Grooming Your Pet Rat

Rats, while known for their impeccable self-grooming habits, occasionally require some assistance from their human caretakers to ensure optimal health and cleanliness. Proper grooming is not just about appearance—it also promotes good health and can serve as a bonding activity between you and your pet. This comprehensive guide will delve into the intricacies of grooming your pet rat to ensure […]

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Breeding Your Pet Rat: An In-Depth Guide

Rats are fascinating creatures known for their intelligence, social nature, and endearing personalities. Many rat enthusiasts eventually consider breeding their pet rats, either out of pure interest or to further certain genetic lines. However, breeding rats is not as simple as just putting two rats together. There are many factors to consider, including genetics, health, socialization, and care of the […]

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Silvermane Rat

Scientific Name Rattus norvegicus silvermane Common Name Silvermane Rat Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 9-11 inches (including tail) Diet Omnivorous Origin Genetic Mutation from Domesticated Rats Temperament Social, Curious, Affectionate History & Domestication The Silvermane Rat, known for its striking appearance, traces its origin from the world of domesticated rat breeding. Like several other rat color and […]

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Sable Rat

Scientific Name Rattus norvegicus (specifically, a breed variation) Common Name Sable Rat Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 9-11 inches (including tail) Diet Omnivorous Origin Genetic variation in domesticated rats Temperament Social, Curious, Affectionate History & Domestication The Sable Rat, much like other rat variations, owes its existence to the fascinating world of genetic variations. As humans selectively […]

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Satin Rat

Scientific Name Rattus norvegicus (specifically, a breed mutation) Common Name Satin Rat Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 9-11 inches (including tail) Diet Omnivorous Origin Genetic mutation in domesticated rats Temperament Social, Curious, Affectionate History & Domestication Satin Rats have become increasingly popular in the rat-keeping community due to their unique coat. Their history begins with the discovery […]

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Merle Rat

Scientific Name Rattus norvegicus Common Name Merle Rat Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 9-11 inches (including tail) Diet Omnivorous Origin Mutation from Domesticated Brown Rat Temperament Social, Curious, Playful History & Domestication The Merle Rat, with its distinct spotted coat, is a newer and unique variation within the family of domesticated rats. The term “merle” is derived […]

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Pearl Rat

Scientific Name Rattus norvegicus Common Name Pearl Rat Care Level Intermediate Lifespan 2-3 years Adult Size 9-11 inches (including tail) Diet Omnivorous Origin Mutation from Domesticated Brown Rat Temperament Social, Curious, Playful History & Domestication Pearl Rats are a delightful and distinct color mutation of the domesticated brown rat. Their name is derived from their unique, speckled fur that mimics […]

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