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Is it safe for ratties to eat watermelon? My mom just cut up some watermelon and I want to give them a spring treat. It's "seedless". Lack of black seeds but there are the white seeds...
 

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Seedless, yes. I remove all seeds. It's useful when you need to get fluids in your rats. Be mindful of portions.
 

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Watermelon is fine but like most fruit, too much of it can give them diarrhoea
 

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I usually do about one inch pieces at most.



Most seeds contain cyanide. Small enough amounts that don't affect us but can easily affect our pets.
 

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Apple seeds, and the pits of pit fruits like cherries, apricots, peaches, and plums do.
Watermelon seeds do not contain cyanide compounds as far as I'm aware, I wouldn't worry. And I worry about almost everything :p. Even if there is cyanide in them, it would take more than they'd be able to eat to do anything to them.
 

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Apple seeds, and the pits of pit fruits like cherries, apricots, peaches, and plums do.
Watermelon seeds do not contain cyanide compounds as far as I'm aware, I wouldn't worry. And I worry about almost everything :p. Even if there is cyanide in them, it would take more than they'd be able to eat to do anything to them.
Do you know about Kiwi Seeds? D:
 

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This was really helpful! I have a list of fruits and vegetables (from this site actually) that are safe for rats, but I haven't had the time (which I've finally had time to visit the forum again) to look at what I've printed out. XD I'm excited to five my ratties soMe watermelon now! =D
 
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