How To Take Care Of Pet Rats For Beginners - RatCentral

I keep rats as pets, and help people take care of them properly. Thank you.
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This is certainly an in depth hub about how to properly care for pet rats. I would not be tempted to have them as pets as I prefer dogs and cats, but if they make people happy then it is good. UUI votes and will pin this to my animals board on Pinterest.
a short guide to rat care and keeping rats as pets. Covering feeding rats, rat cages, choosing a rat, and rat behavior.
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Rats and mice, although looking very similar except for size, cannot be housed with each other or other species of rodents. Rats can learn to get along with other family pets such as dogs and cats, but care should be given when introducing them. Don’t stress your pets by trying to get them to get along if they are clearly frightened. Any time spent together should always be supervised. There are many instances where a rat and a dog or cat are the best of friends. Mice on the other hand are too easy for most cats to grab for a snack and, therefore, should not be put together. How to Care for a Pet Rat in 11 Steps - I would love to have rats! I used to
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The information and links provided here are by no means meant to replace that of a qualified veterinarian trained in the care of pet rats. Please consult with a vet if you think your rat shows signs of illness or injury.When your rat is outside of its cage prepare the area first by . Do not involve your rat in activities that will scare him. You can lose its trust and rats will sometimes bite when scared. Be sure that other pets that may harm your rat are securely put away before out of the cage playing or training.Of course these are only blanket statements. Some females are very laid back and some males are as active as any female. Either way you will still have a charming, intelligent, endearing pet. Once you arrive home with your new furry friend be sure to take it slow so that the rat will not be stressed out. Let the rat get used to his new environment and then begin offering him treats and handling him carefully. Some rats are shyer than others, but with time and patience your new rat will come to know and trust you.Once a person understands that rats and mice bite rarely and then out of fear and not anger, and learns how easy it is to handle and care for them, master and pet are about to begin a most delightful relationship. Occasionally a mother protecting her babies, fingers poked in through the wire, or fingers that smell like food are about the only instances when a rat may bite. Remembering these things and taking precautions such as washing your hands before reaching in for your pet and being careful around a mother rat will ensure a safe experience.As urban sprawl continues to limit the necessary space needed to keep dogs and cats, rats and mice as pets are gradually emerging as an ideal substitute. Easy to keep, with minimal space and care requirements, they provide all the pleasure and satisfaction of a warm, cuddly, intelligent, and friendly pet companion. They are also very inexpensive to obtain along with the required accessories needed to make them happy.When treated with gentle care, domesticated rats are clean, docile, cuddly, and easily trained. In general, rats don't bite unless frightened. Their larger size makes them better pets for children than hamsters or mice.