Pet rats are quite hygienic and typically choose one spot to use as a lavatory. This characteristic makes them fairly easy to potty train, although success will depend upon the individual rat's willingness and personal preference for where she relieves herself. You'll need litter and a pan and will have to locate your rat's potty in a strategic...

How to Potty Train Pet Rats

Pet rats are quite hygienic and typically choose one spot to use as a lavatory. This characteristic makes them fairly easy to potty train, although success will depend upon the individual rat's willingness and personal preference for where she relieves herself. You'll need litter and a pan and will have to locate your rat's potty in a strategic...

Male or Female? Beginning with my tenth rat, I started adopting males exclusively. I love the males because they’re (in general) cuddlier and more responsive to developing a relationship with humans. The females frequently possess independent personalities. Unlike most males, they’re not as likely to want to sit on your lap and be petted. Instead, they’re quite adventurous and even mischievous.

Male or Female? Beginning with my tenth rat, I started adopting males exclusively. I love the males because they’re (in general) cuddlier and more responsive to developing a relationship with humans. The females frequently possess independent personalities. Unlike most males, they’re not as likely to want to sit on your lap and be petted. Instead, they’re quite adventurous and even mischievous.

How to Train Pet Rats

How to Train Pet Rats

Rats are some of the most intelligent animals that are a breeze to train. You can train pet rats with a little patience, a couple of props and plenty .

Green Mush:  From my personal experience, an essential part of a rat’s diet is Green Mush. Ever since I began feeding my rats Green Mush they’ve lived much longer lives. My first rat, a male, only lived to be 1 ¾ years. After I began feeding Green Mush to my pet rats, my males have now lived as long as 3 ¼ years. (My preference until recently has been for male rats exclusively. Keep in mind females will live even longer.)

Green Mush: From my personal experience, an essential part of a rat’s diet is Green Mush. Ever since I began feeding my rats Green Mush they’ve lived much longer lives. My first rat, a male, only lived to be 1 ¾ years. After I began feeding Green Mush to my pet rats, my males have now lived as long as 3 ¼ years. (My preference until recently has been for male rats exclusively. Keep in mind females will live even longer.)


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