Safe and Hazardous foods for Rats ( Extensive List )

By Small Furries - May 07, 2019




Always refer back to a list of safe foods every time you are trying out something new and remember that these foods should only make up 20% of their diet! 




HAZARDOUS FOODS


Poisonous


Raw Beans
Green Bananas
Raw Potato
Dried Sweetcorn (grows fungal mold inside)
Large amounts of Chocolate
Soft Drinks (rats can not burp)
Sweets
Caffeine
Citrus Fruit and Mango (females only, contains D-limonene which is dangerous to males )
Fatty Meats 
Fluorinated and/or Chlorinated Water
Alcohol

Choking Hazards


Peanut Butter
Mashed Potato
Small Animal Bones



✔️SAFE FOODS


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Vegetables
Fruits
Berries
Mushrooms
Herbs
Flowers
Nuts

Meats/Bones
Offal
Eggs
Fish
Fish eggs/Roe
Crustaceans
Live invertebrate
Tinned Creatures
Milks
Other drinks
Oils



🍅VEGETABLES


Aduki beans (sprouted, raw, canned or boiled)
Asparagus
Aubergine/Eggplant (bitter when raw)
Avocado (no Skin or Seed)
Bamboo shoots
Bean Sprouts
Beetroot
Bok Choy/Pak Choi
Board Beans (canned or boiled)
Broccoli
Brussles sprouts (cooked)
Butternut Squash (raw or cooked)
Cannellini beans (canned or boiled)
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chick peas (roasted, sprouted, canned, boiled)
Chicory
Clover leaf
Coconut
Collard greens
Courgette/Zucchini (bitter when raw)
Cress
Cucumber
Dandelion leaves
Endive (in moderation)
Fennel
French beans (cooked)
Gala
Garlic(raw and cooked)
Globe artichoke
Green beans (cooked)
Haricot beans (canned or cooked)
Jerusalem artichoke
Kale
Kohlrabi
Kidney beans (canned or boiled)
Leek (cooked)
Lentils (raw, cooked, sprouted)
Lettuce (no real nutritional benefits apart from water content)
Mange tout
Marrow (more palatable when cooked)
Mung beans (spouted, raw, canned, boiled)
Okra
Olive
Onion (raw or cooked)
Parsnips (more palatable when cooked)
Peas
Peppers
Potato (white potato is safe raw but remove any skin that appears green and remove eyes, can be a choking hazard if mashed)
Pumpkin
Radish
Red Cabbage
Red onion
Rocket
Runner bean (cooked)
Savoy cabbage
Shallot
Soya Beans (canned, boiled or fermented)
Spring greens
Spring onion
Spinach ( in moderation )

Swede
Sweet chestnuts (cooked)
Sweetcorn (fresh, frozen, on the cob, canned)
Sweet peppers
Sugar snap pea
Swiss Chard
Turnip
Water chestnut
Watercress



🍌FRUIT 


Apple (remove seeds)
Apricots (no stone)
Banana
Cantaloupe
Cherries (no stone)
Chocolate pudding fruit (no stones)
Damsons (no stone )
Dates (no stone)
Figs (no seeds)
Grapes (red and green)
Kiwi
Melon 

Mango (females only)
Nectarines (no stone)
Honeydew Melon
Passion fruit
Peach (no stone)
Pears
Physalis
Papaya
Pineapple
Plums (no stone)
Pomegranate
Prickly pear (peel first)
Prunes (no stone)
Raisins
Tomato (all varieties)
Watermelon
Oranges (females only )
Grapefruit (peeled & washed)



🍓BERRIES 


Bill berry
Blueberries
Blackberries
Cranberries
Loganberries (leaves are safe)
Raspberries
Strawberries
Elderberries
Goji berries
Gooseberry
Hawthorn
Juniper
Mountain ash



🍄MUSHROOMS


Button mushrooms
Chestnut mushrooms
Lion Mane/bears tooth
Aborted entoloma
Shaped puffball
Blewit
Velvet foot
Shaggy manes
Pink/meadow bottoms
Brown honey/Strumper
Hen of woods
Oyster
Chicken of woods
Reddening lepiota
Deer/fawn
Chicken foot
Woodears
Gilled bolete
King bolete
Green quilted russula
Purple Gilled laccaria
Angel wings
Red cracked bolete
Orange latex milky
Man on horseback
Sweet tooth
Shaggy parasol
Lobster mushroom
Black trumpets
Pheasant backs
Late fall oysters




🌿HERBS (raw and cooked)


Basil
Parsley
Dill
Coriander
Sage
Tarragon
Saffron (very expensive)
Echinacea/Purple Cone Flower
Dandelion (flower and leaves)
Mint
Thyme
Oregano
Chervil
Chives
Rosemary




🌸EDIBLE FLOWERS  (beware of pesticides best to grow your own)


