Available to go to their 'furrever' homes, we have cute baby Rats at Kellyville Pets.
Rat Family Suitability:
Ever inquisitive, the rat is a bold animal and enjoys the company of other rats. They make great pets and are suited to almost any family, perfect pets for children and first time pet-owners!
Rats can be quite entertaining to watch, they are very intelligent little problem solvers.
At Kellyville Pets we love our animal friends and are committed to matching owners with the right pet and providing customers with unsurpassed advice, service and selection of products. This is our way of ensuring our animals have the best possible start in their new home with you.
Life Span: 2-6 years
Rats require a fair amount of attention and exercise time outside of their cages (at least an hour a day is ideal). Rats are very social and suggested to not be kept alone. Same sex pairs or groups are ideal. Males usually get along fine with other males especially if introduced at a young age or they are litter mates. Keeping rats in groups does not make them more difficult to tame if they are handled from a young age.
Rats are very curious, and will explore and enjoy any toys he/she is supplied with.
Bathing a rat is generally not necessary. Rats will take care of this all on their own and seldom if ever will need help from you. It is however important to thoroughly clean their cage regularly. This will protect their health, your health and minimize odour from droppings.
Trimming nails, is something that will need to be done periodically. Rats have very small nails that can become sharp if left unattended. This can result in scratches to the skin of both you and your rats as well as pulls or frays in your clothing as your rats run and play on your arms and shoulders.Lucky for us rat lovers, rats are good groomers that need little help from us to keep them squeaky clean. With few exceptions, rats will keep their bodies clean with no soap and water required. All we have to do is provide the occasional salon treatment to tend to nails and our rats will be good to go!
A large wire cage is best, especially one with horizontal bars that allow the rat to climb on the sides if they wish. A tall cage with ramps and platforms is ideal for providing room for multiple rats. Avoid cages with wire flooring as spending time on wire flooring has been linked to bumble foot.
If you are housing just one rat, check out our rat cage here!