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Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

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  • Description

    Please note that the product information displayed is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and other third parties and is not independently verified by Petco.

    Rats are intelligent, extremely social and enjoy human interaction.

    • - With proper socialization, rats are one of the most social and trainable companion animals
    • - The naked tails of rats can be used to regulate their body temperature. Their tails are also used to provide balance and to communicate with each other
    • - Rats are extremely clean pets
    • - Rats are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night; however, they can adjust to your schedule
    • - Chew on objects to maintain incisor teeth, which grow continuously; ensure they have plenty of wood chew sticks or mineral chews
    • - Rats can be kept in same-sex pairs that have been raised together. Different types of small animals should not be housed together

    Specifications

    • SKU

      291668

    • Primary Brand

      Petco

    • Days to Ship

      Item is not shippable

  • Live Animal

    • Pet Activity Time

      Nocturnal

    • Pet Max Length

      8 IN

    • Special Diet

      Omnivore

    • Scientific Name

      Rattus norvegicus

    • Temperament

      Bonded Pairs

    • Care Level

      Easy

  • A well-balanced rat diet consists of high-quality rat food or lab blocks and limited amounts of grain, vegetables and fruits. A limited amount of grain, vegetables, fruits or Timothy hay can be given daily but should not exceed 10% of their total diet. Vegetables and fruits not eaten within 24 hours should be discarded.

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