Common Health Problems in Rats – Part 1: Myco, Respiratory Problems & Heart Disease
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Common Health Problems in Rats – Part 1: Myco, Respiratory Problems & Heart Disease

One of the downsides to keeping pet rats is that they are prone to illness. Although it is possible to breed against a lot of rat health problems, this requires expertise, effort, and careful record-keeping. That generally doesn’t happen where rats are being bred en-masse for sale. As a result, many rat owners will see…

Introducing Bioactive and Naturalistic Principles to Your Rat Cage
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Introducing Bioactive and Naturalistic Principles to Your Rat Cage

Creating a safe and interesting cage layout for your rats is relatively straight forward. However, a new movement in pet keeping is challenging whether the way we keep rats – in cages, on shallow substrates and with artificial toys such as wheels – is the healthiest and best way to look after them.  Being able…