SAFE TO EAT COMPILATION
Note that this list is a guideline for Rats only!
For other rodents, please consult a local resource.
This list is by no means fully extensive, and there are lots of other foods that your rats can eat as well. These are just a few examples!
Ratopedia also has a list of safe foods (in swedish).
Isamu Rats Care has this list (in english).
Leafy greens can be fed often without worry about weight gain. As long as your rats eat all their regular food, greens can be fed.
Below are some examples of leaves and herbs that are safe and usually popular with rats. Especially when fed fresh.
Feeding herbs also has the added benefit of making your rats smell nice and clean!
For growing rittens this can be increased, decreasing as the rats grow older.
It is beneficial for rats to have some animal sourced protein in their diet, as they are omnivores. This is especially important for rats that are still growing.
As rats grow older (especially bucks) too much protein in their diet can impact their kidneys. Protein in fresh food should be slightly reduced to help alleviate this.
Chick Peas (Cooked)
Chicken Bones (Cooked)
As long as your rats eat all their regular food, vegetables can be fed.
Below are some safe and yummy vegetables for your rats to crunch on!
Potato (Cooked, Remove Peel)
FRUITS & BERRIES
Banana (Fully ripe)
Cherries (Remove seeds)
Kiwi (In moderation, Remove peel)
Pear (Remove seeds)
Plums (Remove seeds)