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Ten Top Tips for Rat Care.

Posted on July 23, 2015 | 0 comments
  • Rats are social animals who need to have at least one rat companion.
  • Cage mates are best introduced between 5 and 9 weeks of age, before they reach maturity.
  • Rats like a cage with plenty of hidey-holes and levels that they can climb up onto.
  • Don't feed your rats treats through their cage bars or they'll get used to biting anything put through the bars like fingers. 
  • Never pick a rat up by his/her tail. Use both hands to scoop the rat up. 
  • Give them a rich environment by putting tubes, paper towels, toys, small branches, rope ladders and anything else that looks fun to climb in, on or over.
  • Feed your rats a good diet and keep unhealthy treats to a minimum. Hide food in different areas around the cage so the rats have to hunt for it.
  • Gently handle your rats on a daily basis and make it a pleasant experience for them. 
  • Rats are more active during the evenings and early mornings ? they will particularly enjoy your attention then. 
  • Be mindful of how sensitive your rats' sense of smell is. Don't over clean your rats' cage with detergents which have an over-powerful smell

Provided by ratcare.com

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