Litter Training For Rats

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I received a few requests to do a video on how I litter trained my rats, so here it is! And by the way, the litter is Sun Seed Fresh World Bedding (I had to …

How to Teach Rats Tricks

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See what you can learn on the go with the new Howcast App for iPhone and iPad: http://bit.ly/11ZmFOu Watch more How to Care for Small Pets videos: http://www…

How to tame your new rats ( step 1 )

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PLEASE NOTE** the cage used in all of my step video’s is only tempory 🙂 the boys are in it untill they get neutred, and then they will be living in the b…

Trimming Your Rat’s Nails (Solo)

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How to trim your rat’s nails without the assistance of another person. Additional questions can be asked via comments below. Requests/suggestions for future …

How to tame your new rats ( step 5)

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This step is mainly to do with free range, free range time enbales your rats to bond with you, and also gives them plenty of excercise, you should try spend …

How To Perform an Advanced Health Check on Your Rats

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Viewer request!*** READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION! 🙂 Note: This is a pretty long video. The criteria of what I look for can be found on the Advanced Health Chec…

Oh Rats!

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This is the perfect quick reference for the beginning rat owner. It covers picking a new rat, getting the right cage for your rat, diet, breeding and training. Even if you are not a rat owner, … Read More

Gym Rats

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A Devotional Guide for the Coach’s Wife. Gym Rats is a devotional/discipleship guide written to women whose husbands work in athletics. Whether a coach, an administrator, or a player, men who work in the sports industry … Read More

Rats 101: How to train a rat to come to you HD

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In this episode, we go over how to train a rat to come to you. Though we are still in the progress, a lot of the time, Gracie as mastered this trick. I am so…

How to litter train your rats

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Hope this helped anyone trying to litter train their ratties! Remember: be patient and persistent Love happyraincloud14.

Rat Bedding Choices

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As a rat owner of over three years now, I’ve spent a lot of time and energy searching for the perfect bedding. It doesn’t seem to exist just yet, but I’ve found some bedding products that … Read More

Compounding Rat Medications At Home

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Have you ever struggled to get your rat to take his or her medicine? Pre-mixed medications for rats are often flavored to be appealing to cats or dogs or birds or hamsters, but leave rats wholly unimpressed. … Read More

Best Pet Rat Cage Choices

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Pet rat cages are sold in most pet stores and online. Unfortunately, many cages marketed for pet rats are wholly inadequate for the needs of even one rat. Take into account the fact that one should … Read More

Should Rats Be Free-Fed or Calorie Restricted?

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As any rat owner knows, rats are prone to obesity, particularly older male rats. However, being omnivores and foragers, they seem most content with free access to as much food as they like. It’s hard to … Read More

Hairless Rat Care

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Hairless rats are among the most unique pets a person can have. They look like little alien lifeforms, feel like warm raw chicken when held, and are certain to start a conversation with any houseguest brave … Read More

Rat Relationships: More Complex Than You Might Think

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If you’ve never been fortunate enough to interact with a large group of domestic rats over an extended period of time, you may not know that rats are very similar to humans in terms of social … Read More

Feeding Aging Rats

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As rats age, they may become either obese or thin. If your rat has a health problem, please consult your veterinarian about feeding and nutrition. However, if your rat is aging normally, you may be able … Read More

Should I Get Mice or Rats?

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Many people who wish to keep small pets narrow things down to mice and rats for their intelligence, friendly personalities, and general appearance, but then have trouble deciding between the two. If you’re currently wondering if … Read More

Nebulizing Rats

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Most rat owners will, at some point, own a pet rat with chronic respiratory disease. Rats are prone to infections caused by Mycoplasma pulmonis, a naturally occurring bacterium found in the lungs of nearly all rats. The only … Read More

Including Pets in Your Wedding

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Once upon a time, including pets in a wedding would have been a massive social blunder frowned upon by the majority of guests. Now, many pet lovers can’t imagine marrying without their pets present. It makes … Read More

Should You Raise Littermates Together?

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It’s not easy to look at a litter of puppies, kittens, rats, or any other animal and pick just one baby to take home. Should you really choose just one? Wouldn’t those two littermates be happier together? … Read More

How to Cope with An Accidental Rat Pregnancy

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A friend wrote to me a few days ago asking for advice. She owns several female rats, and no males. Inexplicably, one of her females is pregnant. The only possible exposure to a male occurred when … Read More

Setting Up A Rat Maternity Cage

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There are as many ways to set up a cage for a rat to deliver a litter as there are rat breeders. Everyone has a personal preference. I’ve incorporated advice from several breeders in creating my current … Read More

Feeding a Pregnant Rat

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I’m hoping that my TEK Artemis is currently pregnant by SGR Fortissimo, so I’ve been feeding her some extra high-fat, high-protein, nutrition-packed snacks to help her grow a batch of healthy pups. This will be my … Read More

How to Tell If Your Rat Is Pregnant

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So maybe your rat escaped and went canoodling in the bucks’ cage, or maybe you picked a suspiciously round female out from a feeder tank, or perhaps you’re breeding rats intentionally (if so, I hope you’re … Read More

How to Take Pictures of Rats

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Rats, like most small wiggly animals, are notoriously difficult to photograph well. Many a rat owner has snapped what should have been the perfect shot– until the rat moved at the last second, and it ended … Read More

Traveling with Rats: By Plane (Part Two)

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In my first blog about flying with rats, we discussed choosing an airline and making a reservation. However, once your ticket is booked, there’s still much more to be done before embarking on your flight. Today, … Read More

Traveling with Rats: By Plane (Part One)

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Yes, it’s possible to fly with rats, but it takes a little more planning and finesse than traveling with rats by car, and it’s not feasible at all times. Some airlines won’t carry rats. During very cold … Read More

Traveling with Rats: By Car

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Responsible, reputable rat breeders don’t exist in every area. Plus, families sometimes must move long distances with pets, or take lengthy vacations while bringing rats along. Traveling with rats is often necessary, but in some ways trickier … Read More

Why Won't My Rat Run on a Wheel, or in an Exercise Ball?

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New rat owners often purchase exercise balls and wheels and are disappointed when their rats will not use them. Sometimes, rats are even brought to veterinarians by well-meaning owners concerned about their health because they don’t … Read More

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