Can Rats Eat Tomatoes?

So, you cleaned out your fridge.

Or, perhaps you have a beautiful garden that is providing you with more fruit than you know what to do with.

Yet again, maybe you have a tomato left over from your salad and you just want to see what your ratties think about it.

You stop and think… “But, CAN rats eat tomatoes? Or will it hurt them… Maybe it’s too acidic? Maybe I should wait…” Continue reading Can Rats Eat Tomatoes?

When Can Baby Rats be Weaned and Leave Their Mother for New Homes?

So you have a litter of baby rats, and you just don’t know what to do with them. Most importantly, you don’t know when to take them from the mother rat, wean them, and take over their care. The female rat will eventually become slightly annoyed by her babies, so be sure that she has a place to “escape” to; a place that the babies cannot get to. A high hammock is a good option. You will see her begin to get antsy when the babies begin running around, between 2 and 3 weeks old. So when exactly can you free the doe from her maternity cage, and let the kits fend without their momma? Continue reading When Can Baby Rats be Weaned and Leave Their Mother for New Homes?

Should I Be Worried About the Seoul Virus?

With the recent outbreak of the Seoul Virus among pet rats, rat owners may find themselves overwhelmed with all of the big headlines giving rats just one more strike on their bad reputations. But just how bad is this virus? Should we all panic? My opinion: yes, and no! Continue reading Should I Be Worried About the Seoul Virus?

Can I Feed My Rat Chicken Eggs? Are They Safe?

Rats absolutely love eggs! Eggs are a nutritious food source packed with protein and fats. The rich yolk contains a number of nutrients necessary for  health and growth. However, you MUST be careful with how you feed the eggs to the rats, as well as how much and how often you feed them eggs. Check out our recommendations! Continue reading Can I Feed My Rat Chicken Eggs? Are They Safe?

Rat Training Miracle: What’s a Pee Rock, How Do I Use It?

 

A pee rock is a rock that is sworn by in the world of experienced rat owners, trainers, and breeders. Pee rocks are named as such because they are used to encourage territorial marking and urination. They are placed inside of a rat’s litter box, persuading the rat to use the box instead of the cage. If you haven’t tried the pee rock, you should today! It is one of the most useful tools when training rats to use a litter box. We’ll even show you where to get them! Continue reading Rat Training Miracle: What’s a Pee Rock, How Do I Use It?

The 10 Most Exciting Gifts for Rat Lovers!

The 10 Most Exciting Gifts for Rat Lovers!

Rat owners can be hard to shop for, especially if you don’t know where to look. I have compiled this top 10 list from our holiday store,  provided by the wonderful, secure Amazon Store. I’ve got a deep love for Amazon; I found all of this cool stuff there, but nowhere else! Note: all photos are linked via the Amazon Affiliate Network, therefore you can access the listing directly through the photos. This allows you to easily visit the item on Amazon without having to search for it yourself. Continue reading The 10 Most Exciting Gifts for Rat Lovers!

What Is a Rat Feeder Breeder?




Buying rats can be the best experience in the world; however, it’s all based upon the breeder that you obtain the animals from. A proper breeder will offer healthy, happy animals who will bond wonderfully to their new owners, with exceptional personalities that are not prone to aggression. On the flip side, poor quality breeders like feeder breeders could turn your rat owning experience into one of your worst nightmares. Continue reading What Is a Rat Feeder Breeder?

A Breeder Sold Me Sick Injured Animals: What Do I Do?

A Breeder Sold Me Sick Injured Animals: What Do I Do?

bumble foot in pet fancy rats
this is a guinea pig, but it is exactly the same as rat bumble foot. Very gross, very painful, and very difficult for a rat to go through.

Rat breeders and rescuers make it possible for owners and prospective owners to find ratties to adopt and love. However, not all breeders are created equal. Some breeders are poor quality “feeder breeders.” These breeders do not take care of their animals as they should, significantly increasing the risk of a sickly animal. If you have purchased a sick or injured rat from a poor quality breeder, there are several steps that you can take. Continue reading A Breeder Sold Me Sick Injured Animals: What Do I Do?

How Does a Lone Rat Shut Down an ENTIRE Bakery? Let’s See…

Rat Shuts Down an Entire Bakery after His/Her Personal Brunch

In Bangkok, a lone rat has caused a bakery to shut its doors temporarily! I thought it was adorable watching this rat sample several donuts before scurrying off at the bakery’s expense. Continue reading How Does a Lone Rat Shut Down an ENTIRE Bakery? Let’s See…

How to Teach an Old Pet Rat NEW Tricks!

How to Teach an Old Pet Rat NEW Tricks!


Rats are completely capable of being trained to perform tricks and simple commands. Owners train rats to exercise the rats’ minds and display their intelligence. There are hundreds of tricks, commands, phrases, and games that rats can learn very quickly. The owner must be prepared to spend several hours training the rat to execute particular commands and tricks, much like a dog or any other pet. Rats actually ENJOY learning new things, as they have a need for mental stimulation.

Continue reading How to Teach an Old Pet Rat NEW Tricks!