Blueberries are a very popular fruit for humans because of their many health benefits.
Some of the benefits include help with eyesight, aid with weight loss struggles, anticancer properties and other health benefits. Therefore humans often eat blueberries because they taste great and are good for their health for the most part.
However this doesn’t answer the question can rats eat blueberries safely or not.
The answer to that question is YES rats can eat blueberries and it can actually help them remember things. In addition blueberries have some anticancer properties that can help assist the health of rats.
It is important to incorporate veggies and fruits into your rats diet to keep them happy and healthy. However it is important to note to limit the amount that is in their diet. Their diet should not consist of more than 20% from fruits and vegetables.
A rats diet needs to consist of dry foods as well such as lab-blocks and should not include cat or dog kibbles.
As well it should not include hamster or rabbit food as it is not formulated for the nutritional needs of a rat.
So when it comes to blueberries do only give them a little bit as a treat and for their health as this fruit does contain sugar and too much is bad for their health as well.
Make sure you wash the blueberries and cut them up to avoid the risk of them being a choking hazard.
As well make sure to give them a balanced diet. Rats do not overeat so you don’t need to worry about that if you try and give them too much food but you need to make sure you give them the right food.