Rattus norvegicus: Brown Rat History

Rattus norvegicus: Brown Rat History

Rats have been kept as pets since the 18th century, when they were originally bred for bloodsport. These rats were domesticated and eventually, the tamest wriggled their way into the hearts of their keepers and caretakers. Thus, the pet fancy rat was born! Rattus norvegicus is the scientific, latin name for the most common species of pet rat, and is better known as the Brown Rat. Continue reading Rattus norvegicus: Brown Rat History

Best Water Bottle for Pet Rats: Glass Water Bottle!

Best Water Bottle for Pet Rats: Glass Water Bottle!

Water bottles are a necessity for pet rats. Without a water bottle, you have to resort to using a messy dish. The rats will throw all sorts of gross things into the water (yes, even poop) and they will also dump the dish. Unless, of course, you have a super sturdy & heavy water dish. Without a doubt, a water bottle is the easiest way out.

This brings us to the big debate: Plastic water bottle or glass water bottle for our pet rats? The answer is GLASS! There are so many benefits to glass water bottles that it is unreal. I’ve also recorded my own review and have attached it at the bottom.

With the proper glass water bottle, your rat can remain healthy while saving you money in the long run.
With the proper glass water bottle, your rat can remain healthy while saving you money in the long run.

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HEARTBREAKING: Cruel Chicago Woman Puts Rats In Washer, Potentially Killing Them

HEARTBREAKING: Cruel Woman Puts Rats In Washer, Potentially Killing Them

This is a screenshot of the rats being abused in a washer- the poor animals are being soaked with a hose as Mary Louski narrates in an obscene manner. These are the rats struggling to get out of the washer.
This is a screenshot of the rats being abused in a washer- the poor animals are being soaked with a hose as Mary Louski narrates in an obscene manner. These are the rats struggling to get out of the washer.

This video is DEVASTATING. I do not recommend that any animal lover watches it- hearing about what she did is incredibly heartbreaking, and seeing it will leave you in shock. However, I’m going to POST the video for you to watch at the END of this blog post. And while I don’t recommend watching it… I hope a majority of you do. Why? Because I SUPPORT THIS PETITION. If this outrageous act stirs a hatred within you, I beg that you sign the petition to put this animal abusing sicko in jail.  It’s a Change.org petition, and they are looking for 5,000 signatures. I think we need WAY more than this. So PLEASE share this post so people can see the HORRIFIC acts that have taken place and JOIN the fight to put this woman under the jail!  Continue reading HEARTBREAKING: Cruel Chicago Woman Puts Rats In Washer, Potentially Killing Them