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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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can rats eat salted foods?

hiie im not sure if rats can eat salted foods like chips, crackers, fries or anything else with salt on it, so please let me know thankss
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 02:57 PM
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Definitely a no no, Rats shouldn't have people food, especially (no offence) Junk food.

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No.Do not feed your rats anything salty,spicy or sugary.


They CAN have some "people" foods though,like veggies and whatnot.I give mine abit of bread or non-salted crackers or rice...things like that they can have.

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well i know they can have good human food like fruits and veges and such and i didnt mean junkkk food that'll make them fat i just ment if im eating like salted peanuts r they allowed some or no? what would happen if they had salted foods?
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keep it in moderation....If you want to give them a salted peanut then leave it at that for awhile.
I have to admit that I give my rats some "salted" food but it is VERY moderated. My butters got a french fry the other night from mcdonalds....He got just a piece of one and he hasn't one one in MONTHS if you know what I mean.


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Giving your rat a salted peanut every one in a while will not kill him or make him sick, but they are definitely not good for him. He will be just as enthusiastic about a healthier treat, like carrot or some cheerios, so I would just stick with that.

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My boys loooove baby carrots! Those are a healthy snack and they look so cute when they hold them with their little hands. They are adorable and ratty sized.



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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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you both made really good points, thank you so much!!
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I avoid salted foods.
I admit I have given mine a piece of cookie or something for special occassions...but it shouldn't be all the time.Too much sugar,salt or spice isn't good for them.But peanust are very fattening for rats and I would also give them unsalted or roasted,instead of a salted one.

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