Apple blossoms
Basil flowers
Biennial Clary flowers
Busy Lizzie
Cape jasmine
Carnations
Coriander flowers
Cornflowers
Courgette flowers
Dandelion flowers
Dill flowers
Echinacea flowers
Evening primrose flowers
Feijoa sellowiana flowers
Fennel flowers
Fuchsia flowers
Gladiolus flowers
Hibiscus blossoms
Hollyhock flowers
Hyssop flowers
Japanese basil flowers
Lavender flowers
Lemon balm flowers
Lilac flowers
Marigold flowers
Marrow flowers
Mint flowers
Bergamot flowers
Mooli radish flowers
Nasturtium leaves and flowers
Spring onion flower
Oregano flowers
Ornamental Kale flowers
Pansy flowers
Vegetable pea flowers
Pumpkin flowers
Purple radish flowers
Rocket flowers
Rose flowers
Rosemary flowers
Sage flowers
Salsify flowers
Scented pelargonium flowers
Squash flowers
Strawberry flowers
Sunflower flowers
Sweet cicely flowers
Sweet mace flowers
Sweet Marjoram flowers
Sweet rocket flowers
Viola flowers
Yucca flowers




🥜NUTS


Walnut
Brazil nut
Hazelnut
Peanut (roasted only)
Cashew
Pecan
Macadamia
Tiger nut (actually a root)




🥩MEATS and BONES (freeze before feeding if feeding raw)


Bison
Carabao
Cattle
Water buffalo
Yak
Alpaca
Llama
Camel
Goat
Rabbit
Kangaroo
Sheep
Pig
Moose
Deer
Elk
Chicken
Duck
Goose
Turkey
Quail
Partridge
Pheasant
Pigeon
Grouse
Guineafowl
Ostrich
Alligator
Crocodile




❤️OFFAL (freeze before feeding if feeding raw)


Heart
Lungs
Kidneys
Liver
Eye
Tendons




🥚EGGS


Ant
Fish
Chicken
Duck
Turkey
Quail
Ostrich
Emu




🐟FISH freeze before feeding if feeding raw)


Bass
Black cod/Sablefish
Blowfish
Bluefish
Bombay duck
Bream
Brill
Butter fish
Catfish
Cod
Dogfish
Dorade
Eel
Flounder
Grouper
Haddock
Halibut
Herring
Ilish
John Dory
Kingfish
Lamprey
Lingcod
Mackerel
Mahi Mahi
Monkfish
Mullet
Orange roughy
Patagonian toothfish
Pike
Pollock
Pomfret
Pompano
Sablefish
Salmon
Sanddab
Sardine
Sea bass
Shad
Skate
Snakehead
Snapper
Sole
Sturgeon
Surimi
Swordfish
Tilapia
Tilefish
Trout
Tuna
Turbot
Wahoo
Whitefish
Whiting


FISH EGGS/ROE (roe can be given raw)

Caviar (sturgeon roe)
Ikura (salmon roe)
Kazunoko (herring roe)
Lumpfish roe
Masago (capelin roe)
Shad roe
Tobiko (flying-fish roe)




🦀CRUSTACEANS


Dungeness crab
Mud crab
Sand crab
King crab
Snow crab
Crayfish
Lobster
American lobster
Rock lobster
Spiny lobster
Red lobster
Shrimp/Prawns




🐙MOLLUSCS (cooked or raw)


Cockle
Conch
Cuttlefish
Loco
Mussel
Octopus
Oyster
Periwinkle
Scallop
Squid





🐛LIVE INVERTEBRATE (farmed insects marketed for reptiles only, wild insects can be harmful)


Bloodworms
Butterworms
Chapulines
Calciworms
Cockroaches
Crickets
Earthworms
Fruit beetle grubs
Grass hopper
Hornworms
Locusts
Maguey worms
Mealworms
Morioworms
Silkworms




🐌TINNED CREATURES (available marketed for reptiles)


Snails
Caterpillars
River shrimp




🐜CREATURES DRIED


Ants
Bloodworms
Cockroaches
Crickets
Earthworms
Grass hopper
Locusts
Mealworms
Morioworms
Scorpion (venom is killed in drying process)




🥛MILKS


Skimmed coconut milk
Coconut milk
Rice Milk
Oat milk
Hemp milk
Hazelnut Milk
Almond milk
Brazil nut milk
Soya Milk
Cows milk
Puppy milk
Goat milk
Sheep milk
Camel milk
Elk milk
Peanut milk
Barley milk
Spelt milk
Lupin milk
Pea milk
Chia milk
Flax milk
Quinoa milk
Sesame milk
Sunflower milk




OTHER DRINKS  (to be given in moderation)


Camomile tea
Echinacea tea
Coconut water


OILS

Olive 

Vegetable
Salmon
Cod
Calamari
Coconut
Linseed


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