Category Archives: Rat Behavior

Why Does My Pet Rat Stink? How Can I Control Rat Urine and Feces Odor?

Why Does My Pet Rat Stink? How Can I Control Rat Urine and Feces Odor?

rat poopUnfortunately, our fancy rats just aren’t so “fancy” when it comes to their stink. Now, we can’t judge them; after all, you cannot say you haven’t had to whip out the air freshener after going to the bathroom at least a few times in your life. We’re all guilty of poisoning the air with our fumes; even our rats. However, there are ways around this issue, but first we must understand why this stinkiness occurs.

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Pet Rat Coats: Hairless, Rex, and Harley

Pet Rat Coats: Hairless, Rex, and Harley

standard coated rat
standard coated rat

Have you ever wondered what some of the more common and the most sought after rat coat varieties were? Pet rats come in all sorts of varieties, with the standard coat being the most common. The standard coat is about 0.5 inches in length, lays flat against the body, and it tends to be glossy or slick. This is the coat type that you will see on a majority of rats. The other coat types tend to be slightly harder to find, with the rex being the most common of the three special coats and the harley rat coat being the most rare.

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Why Does My Pet Fancy Rat Poop and Pee On Me When I Play with Him/Her? How to Stop It!

Why Does My Pet Fancy Rat Poop and Pee On Me When I Play with Him/Her?

Does your pet rat seem to like to use the bathroom on you every time you get him or her out? If so,
we all feel your pain. Every single rat owner out there has been turned into a toilet more times than they can count! It’s just a part of rat ownership. So, exactly WHY does the entire rat species deem it necessary to poop or pee on us? Well, I definitely have the answers for you; even though you might not like what I present you with. Just know that there are ways to lessen this behavior and to potentially eliminate it with enough perseverance.

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Why Does My Pet Rat Boggle and Brux? What Boggling and Bruxing REALLY Means!

Why Does My Pet Rat Boggle and Brux? What Boggling and Bruxing REALLY Means!

A  Happy Top Eared, Black Veriberk Male Fancy Rat Eating His Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart!

Have you ever witnessed your pet boggling and bruxing? Did it maybe freak you out? If it did, there is no reason to worry about your beloved pet. Rats naturally boggle their eyes and brux their teeth. While bruxing, you will hear your pet rat grinding it’s teeth, chomping, and exhaling as if it’s tired of chewing on some food. As they brux their teeth, you’ll usually see the rat’s eyeballs bouncing or jiggling as they brux. Boggling looks absolutely terrifying to a new rat owner who has no idea of this happening; it almost looks like a mini rat seizure, which would definitely warrant a visit to a rat or small animal veterinary specialist. Check out what it means when they boggle and brux!

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