Experts reveal that Connecticut rats are omnivores creatures, it means they can eat any fresh food that they find with ease. They often look for vegetables, fruits, storages, and gardens to enjoy their meals. These rodents can also eat meat, so they are often seen searching for meat food in trash cans. You may also find them eating animal carcasses.
Reports say that Hartford County rats generally love to eat any dairy product and cheese is also included in the list. However, this statement is not true that rats are particularly interested in consuming cheese only. Many people also believe that cheese is the best bait to capture rats and mice in the trap. But the question is that do rats have such a blind love toward cheese, or it is just a misconception.
In order to get the right answer to this question, it is important to study few essential facts about Connecticut rat diet. Research studies show that rats can eat almost anything that comes their way and has rich nutrition value. No doubt that cheese also have rich nutrition content, so these rodents can find it delicious choice for their diet. Note that rats are usually attracted to food items when they can smell them from a great distance. In case if you out a piece of hard cheese to attract rats, it will probably not bring success to your target. But an odor rich blue cheese can do the task with ease. That is why people often try to use fresh blue cheese to attract rats towards the trap.
In case if you have a pet Hartford County rat at home, it is important to know that not all rat types are good for these rodents. You may consider them good for some occasional treats, but before that, it is important to know which cheese varieties can be fed to a rat. The important point is that however, all rats are not intolerant to lactose, but few rats can be. It is noted that few rats enjoy cheese well whereas other suffer from loose stools or diarrhea. Some of the most popular varieties of cheese that rats can enjoy include Appenzeller, Gouda, Red Leicester, Cheddar, Colby, Edam, Gruyere, Emmental. All these cheese types are produced either from goat milk or cow milk, so they are fine for most rats. Whereas cheeses that are not suitable for rats include the soft and chewy versions of this dairy food product. For example, Brie, Feta, and Mozzarella cheese are not suitable for rats.
In short, we can say that it is a complete myth that Connecticut rats are particularly in love with cheese. However, there is no doubt to say that rats eat cheese. In case if you have cheese at home with other food items, there is no specific reason that rats will attack cheese only rather they will enjoy everything that is easily available and is accessible. Still, few homeowners believe that cheese work like best bait in rat traps so you can also try this trick.
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