Cared for properly, rats are intelligent pets. Rats are curious, have a good memory, and learn quickly. Once they learn something, they won't forget it. Rats aren't just a tail and eyes.
Rats communicate through high-frequency sounds. Multiple rats are needed. Rats make loving pets for their owners. Rats enjoy being petted, rubbed, and tickled. Rats can groom humans.
Most rats like human contact. They love their owners. Nighttime rats are sometimes active during the day. They're best at night. Rats are silent yet make tiny sounds.
Powder-coated wire cages with strong floors are best for rats. It will be comfy for rat feet and have good airflow. Be quiet. Check for draughts and sun. Provide cage toys. Nestbox. You can use a board boxes or ceramic flowerpot.
Keep rats hydrated. Ceramic dishes are hard to nibble and tip. Rats eat pelleted or block-type meals. Completely formulated. Fresh foods can augment pellets to minimise boredom.
Fruits, vegetables, whole grain pasta, bread, brown rice, and plain yoghurt are good for rats. Occasionally serve low-fat meat, mealworms, cheese, nuts, and almonds. Rats need low-fat, high-fiber food.
Rats can grow to a total length of 14-18 inches, including their lengthy tails. Males tend to be bigger than females, but both sexes weigh anywhere between half a pound and a pound and a half.
Rats are resilient. Rats acquire worms and lice. Rats have respiratory diseases. Rat teeth continually develop. Rats' teeth can overgrow if they don't have enough to gnaw.
Rats are clean, self-grooming animals. If they don't wear down their nails, they may need trims. Rats don't bathe in water. You can help them remove dirt or debris from their fur by rubbing it with a moist towel.