Can Rats and Mice Live Together? Can They Live With Other Pet Rodents?
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Can Rats and Mice Live Together? Can They Live With Other Pet Rodents?

Rats and mice are similar creatures, both being rodents and both being popular pets. Pet (fancy) rats are of the classification Rattus Norvegicus – the brown rat while pet mice are Mus Musculus. While they look similar in physical terms (apart from their size), which might make people think that they can live together in…

Do Pet Rats Smell? 5 Tips To Keep A Rat Cage Smell-Free
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Do Pet Rats Smell? 5 Tips To Keep A Rat Cage Smell-Free

One of the first things prospective rat owners want to know is “do rats smell?”. After all, these are animals that have an (undeserved) reputation for being dirty, vermin, or living in sewers. If you’re asking that question then fear not – I have good news. Not only are rats not particularly smelly animals, there…

How to Keep Pet Rats Cool in Summer? 5 Cooling Tips to Try!
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How to Keep Pet Rats Cool in Summer? 5 Cooling Tips to Try!

Summer is upon us in the northern hemisphere – time to get out our lightweight clothes and enjoy the sun! However, while we might enjoy the warmer temperatures, they can cause difficulties for our furry friends, who sometimes need a helping hand to deal with the heat. Our pet rats belong to a species called…

Grooming Pet Rats: Things to Know About Bathing, Nail, Teeth & Ear Care
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Grooming Pet Rats: Things to Know About Bathing, Nail, Teeth & Ear Care

If you’ve owned dogs or cats, you’ll have spent some time grooming them, keeping their fur neat and free of knots, their claws trimmed, and washing out the stink of the interesting dead thing they just rolled in down the park. How does keeping rats compare? Here are some of the key need-to-knows about grooming…

Pet Rat Supplies: Everything You Need to Keep Your Rats Happy & Healthy
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Pet Rat Supplies: Everything You Need to Keep Your Rats Happy & Healthy

Finding somewhere to adopt your new friends is only one part of preparing to own pet rats. You also need to stock up on all the things you need to keep them healthy, happy and comfortable. This post will take you through the key pet rat supplies needed before adopting rats. 1. A Cage Pet…