How Long Can Rats Survive without Water

How Long Can Rats Survive without Water? 1 month or More?

The essentiality of water to every living organism cannot be denied. It helps prevent dehydration, aids with food digestion regulates body temperature and gets rid of toxins from the body. So, like you, your pet rat needs to drink water too. So, how long can rats go without water? Not more than two weeks! If…

How Long Can Rats survive without Food?

How Long Can Rats survive without Food?

Rats are hardy creatures and thrive well even in extreme conditions but can rats live without food? The answer is Yes! They actually can go longer without drinking water than they would without consuming meals. How Long Can Rats survive without Food? Yes! Rats can go without food source for a week or more depending…

Can Rats Live Without a Tail? How Long?

Can Rats Live Without a Tail? How Long? SEE HERE!

Wondering; Can Rats Live Without a Tail? First looking at a rat will make you wonder why they have tails in the first place. It doesn’t look as pretty as the rest of the body. It’s hairless, ugly, long, and unneeded in my opinion. However, the rat’s tail has evolved over the years to become…

Can Rats Hop

Can Rats Hop, Jump or Run? LEARN MORE

In the wild, rats will live in burrows up to 3 meters deep but when the first frosts sets in and food becomes scarce, they can be forced to leave their residence and seek a warmer, better nesting site. If you see rats or mice nesting by and there is an entry point to your…

Can Rats eat Rats, Baby Rats, or Dead Rats?

Can Rats eat Rats, Baby Rats, or Dead Rats?

Cannibalism in rodents is not uncommon. Since rats are scavengers, they will consume corpses of deceased rats so the smell doesn’t attract predators to their nest or colony, as well as to ration nutrients when food is difficult to find. Wild rats are typically scavengers but are also predators (especially of insects, smaller mammals, and…

Are Cane Rats Dangerous

Are Cane Rats Dangerous to My Garden, Humans?

The Cane rat is a large specie of rat mainly from West Africa where it is viewed both as pest, food source and as a farm animal. Are Cane Rats Dangerous? Cane rats are dangerous to crops only. They can eat grass in gardens, corn, cassava, plants, and sometimes fruits and bark of trees. What…

ferret nation vs critter nation for chinchilla

Ferret Nation vs Critter Nation for Rats, chinchilla etc

You may want to get either of these two products and ask, what exactly is the difference? The bar spacing for the Ferret Nation is 1” and Critter Nation is ½”, the Critter Nation has horizontal bars that are great for climbing critters and Ferret Nation features bars in addition to the larger bar spacing…

Best Cages for Baby Rats

[Cheap &] Best Cages for Baby Rats [2, 4, 8 or More]

Need recommendations on the best cages for baby rats for the most value? You’re in the right place! Top 3 Baby rat cages for the money Where to Buy 1) Midwest Critter Nation Double Unit With Stand BUY IT NOW 2) Prevue Hendryx Black Feisty Ferret Cage BUY IT NOW 3) Prevue Hendryx Earthtone Dusted…

Best Rat Cages for 4 Rats

Cheap [&] 5 Best Rat Cages for 4 Rats

2, 3, or 4? No matter the number, rats are social animals and are best kept in pairs. Rats needs attention and all the care they can get. Before adopting a pet rat, ensure there is first a secure and comfortable habitat waiting for him. We recommend housing your rodent in the best rat cages…

Best Rat Cages for 2 Rats

What is the Best Rat Cages For 2 Rats

Today, in this article, we shall be looking at the best rat cage for 2 rats you can buy this year. Because there are many top rat cages available in the market, we have handpicked some of the highest quality yet cheap rat cage for two rats that fits your needs. PRODUCT RATINGS SIZE Midwest…

Best Rat Cages for the money

5 [Cheap &] Best Rat Cages for the Money

Pet rats are beginner-friendly pets because they’re cute, small and fairly easy to care for. Like any pet, however, rats have unique requirements for housing and buying cheap rat cages might not be the best option. Aside feeding your pet rats healthy diet, you also need to ensure you provide the best rat cage for…

How to Socialize a Rat

List of Rat Forum in the UK & US

Before just taking someone’s word as fact, because they say ‘owned rats’ as their ‘source’ try looking up the information for yourself and double check so called ‘facts’ of what other people say. There are plenty of people out there who have owned or currently own rats, but it doesn’t mean they know what they’re…

Rat Bedding Options

Rat Bedding Options – RECOMMENDED BY EXPERTS!

Recommended Rat Bedding Options I use Fleece for bedding, which gets washed with the laundry once a week. Fleece is also nice because you don’t have to continuously buy more (cuts down on monthly cost), however some people have found that fleece can hold in smells even after washing (washing with vinegar rather than detergent…

Are Rats Smart Animals

Are Rats Smart Animals? – FIND OUT

Rats are incredibly intelligent, can learn their names, many learn to come when called, and some will become litter box trained, or learn other tricks. They are very social and will love to be with you. If given a proper diet, love and amount of time to free range (that is to mean time outside…

Male or Female Rats as Pets

Should I Get Male or Female Rats as Pets? – Yes/No?

