What’s It Like To Own A Rat?

Pet RatYes! Rats will be thought of an unique pet which will make you tremendous-cool amongst all these of us that just have these plain-ole-run-of-the-mill canine or cats. In fact, most pet rats are domesticated from the Norwegian rat (Rattus norvegicus) or the Brown rat. But wait, if that isn’t unique sufficient there are the Dumbo rats (with massive low-set ears) Hairless rats (‘nough said) and one even known as the Devil rat as a result of it has striking red eyes!

Depending on the amount of rats you might have, food needs to be not more than $10-$15 a month. I wouldn’t purchase commercial rat grains, as they aren’t too nutritional and your lovelies are simply going to pick their favourite issues and depart the healthy stuff – which is why I purchase lab blocks. Lab blocks give them every thing they want in a tough block, and I additionally feed them fresh veggies (peas, carrots) or fruits as effectively.

Rats will use a litter tray if you happen to put one in their cages and again it is extremely easy to keep clean as a result of all you have to do is scoop out the clumps of soiled litter after which fill it up again. Some folks don’t even keep their pet rats in cages or different safe environments however choose to let them run freely round their properties. As lengthy as there is a litter tray down and the rat has its own little hideaway, they are very content material little animals to have running free in a house. Obviously, you may not want to let a pet rat run free if you have any cats or terriers and different canines that might harm them.

Not necessarily. Not all pet shops will buy their rats from suppliers like this, although the large chains probably do. I imagine Petsmart and Petco each buy their rats from Rainbow Exotics, a company now notorious as a result of PETA (for those who’re curious, here is the link : not for the squeamish. I do not maintain PETA to be a reliable supply, so I won’t comment on something seen here, but view at your discretion).


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