We're thinking of getting DS a rat for Christmas. I've had hamsters before, but never a rat. Is there anything special I need to know?
Originally Posted by laurelg
Try to find a local rattery (rat breeder) to get your rats from. Rats at the pet store are often VERY poorly bred and thus extremely prone to genetic disorders and cancers. In many ways it's worse than backyard puppy breeders because rats - as pocket pets - receive even less consideration.
|get a big "hamster" ball - they make huge ones for rats, chinchillas, and ferrets.|
Originally Posted by minkajane
OK, having a bit of a problem with her now. She's meticulously taking her bedding over to one particular spot on her cage and shoving it out the side. There's a HUGE mess on the floor. Could this be because it's not clean enough or she doesn't like the type?