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What Is A Pet Rat?

Yes, pet rats are small, furry mammals with a tail, but they are also intelligent, engaging companions to their caregivers.

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Rat Agility 101

Temperament, training, equipment: Uncover the basics of pet rat agility to help you decide if you and your rat should give this interesting sport a try.

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16 Common Pet Rat Behaviors

Gnawing, climbing, boggling, and bruxing are all common rat behaviors. Read about these 16 rat behaviors so you know what to expect when you welcome pet rats into your life.

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Your Rat’s Home

Your pet rat’s home must meet several criteria for optimum rat well-being. Choose based on type, accessories, location, and ease of use and cleaning.

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What Do Pet Rats Eat?

What to feed your pet rats is a basic question, and knowing the right answer will help your rats to live longer, healthier lives.

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