Baby Outcome: Standard Straight Fur Rat is Bred to a Double Rex Rat?

What Kind of Babies Will I Get If a Standard Hair Rat is Bred to a Hairless or Curly Coated Double Rex Rat?

patchwork hairless rexing rat
This patchwork hairless rat will continue to molt and regrow its hair during its lifetime.

Raising rat babies is always a fun, exciting experiencing, as long as the owner is properly prepared to care for the babies and find them new homes. Not only is raising the most adorable baby animals on the planet fun and exciting, but the genetics are too! Ratty genetics are absolutely amazing, and can work out to provide some of the most gorgeous rats you will ever see. Rat coat genetics are most definitely interesting; especially the rexing gene in rats. Even straight coat rats can provide you with some cute, poofy rat babies that eventually become little heart stealers. Just be absolutely SURE that you are able to handle the amount of babies a rat could potentially birth. Are you expecting a litter of babies between a standard and a double rex? Then, it’s only fair to know what types of babies you will have! Continue reading Baby Outcome: Standard Straight Fur Rat is Bred to a Double Rex Rat?

Pet Rat Ripped Off Toe Nail, How Do I Stop the Bleeding? Should I Go to the Veterinarian?

Pet Rat Ripped Off Toenail, How Do I Stop the Bleeding? Should I Go to the Veterinarian?

rat footsieIf your rat rips off his or her toe nail, it can seem like a very bloody massacre to have a panic attack over. Almost every rat owner has faced a ripped off toe nail. It can be a scary incident, but with the proper care your rat will be just fine. It will not die! That is, as long as you take proper care of the wound and the rat during the healing process. Continue reading Pet Rat Ripped Off Toe Nail, How Do I Stop the Bleeding? Should I Go to the Veterinarian?