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Live small animals available only in Petco stores. Selection varies by store. Check your local store for availability.


By: Petco
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Get to Know Rats

  • Intelligent, extremely social and enjoy human interaction.
  • Can live up to 5 years with proper care.
  • Omnivorous, consuming a mix of high-quality rat food with limited amounts of grains, fruits and vegetables.


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Additional Details

Rats are highly intelligent, loyal and one of the most under-rated small animal pets. 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!

  • Rats regulate their temperature through their tails.
  • The first rat to become an astronaut traveled into space from France in 1961!
  • Unlike the common misconception, rats are incredibly clean and docile animals.
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  • SKU291668
  • Primary BrandPetco
  • Days to ShipShips Next Business Day