I feed my girls organic baby food everyday, about half a jar. They also get grain mix and senior dog food everyday. But they don't get that much fresh fruits or veggies. Is it ok, for their health, to mostly just have babyfood for their fruit/ veggie source?
:: Bleu Cheese - the mould in it is toxic to rats
:: Carbonated Beverages - rats cannot burp, so the gas can cause severe discomfort.
:: Green Bananas - inhibits starch-digesting enzymes
:: Green Potato Skin and Eyes - contain solanine, a toxin.
:: Licorice - suspected to cause neurological poisoning in a rat.
:: Orange Juice - forbidden for male rats only, d-limonene in the skin oil, which gets into the orange juice during squeezing, can cause kidney damage and kidney cancer due to a protein that only male rats have in their kidneys. Pieces of the orange fruit are okay if you wash the orange-skin oil off of it after peeling it.
:: Raw Artichokes - inhibits protein digestion.
:: Raw Bulk Tofu or Meat- can contain bacteria, packaged raw tofu is safe.
:: Raw Dry Beans or Peanuts - contains antinutrients that destroy vitamin A and enzymes needed to digest protein and starches and causes red blood cells to clump.
:: Raw Red Cabbage and Brussel Sprouts - contains antinutrient that destroys thiamin.
:: Raw Sweet Potato - contains compounds that form cyanide in the stomach.
:: Rhubarb - contains high levels of oxalates.
:: Sticky foods such as Peanut Butter, some Candy, and Dried Fruits - poses a choking hazard. Peanut butter can be "cut" with jam or honey to make it more liquid, and reduce the possibility of choking.
:: Wild Insects - can carry internal parasites and diseases.
Foods to be Cautious Of:
:: Dried Corn - can contain high levels of fungal contaminates which has been shown to cause liver cancer in rats.
:: Mashed Potatos - Choking hazard due to the pasty texture (recommended due to personal experience).
:: Avocado Pear - Be very careful when feeding avo to rats - avoid the area by the seed/stone and the dark green bits by the skin.