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I've always wondered. When I would first give rats Peanuts, they instantly know to crack the shell off and eat the seed inside. How? Is it just instinct?
 

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Good question and I don't really know lol. Mine will only eat the center out of green peas, so I end up with a bunch of green pea skins laying all over the place lol.
 

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I wager it's because the shell isn't very tasty or smells as good as the stuff inside the shell...=)
 

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Yeah I'd agree with Chunker, the shells must not be tasty but they smell the tasty nut/seed inside. My boys refuse to eat apple skin, I'll give them a bit of apple with the skin attached, and later I'll find apple skin with every last bit of flesh removed. :p Same with roasted sweet potato and tomatoes.
 

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how do they know not to poop outside the cage? how do they do any of the incredible things they know? their intelligence shocks me repeatedly!
 
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