Do Rats Need a Wheel? What Kind of Wheels Are Safe?
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Do Rats Need a Wheel? What Kind of Wheels Are Safe?

While wheels are not an absolute necessity in your rats’ cage, they’re a great addition for exercise and enrichment. Rats in the wild will run significant distances throughout their lives, and when they can, they’ll run to their full length (extending their bodies) and even bunny hop. Allowing your rats the opportunity to run in…

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…

A List of Safe Woods for Rats and Mice (And Unsafe Woods to Avoid)
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A List of Safe Woods for Rats and Mice (And Unsafe Woods to Avoid)

Branches and wooden toys are a brilliant way to enrich the in-cage life of rats and mice. They’re great for encouraging climbing and clambering around, and offer a really nice range of smells and textures to interact with. They are also good for nibbling and gnawing – and there are few things rats and mice…

Best Rat Toys: 7 Types of Toys to Entertain Your Rats for Hours
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Best Rat Toys: 7 Types of Toys to Entertain Your Rats for Hours

Rats are very curious creatures and love exploring the world around them. It’s not surprising that they also love toys. However, with all the, often quite expensive, options available in pet shops, and the different ideas out there for DIY toys, what are the best types of rat toys to offer? I’ve listed seven of…

How to Entertain Pet Rats: 7 Tips to Enrich Your Rats’ Lives
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How to Entertain Pet Rats: 7 Tips to Enrich Your Rats’ Lives

Rats are immensely curious creatures. They are interested in everything and very intelligent. That makes them awesome pets, but also means they can get bored easily. One of our jobs as rat owners is to keep those little furry brains entertained. Building an Entertaining Rat Cage When we talk about entertaining rats, it’s easy to…