hi, im brogan, 16 years old. i have 3 female fancy rats and a dog :)
tbh, there are SO many things your "not supposed to feed your pets"
like your not "supposed" to feed you dog chocolate.
My dog is 16 years old...and over the years i have given her ALOT of chocolate!
every peice i have i share with her... its done her NO harm at all.
shes a perfectly healthy 16 year old collie cross.
I have had pet rats in the house ever since i can remember...
MY rats (which are my full responsibility, no help from parents, cleaning out feeding etc.)
I feed my rats everything.
everything i eat, they get a share.
including chocolate and sweets and fruit and vegetables and pasta ... EVERYTHING.
the only thing i have found that my rats do not eat is lettuce (for some reason they dont like it)
but they are 1 and a half years old now (nearly 2) and they are perfectly healthy! :)
i am only speaking from my life experience...but although all these scientists or people online say you shouldnt feed your rats chocolate...i do, they love it! and they are perfectly healthy...no health issues at all!
i would say, as long as your rat is getting a balanced diet (good rat food, fruit veges etc) then giving them chocolate is NO PROBLEM.
as long as thats not the only thing their eating, it cant do any harm.
just like people = everything in moderation.
if you want to give them chocolate, and are worried about giving them normal stuff, there is actual rat chocolate treats you can buy from the pet store. it will keep them happy but youll be sure your not hurting them :)
:)hope i helped..