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