Pumpkins are high in sugar, and if their intake is not regulated, they may be responsible for rapid weight gain and other illnesses like diabetes. Pumpkins are generally good for rats, provided they are fed in the right amounts.
Rats are not always picky eaters, and most love nibbling on pumpkins. However, some rats might not take an interest in pumpkins at all.
Rats love nibbling on pumpkin fruits, especially those with exposed flesh. Besides rats, other rodents like squirrels and chipmunks often salivate when they see cut pumpkins and will be tempted to step on your porch for a taste sample.