Environmental Enrichment for Your Rats

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Environmental Enrichment for Your Rats While it may not be a new series of studies, these that I stumbled across recently have definitely sparked my interest! The studies all had the same main focus- to show that changes in an animal’s environment, and the ways in which that animal reacts to those changes, can […]

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Green Mush- Safe or Unsafe?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Green Mush- Safe or Unsafe? One of the more recent scares for our precious ratties, has been in regards to HealthForce Nutritionals’ Green Mush. For those of you who are not familiar with Green Mush, it is is a pesticide free, whole food, green plant based combination used as a high quality, powerful antioxidant […]

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Litter vs Liners Debate

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Litter vs Liners Debate Today, while answering emails from readers, I came across one that I have seen come up quite a bit on the forums I am a member of and thought I would share. Erin of New Orleans writes: Hey there! We are adopting some fur friends this weekend and I’ve been […]

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Q & A- Treating Lice on Baby Rats

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Q & A- Treating Lice on Baby Rats Crystal Lynn wrote me: Hoping you can help because I’m seriously at a loss. I’m going to tell you my issue and please just ask questions if I don’t detail enough….so here is the issue, I know I need to get rid of the bedding I […]

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Q & A- Trust Training

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Q & A- Trust Training In case you didn’t already know, you can email me your questions to [email protected] 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 🙂 This Q&A comes from Yamisi who writes: Hello, My husband […]

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Pet Insurance For Rats- Worth It?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Pet Insurance For Rats- Worth It? Finding an exotic vet that treats pet rats is hard enough, and finding pet insurance for them is even harder! Many first time rat owners have heard how beneficial having pet insurance is for their dogs and cats is and often wonder if the same goes for their […]

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Q&A- Cage Cleaning

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Q&A- Cage Cleaning In case you didn’t already know, you can email me your questions to [email protected] 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 […]

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Bumblefoot Prevention

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bumblefoot Prevention [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Photo credits: http://ratguide.com/health/ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Okay, so this topic came up while I was prowling my fave rat forum. I see more and more post about people worried about their rats getting bumblefoot from uncovered wire mesh cages. Apparently, mesh wire cages are under a huge debate…to cover or not to […]

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Hairless Rat Skin Care

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hairless Rat Skin Care Hairless rats need a bit more special care than your typical furred ratty. For more info on their special needs, you can check out this great post about Hairless Rat Care.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Cassius, another hairless cutie owned by A.ngelF.eathers on RatForum.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]wo of the main ailments of hairless rats […]

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US Breeders/ Ratteries

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] US Breeders/ Ratteries Please note that I am providing this list of breeders/ratteries as a courtesy to those who may be of interest in obtaining a rat with known background, lineage, or a particular variety, such as some of the harder to find types such as Dwarf, Dumbo, Hairless, Harley coat, etc. My hopes […]

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