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Unsafe Food for Rats

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Toxic foods are poisonous to rats and should be completely avoided.


  • Avocado skin and pit

  • Chocolate

  • Citrus fruits (causes kidney damage)

  • Mango (causes kidney damage)

  • Green potato

  • Fluorinated and/or Chlorinated Water (use only filtered water, never tap water)

  • Green bananas

  • Uncooked/dried beans (contains toxic hemaglutin)

  • Blue cheese

  • Caffeine

  • Dried corn

  • Licorice

  • Raw sweet potato

  • Poppy seeds

  • Raw cabbage

  • Raw brussel sprouts

  • Raw peanuts

  • Rhubarb



Unsafe foods are dangerous to rats because they can cause harm or injury to the animal due to their attributes.


  • Carbonated beverages (rats are unable to burp, so the gas gets trapped)

  • Sticky foods (like peanut butter)

  • Wild insects



Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to rats but should still be avoided because of the negative impact on their health.


  • High-fat foods

  • Sugary foods



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