Male or Female Rats as Pets As for whether males or females make a better pet… This is really a difficult thing to answer! Males are messier, require more space (about 2.5 cubic feet per rat), and smell more (note that rat owners who have had males say this is hardly ever an issue). If…

Are Rats Clean Pets

Are Rats Clean Pets? Find Out!

Rats are actually very clean animals, and if you keep their cage clean, this is rarely if ever an issue. Bathing them too frequently can actually irritate their skin. Are Rats Clean Pets? If you ever need to bathe your rats (which should only be if they are overly smelly, or get into something messy),…

Costs of Owning a Rat

The Costs of Owning a Rat – LEARN MORE

The Costs of Owning a Rat I have two females and a male rat at home, and spend approximately $30 on essentials (food, bedding) over the course of about 3 months. It was $105 to be able to neuter the male in order to be placed with the females without the risk of babies. A…

Rat Aquarium vs Cages

Rat Aquarium vs Cages – Which Setup is Best?

They need a wire cage, not an aquarium, as tanks end up being too small, can trap odors and be toxic, and are really more of a hassle in the long run. Rat Aquarium Setup vs Cages Rats need a minimum of 2 – 2.5 cubic feet per rat (more for males) and you can…

Rat Aggression Toward Other Rats

Rat Aggression Toward Other Rats/Humans – A Dominant Behavior/Abnormal?

Rat Aggression Toward Other Rats If they are from the same litter, or have already been introduced from the place of purchase/adoption, you shouldn’t have any problems with fighting amongst rats. Sometimes males will go through testosterone driven ‘phases’ at several months of age, though this rarely turns out to be a problem, and generally…

How to Socialize a Rat

How to Socialize a Rat/Mice – BEGINNER’S GUIDE

If you are introducing a new rat to old rats, please follow proper quarantine and introduction procedures. Most rats can be introduced without any problem, so long as you do a proper intro. How to Socialize a Rat/Mice If you just toss your rats in together, you could very easily end up with a severely…

How Many Rats Should I Get

How Many Rats Should I Get? 2,3 or More?

It used to be common to keep only one rat as a pet, but this was before more information was known on exactly how social rats are. In this case, quantity most definitely has an effect on quality of rats, and it is essential that you have at least two rats. ALSO SEE: Can Rats…

Can Rats Eat Avocado, Pits, Skin? – FIND OUT!

Rats are not picky eaters and will eat any fruit, vegetables, or tissue flesh they find in the wild. This is so because they aren’t sure where their next meal might come from. Do rats eat avocados? Well, yes, they do. In addition, rats consume lots of fruit to spice their diet up, especially in…

Best Rat Cages for 2 Rats

Savic Royal Suite 95 Review – A Perfect Double Rat Cage?

Looking for Savic Royal Suite reviews to read online before making that purchase? You’re in the right place! The Savic royal suite 95 cage comes with step-by-step instructions for assembling the cage and set up is simple too. This is a good product, with a hardware nickel. Cleaning the cage is extremely facilitated by the…

rats mites home remedy

Mites on Rats Home Remedy – Safe & Works Wonders!

Mites and lice on pet rats are hard to get rid of. Even harder when you lack the appropriate tool or medications. Both mites and lice can become immune to medicinal or chemical treatments, requiring a change in the formula when drug-resistant specimens are present on furred rats. A mice and lice infestation breakout in…

Rat Tumor Removal Cost

Rat Tumor Removal Cost?+ 3 HOME REMEDY FIX!

Rat tumor removal costs depend on the Vet attending to your pet. Since every Vet charges a different price, you’ll need to ask them. Mammary tumors in rats are a common phenomenon in domesticated rats. When my favorite rat grew a large lump under her chin that we were sure was cancerous. After much thought…

African Soft Fur Rats Care Sheet

African Soft Fur Rats Care Sheet – Do they Make Good Pets?

Multimammate mice, also known as African Soft Rats or Natal rats, are small, rat-like rodents from SA (South Africa). As their name suggests, these cute rodents have extra-soft fur as compared to most other rodent species. Today, we share with you, the African soft fur rats’ care sheet! But let’s learn a bit about their…

why do rats play dead

Can/Do Rats Play Dead? For How Long? – Find Out!

