MEET THE RAT

Diet Difficulty

Lifespan

Low
2 - 3 years

Fancy rats have been kept as pets since the 1800's. They are personable, loving and intelligent animals who make wonderful pets for folks of all ages. Rats make great pets for beginners!

Good With Kids

Yes

Space Requirement

Medium

Time Needed Outside Cage

High

Potty Trainability

Medium

Care Difficulty

Low

Cleanliness

Medium

Human Interaction Needs

High

Cuddliness

High

CARE GUIDES

ADOPTABLE RATS

ENCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Dimensions

One rat: 2 cubic ft

Two rats: 4 cubic ft

Three rats: 6 cubic ft

Other Notes

- Wire floors must be covered (we recommend fleece)

- No wire wheels

- Wheels must be at least 12”

- No wood bedding of any kind

- Bar spacing must be 1” or less (1/2" for small or baby rats)

Required Enrichment

Variety of chew toys (wood, lava, cardboard)

Ledges/levels

Hammocks

Hide (igloo, box, etc)

Toys

MNPPR Recommends

Critter Nation

Rat Manor

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