Can Rats Eat Pears?

Pet rats are not known for being particularly picky eaters, and will at least taste nearly anything that you give to them. However, part of being a rat owner is being aware of which foods are safe for them to eat and which should be avoided at all costs.

So what about pears? Can rats eat pears?

Yes, absolutely!

Pears, along with most other fruits, are a great snack to give to your pet rat from time to time. It’s best to feed them to your rats in moderation, however, because rats can have sensitive digestive systems and all of the sugars in fruit can be overwhelming in high quantities.

Also, only give your rats the fruit and never the leaves from the plant. The leaves from fruit trees can often contain poisons that can cause skin irritations and kidney damage in rats.

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