In the wild, the predators of rats are many, including large birds, such as owls, crows, eagles, snakes, and cats. These are similar predators of the related opossum, famous for slumping over and “playing dead” to discourage any larger animal from killing and eating them. So, do rats play dead? Yes! “Playing dead,” also known…

Do Rats eat Snails and Slugs

Do Rats Eat Snails and Slugs in UK & Australia? – Learn More

Did you find tons of snail shells in your garden? Are holes punched into the side and the snail’s body is missing? Do these holes appear to be caused by some teeth? Or did you catch a critter running off with a snail in its mouth and wondering – Can rats eat snails? Find out…

Can Rats Eat Yogurt Treats? [Vanilla, Plain, Gerber]

Can Rats Eat Yogurt Treats? [Vanilla, Plain, Gerber] – Learn More

Yes, rats can eat yogurt safely. However, you should avoid feeding too much yogurt to your pet rats, because they’re quite sensitive to diary and lactose products. When sick, I give my girls yogurt if they need to take some medicine (don’t mix it with doxycycline, but other meds are usually fine with it). Otherwise,…

Do Rats Eat Acorns and Squash

Do Rats Eat Acorns, Squash? & How to Control Them

Yes, rats eat acorns, as do mice and other rodents. As each year passes, more Americans continually move to the southern side of the state. The warm sunny days, beautiful trees, green spaces, and outdoor patio restaurants present multiple options for residents to enjoy spending time exploring different parts of these cities. You love the…

Are Essential Oils Bad for Rats? What To Be Aware Of

There is a lot of debate surrounding the use of essential oils around pets. Some people swear by them, while others believe they can harm animals. So, are essential oils bad for rats? In this blog post, we will look at the evidence and see what the experts say.   Are essential oils bad for…

Can Rats Eat Quiche? You Will Be Surprised

There are many debates about what is and isn’t edible in the culinary world. For example, can rats eat Quiche? Some people say that rats are omnivores and can eat anything, while others believe that Quiche is a dish only meant for humans. In this blog post, we will explore the debate about whether or…

Can rats drink tea? The surprising answer is YES!

Many people think that rats are dirty animals that will eat and drink anything. But that’s not true! Rats are very clean animals and only eat and drink things that are good for them. So, can rats drink tea? The answer might surprise you…   Can rats drink tea?   Rats are very clean animals….

Everything You Need to Know About Sleeping With Your Rat

Rats are one of the best sleepover buddies you could ask for. But before you snuggle up with your furry friend, there are a few things you should know. In this blog post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about sleeping with your rat, from what to expect to how to keep both of…

Can you use Rat Poop as Fertilizer? You Will Be Surprised

Yes, you can use rat poop as fertilizer! Rat poop is excellent for your garden or crops because it contains high nitrogen and phosphorus, essential plant nutrients. Rat poop also has a lower carbon level than other animal manure, so it’s less likely to burn your plants.   Can you use rat poop as a…

Do Rats Kill Other Rats? The Surprising Answer

Ever since I was a little boy, rats have fascinated me. I had a pet rat when I was growing up, and I even considered becoming a professional rodent handler at one point. (Yes, that’s a thing!) These days, I’m still interested in rats, but from a more academic perspective. I like to study their…

Are Rats Always Hungry? You Will Be Surprised

A lot of people think that rats are always hungry. After all, they’re constantly raiding our garbage cans and stealing our food. Well, as it turns out, that’s not the case. Instead, rats are only “always hungry” because we make it that way.   Are rats always hungry?   Contrary to popular belief, rats are…

Can you use a Bird Cage for Rats? The Surprising Answer

The answer is maybe. It depends on the cage and the size of the rat. Some smaller cages might work for tiny rats, but as a general rule, bird cages are not ideal for rats. Here’s why.   Can you use a Bird Cage for Rats?   Rats are active creatures that need space to…

Can you use Dawn Dish Soap for bathing and cleaning Rats?

I’m often asked if it’s okay to use Dawn dish soap to bathe and clean pet rats. The answer is a resounding yes! Dawn is safe for rats and an effective way to get rid of any dirt, grime, or oil buildup on their fur. This blog post will explain how to bathe your rat…

Can Rats Be Trained? The Surprising Answer

Rats are often seen as dirty, disease-carrying pests. But did you know that these furry little creatures are pretty intelligent? Rats are highly trainable animals and can learn various tricks and tasks. Keep reading to learn more about rat training and some tricks your rat could remember.   Can Rats be trained?   Rats are…

Can rats perform tricks? The answer may surprise you

Rat enthusiasts in the United States may be interested to know that rats can be trained to perform tricks. For those of us who are not as familiar with rats, this may come as a surprise. But the truth is, rats are intelligent creatures that can be taught various things.   Can rats perform tricks?…

Can You Walk Rats? You Will Be Surprised

Many think rats are dirty, disease-ridden creatures that should be avoided at all costs. However, there is a growing community of rat enthusiasts who believe that these creatures make lovely pets. If you’re thinking of getting a rat as a pet, you might be wondering if it’s possible to walk them like you would a…