My catz have been known to nosh on pepper plants. I’ve moved the shelves so they can’t get to them.
I keep my tomato and pepper seedlings in the garage on cold nights. I had a mouse attack last year that wiped out a whole tray. Liberal applications of ‘mousicide’ (traps) stopped that. I have only just started stuff in the past week though so I will probably just keep them outside except on the coldest nights.
The mice even ate the superhot seedlings. I guess either mice didn’t notice, didn’t care, liked hot stuff or the pepper plants didn’t have their mojo yet.