Live small animals available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.
Rats are highly intelligent, loyal and one of the most under-rated small animal pets. Unlike the common misconception, rats are incredibly clean and docile animals. Rats are easily tamed pets that thrive on interaction and bond with their pet parent. They are social and are best kept in same-sex pairs. Rats are playful and enjoy a variety of toys and activities such as exercise wheels and anything that encourages climbing and exploration. Like other small animals, a rat's teeth grow continuously throughout their life, so they should be provided with chew sticks to prevent them from becoming over-grown. The types of rats available include Dumbo, Hairless, Hooded, Albino, Siamese and endless other color variations. There's sure to be a rat suited to meet your physical preferences, and its personality is sure to win your heart!
Available for sale in Petco stores.
Native To: England
Adult Size: 8"
Care Level: Beginner
Scientific Name: Rattus norvegicus
Most Active During: Nighttime (nocturnal)
Life Span: 3-5 years
Eats: Rat food, timothy hay and vegetables.
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