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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