Beans?

Discussion in 'Diet' started by Roxymachado, Jan 5, 2018.

Help Support Rat Shack Forum by donating using the link above.
  1. Jan 5, 2018 #1

    Roxymachado

    Roxymachado

    Roxymachado

    Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can rattles eat beans(like garbanzo beans, and lima beans, or black eyed peas)? I read somewhere that beans are not ok. But I'm not sure it That's dried beans, or what. My friend gives her boys garbanzo beans and they love them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2018 #2

    Imjessiegee

    Imjessiegee

    Imjessiegee

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    NULL
    I’ve read that they can be fed, but NOT raw. Raw is bad for them, so they need to be cooked first. I’ve fed them chickpeas from a tin because they’ve been cooked first. However, from a bag they need to be soaked and cooked before being fed to your rats. So yes, only cooked can be fed to your rats not raw.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2018 #3

    SQ

    SQ

    SQ

    Senior Member - Vegan for the animals

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    16,824
    Likes Received:
    614
    Location:
    New Brunswick Canada
    cooked is ok ....... just not too many as rats need low protein
    Beans and legumes etc are very healthy

    Mine loved cooked chickpeas and they also enjoy it when I make veg soup with beans, split peas etc (no added salt, etc)
     
  4. Jan 9, 2018 #4

    jorats

    jorats

    jorats

    Not So Much Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    45,101
    Likes Received:
    1,712
    Location:
    Northeastern Ontario
    Yep, what SQ wrote. As a treat.
     

Share This Page