What do I NEED to know before getting a pet rat?
I really want a pet rat for X-mas and I saw my parents looking at petfinder.com, looking at the rats near by, so I am pretty sure I am getting one (or two). So, what do I NEED to know before I get one?
- Ratty RockstarLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
-they are social and should ALWAYS live in pairs or groups
-they need larger cages due to activity level
-they bond to their owners much like dogs do
-They can learn their names, be litter trained, and be taught tricks
-they need a healthy diet.. Pet stores do NOT typically carry good rat foods. Order Harlan teklad lab blocks and supplement with fresh veggies and a HOMEMADE mix if you want.
Do your research. ALWAYS do your own research.
You can get started here:http://www.dapper.com.au/
Learn about diet, and get a good homemade mix here: http://www.ratsrule.com/diet.html
I could probably write a book on information you should know about these wonderful little critters. But, I've provided some great links and basic info to get you started. I urge you to do your own research. During your life you'll probably have many pets, and its best to research them yourself before you get any of them.
- ?Lv 61 decade ago
-if you want a rat to be more "human like" buy one because if there is no other rats around it learns of humans or the nearest animal and starts to act like one
-they are active
-they pee a lot
-they are quiet
-they are beautiful pets
-clean cage oftenSource(s): i have rats