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How to Pick a Healthy Rat

Having worked in animal retail myself (unfortunately) I can tell you first person that it is very important to know the signs of a healthy animal whenever you decide to get any pet. In general, pets in pet stores or even the ones up for adoption are usually not kept in the best of conditions. Limited space, impacted cages, lack of attention to both the animals independently and the care of their environments, curious kids tapping on cages to make ...

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Who to Take Home? Male and Female Rats

Now that we have everything you need for your ratty- how do you actually choose one (or two or five) to take home with you? Of course there are an infinite number of colors, ear styles, and sizes but personality, health and gender are more pressing issues to consider before appearance.

First important decision- males or females? As I’ve stated multiple times now, a rat shouldn’t fly solo- they need interaction with other rats. With the assumption that you will ...

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Rat Cages

Rat Cages

One of the first questions that a new rat owner has is what do we keep it in? Do we buy a cage? Build one? Let it run free? Here are a few guidelines to get you on the right track.

If you decide to go the easy way and buy a cage, make sure you know what you are looking for. There are so many styles and designs to choose from, that when you do go shopping it gets intimidating. ...

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