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Rats like to eat cactus? I have noticed that my cactus has become increasingly gnawed, and I have no idea what can be.

I'm starting to take care of gardens recently and do not know much about it.

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Rodents do eat Opuntia (also known as prickly pear) varieties - not necessarily rats, but other rodents too. You've not said what variety of cactus, but if it is one of the Opuntias, then likely the culprit is a rodent of some sort. Information can be found in this link: Rodents That Eat Prickly Pear Cactus which refers to the States, so you may have your own local rodents which do the same thing.

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  • I'm not sure the variety of the cactus, but I think it is a Cereus hexagonus. Thank your for the response! – Rafael Marques Oct 27 '16 at 20:34
  • I can't find any information on Cereus hexagonus and rodent damage - but if yours fruits, it may be they'd come for those... – Bamboo Oct 27 '16 at 21:09
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Yes, many animals including: Rodents, Rabbits, Cows, Deer and Javelina eat cactus.

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