can rats eat roses

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    latishartzposted 7 years ago

    can rats eat roses

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    Theophanesposted 7 years ago

    Of course rats can eat roses, question is is it good for them? Simple answer is generally no... Unlike people rats procude their own Vitamin C and are subject to overdose if they eat too much of it in their food, which can cause damage to them. Rose hips (and I would guess the rest of the rose!) are very high in vitamin C content. That being said rose hips and rose hip extract has been fed to lab rats in stomach ulcer studies and a few other things... Personally I would not feed rats roses though. Never know what the rose has been into! Could very easily have pesticides or other ungainly substances on or in it...

 
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