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Um i dont know maybe they can eat the seeds? I dont know for sure. Anyone think they could eat the seeds? It might have no nutrition value to them, heck i dont know. :D
 

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Mmm, pumpkin seeds have lots of yummy-value, especially for humans with a little brown sugar sprinkled over the top and then baked...

I'd bet they're just fine for ratties, but in moderation- they're a seed, and so pretty fatty if they have too much.

Also, a recipe I just found called for cooked, cut up peices of pumpkin for rats, so I'm sure that if you cooked it, they'd love it!
 

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Ya so just maybe give them a pumpkin seed as a rare treat :D

So for the pumpkin pieces how would you cook them? Boil? Bake?????????
Just curious.
 

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Bake the pumpkin seeds. They're also good salted. :)
 

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i think it would be pretty interesting to cut out a hole in the side of the pumpkin big enough for the rats to crawl in to and then just let them go to town.
Probably make a pretty big mess though.
 

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I had planned on letting the boys *carve* a pumpkin.. then we left them back home :oops: I can imagine it would be very messy and that you would end up with very orange rats, of course you would have to tell them to say out of the pumpkin or else they wouldn't go near it...

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I've never heard anything for or against raw pumpkins.

However, and once again I'm just guessing, I wonder if the raw seeds would have the same problem that raw peanuts/soynuts would have? You aren't supposed to feed your rats those.

I bet they don't as the seeds aren't nuts/beans like the other two.
 

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I gave my rats some small pieces of raw pumpkin and they both loved it. We also roasted the seeds (primarily for human consumption) and gave each of the rats one and they devoured them.
 

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Right after I made my post, I read where Night mentioned that she gave her rats raw pumpkin seeds occasionally. As I'm sure she wouldn't be doing it if it hurt her rats, it sounds like it's ok to do.
 

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Forensic said:
Bake the pumpkin seeds. They're also good salted. :)
Forensic, your boys are SOO cute in their "costumes" LOL
 
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