baby rats
In this article we chart baby rat care and development. We’re covering the time right from the day they're born until they're ready to come home and start a new life in your family. We'll find out what newborn baby rats are like and trace the milestones of their...
rat cage
Today, we’re matchmaking your pet rats with their dream rat cage. Let's compare pet rat cages across all sizes and categories, so that you can pick the perfect one for you. Our Top Ten Rat Cages Here are our top picks for the best rat cages. Click on these links to...
Welcome to our complete guide to pet rat lifespan. Since small pets like rats, mice, and gerbils have shorter lifespans than other animals like dogs and cats, this can be an important subject. Rats make intelligent, affectionate, and playful animal companions. And if you’ve never had a rat before, you...
dumbo rat
Dumbo rats are the same species as other rats, but have large, circular ears that are much lower on their heads than normal rats. From their nose to the end of their tail, they can measure up to 18 inches! They can weigh between 0.5 pounds, and 1.5 pounds, with...
awesome facts about albino rats
The white rat or albino rat is a breed completely lacking the pigment melanin. Albinism is a genetic mutation that occasionally appears in rats and other animals in the wild. This affectionate and intelligent white rat with red eyes has been our beloved pet for centuries. And, few rats are...
rat names
Choosing rat names can be hard! Pet names are a bit of a statement. They can reflect your interests and passions, and even your sense of humor. You don't want your rat to have a boring, everyday name. Or a name that will seem dated or that you might regret...
sick rat
If you’re worried that you have a sick rat, this article has an overview of common rat ailments. Rats are generally healthy animals, and many will go their whole life without ever suffering from major health problems. But there are a number of illnesses and diseases that can affect rats. We’ll...
can rats see in the dark
If you have a pet rat and hear them playing at night, you might be wondering ‘can rats see in the dark?’ In this article, we’ll answer that question for you. We’ll also look at the rat’s natural environment, their diet and predators, and how their night vision - or lack...
can rats eat chocolate
Can rats eat chocolate? Is chocolate poisonous to rats? Do rats like chocolate in the first place? Rat owners often have questions like these about rats and chocolate. After all, chocolate is a delicious treat for humans, so of course we want to share it with our fuzzy little friends - but...
What rat colors are there?
Rat colors come in an amazing array of shades and patterns. But they all follow specific genetic guidelines. Because the laboratory rat, or Rattus Norvegicus, was the first mammal used for laboratory research, the study of the genetics of rats had an early start. The genetic study of the rat has...

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