• 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.

  • October 10, 2014

    Find Out If a Rat Is the Right Pet for You

    For many people, rats are great pets: small, social, friendly and intelligent. But they're not for everyone. Ask yourself these eight important questions before getting a pet rat.

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