• October 4, 2009

    What to Do About Wild Rats

    Adapted from the book Wild Neighbors

    Rats are incredibly hardy animals who have never shown any problem adjusting to change. Usually that change is the introduction of a new poison, as humans constantly work harder and harder to exterminate these animals.

  • February 5, 2010

    Welcoming Your New Rat

    The Humane Society of the United States

    When you first bring your rat home, she’s likely to feel stressed by the transition to an unfamiliar environment. She may be away from her littermates for the first time and will be inundated with strange sounds and smells.

  • October 21, 2009

    Rat Housing

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Learn why your rat’s cage is one of the most important investments you’ll make in his quality of life (and why the location of your rat’s cage matters too).

  • October 21, 2009

    Rat Feeding

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Rats are high-energy animals with rapid metabolisms. However, they also have a big sweet tooth and can be prone to obesity, so provide healthy food and treats in moderation.

  • February 5, 2010

    Is a Rat the Right Pet for You?

    The Humane Society of the United States

    For many people, rats are the ideal companion: small, social, friendly and intelligent. Since they’re readily available and inexpensive, it can be tempting to acquire a rat on impulse. But before you dive headlong into a relationship, here are eight important questions to consider.

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