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Rats are particularly intelligent animals and very attached to their caregiver. You can build a real bond with a Rat. They are also real group animals and must therefore be kept together.
There are still many people who think Ratjes a bit scary, but the Tame Rat has won ground as a pet, because they are very popular.
Besides keeping Rats you can also train them and even learn tricks. They are very eager to learn and smart!
The housing of a Rat must be spacious. Also because they must be kept with at least two animals, the cage must be at least: 80 x 50 x 80 cm
Rats are busy animals and love to lie in a hammock. The cage must therefore be equipped with sufficient play material so that the animals can lose their curious nature and energy. A hammock is almost a must for a Rat. They find it great to sleep together in a hammock high in the cage.
It is best to choose a dust-free soil cover for Rats. They have sensitive airways and can quickly suffer from dust. A good ground cover is for example Back 2 Nature.
Only supply food that is specifically tailored to the nutritional needs of the Rat. Only then can you be sure that your pet gets everything he needs.
Rats are omnivores. That means everything eaters. They eat both vegetable nutrition and protein-rich food. The diet must be tailored accordingly.