I was going to buy my boys some parrot fruit/seed mix from the store where I work as an occasional. Then I noticed that there were some dried hot peppers in the mix. And I started thinking, is it ok to give them hot peppers? I'm more afraid they would get capsaicin on their hands and rub their eyes than anything else. Has anyone ever given their rats hot peppers? I not sure theyd eat them but chances are good they'll atleast touch them.