Pet Rats

Rats are one of the smartest of over 1700 rodents and have been kept as pets for hundreds of years. They have long bodies, long tails with little or no hair, long pointed noses and are larger than mice. They have poor eyesight but have excellent hearing and a strong sense of smell.

Even though many consider rats dirty animals, they are actually very clean and groom themselves constantly. They are cautious of new things, very intelligent and learn from experience. With enough social interaction rats can share a bond with their owner and make great pets.

Rats As Pets
Rats make wonderful pets. They are inexpensive, love to be held and played with, quiet, and don’t require a lot of space. Rats love children, are very clean, intelligent and loyal pets.

They are very social and do better if kept in pairs. Two pet rats will be much happier than one living alone and two require about the same amount of maintenance as one.

Care Sheet
Everything necessary to properly care for your pet rat.

Food & Diet
The food and diet needed to have a healthy pet.

Cage & Habitat
A guide to the type of home and the maintenance required for your pet rat.

Health & Illness
Information on common health problems and illnesses that could affect your pet rat.

Behavior
A guide to understanding your pet rat’s communication and behavior.

Types of Rats
Information on the most common breeds of pet rats.

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