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Gras lily as a treat?

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Nyn

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Dear all,

As I was looking for nice treats for my rats I came accross a pet website which sells things just for rodents.
They advertised gras lily as a nice plant to keep in the cage as it is absolutely fine for rats to eat this plant.
I have not seen it anywhere else though, and I do have quite a lot of graslily plants in my house which (if they are allowed to have it) would be nice for them.
I know certain herbs are okay (like basil, coriander and parcely), but I have never heard of using gras lily.
Does anybody have experience with this?
This is the website (in English)

Kind regards,

Nynke
 

lilspaz68

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The spider plant (as we call it) isn't toxic in small amounts but I wouldn't give it to them as a treat. Maybe cat grass might be a better option?
 
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SQ

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some people put the end of celery etc into water to regrow it after cutting off the end. Then they give this to the rats as a treat .... in the play area not the cage

I believe that oat grass (often given to cats) is also safe ......... but soil any plants are growing in could be a problem .... potting soil would be dangerous (possibly lethal) and people would likely bake soil to kill any parasites etc thus I doubt it would be good as a growing medium
 

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I have used coconut soil for a dig box which is completely chemical free :) I am pretty sure that is safe. But I won't dare to use the grass lily plant then if none of you are sure it is safe. Thank you for the replies!
 

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