Rats are omnivores which means that they eat both plants and animals. The type of food that a rat eats depends on what is available to them. In the wild rats will eat a variety of fruits vegetables nuts seeds and bugs. If they live near a body of water they may also eat fish or other small aquatic animals. Domestic rats typically eat a diet of commercial rat food pellets which are made from a mixture of plant and animal ingredients. However rats enjoy a variety of foods and their diet should be supplemented with fresh fruits vegetables and nuts to provide them with the nutrients they need.
What do rats eat?
Rats are omnivores so they eat both plants and animals.