

Brix wrote:Very good list!! I just wanted to ask if giving my sweeties a root called - Topinambur (Helianthus tuberosus) - is okay? :halo:
That's a Jerusalem artichoke - they're fine for rats :) General rule of thumb is that if it's safe for people it is for rats too.
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Post by DVDeMm » Sat May 22, 2010 11:28 am

What about Rhubarb? I have been given a load from a friends garden. I'd like to give them a bit raw but don't know if that's any good?

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Post by acapae_wolf » Sat May 22, 2010 12:40 pm

DVDeMm wrote:What about Rhubarb? I have been given a load from a friends garden. I'd like to give them a bit raw but don't know if that's any good?
As with people, only feed the stem and not the leaves. And don't give them the rooty end of the stem either as the roots are laxatives :lol: I only mention that as I give the rooty end of the stem of leeks to mine. But raw it is safe, if a little bitter :)
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Post by DVDeMm » Sun May 23, 2010 1:13 am

Thank you! However, my Nan has come along and taken it all to make me a Rhubard crumble! Problem solved, the rats will have to have some Kale instead lol.

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Post by ShinyRainbow » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:03 pm

Some foods are listed as how you can give them to the rats. One thing that is missing is advice on the Aduki beans - I just bought some and tried feeding them my ratties after boiling but they weren't keen... do I need to soak before boiling?

The Scuttling Gourmet says that you can feed Aduki beans sprouted, raw, canned or boiled, but has anyone actually tried this?
Also, Mung beans are missing from the list (which apparently can be given sprouted, raw, canned or boiled).
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Post by msmara » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:48 am

could we sticky this? because it would answer a lot of questions which new topics are started for. Just an idea :D
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Post by malude » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:15 am

msmara wrote:could we sticky this? because it would answer a lot of questions which new topics are started for. Just an idea :D

There's a link to it in Feeding FAQ section
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Post by kell74 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:40 pm

thanks this is great, was just wondering if there was somewere that had the full list and wham found it :)

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Post by kell74 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:42 pm

also i think i read on the site somewhere that they can have Fennel? hope so coz i just got them some but as yet have not givin them any..does it need to be cooked or anything first?

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Post by Phaedra » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:14 am

Just wondering if it would be fine for me to use this list to print off & use in a class I'm teaching? It's so far the most effective list I've found, myself I only feed a fraction of what is listed at any given time, purely due to availability, so this is quite valuable.
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Post by acapae_wolf » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:28 am

Yep, go for it :)
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