How long do Rats live?

Introduction: The Rat Life Cycle Before we answer the question of how long does a rat live, it is first necessary to make clear that not all rats are the same. There are distinct subspecies amongst the rat species, with each one having a different average life expectancy. Moreover, it is important to distinguish between […]

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How to take care of a baby rat?

Introduction: Baby Rats So you have found a small, lonely rat baby left alone. You want to help it survive, thrive and prosper. Perhaps you’ve had rat pets previously – or you simply have a soft spot for helpless animals. You need not worry. This is the definitive article in taking care of baby rodents. […]

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Are Rats Nocturnal?

Introduction: The Rat Rats are medium sized, long-tailed rodents originating in Asia. They are distinct from mice, easily recognized by their relatively bigger size. There are many different subspecies, such as the Norway rat (Rattus norvegcus) or the roof rat (Rattus rattus). Their populations can expand exponentially – if unchecked, one pair can produce six […]

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Homemade Rat Shampoo

Rats are normally clean animals, after all, think of how much time during a 24 hour period that they spend grooming! But every now and then, our ratties need an actual bath. To learn more about bathing you rats, check out my video HERE. Since having made that video, I have quit using Johnson & […]

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Aniston’s Rat Car Seat

Back when my long haired dachshund, Cayman, was a puppy, I received a little pet car seat to put him in when we were driving to and from our puppy classes at Petco. He outgrew the car seat before we started our obedience classes, but I hung onto it. It was such a nice doggie car seat! […]

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Ratty Playground Inspiration

After writing about creating an enriched environment for our ratties, it got me thinking about my own rats and how I can make time outside the cage more fun. I had been eying these huge parrot gyms and thought how awesome they would be for rats. So I started compiling the photos I liked best […]

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Q&A: Cage Cleaning

In case you didn’t already know, you can email me your questions to askratwhisperer@gmail.com. I’d love to answer them here on my blog and if there is something I don’t know, I would be happy to find out 🙂 My first Q&A comes from Deanna who writes: “Hello! I found your awesome ratty blog from […]

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Ratty Dig Box

Rats are intelligent animals that need to keep their minds working and enrichment activities to stimulate them. Digging comes naturally to rats and many people have made dig boxes for their pet rats. I have seen a lot of dig boxes posted throughout the web and the instructions in which to make them state to […]

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Top 4 Rat Toys

Rats are very playful especially if you own a female rate they tend to be much more playful and will not always sit on your laps as you may wish, on the other hand male rates tend to be big and not much playful as female ones. But both male and female rats are very […]

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Top 4 Rat Harnesses

A rat harness is a cord or a strap that is used for restraining or guiding the rat inside a room, cage or even outdoors. It is very popular among researchers who use rats as guinea pigs in their laboratories. The rat harnesses are also popular with people who rear rodents as pets. If you […]

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