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  1. Rat Behavior
    One of my rescue rats, Smidge, seems to be a bit more traumatized than his brother. I've had him for over a year now and we've built a good mutual understanding with each other and I'm able to accommodate his more antisocial and anxious needs no problem, to be honest he's a lot like me haha...
  2. Meet My Rat
    Had to save the remainder of the yoghurt on a sturdier plate!
  3. Rat Health
    I know rats would probably do this in the wild. But can rats eat live crickets? Would live cricket be good for them at all? Should i dust the crickets before i feed them like i have to do with the gecko? I am going to be buying a tub of crickets for my gecko and i don't want them going to waste...
  4. Rat Health
    Which commercial cereal (household brands such as Cheerios, Rice Krispies etc.) are the best (relative comparison to other commercial cereals) for rats? Defining best as lowest in sugar level, and least harmful to health. I am currently using Rice Krispies but a bit worried about sugar...
  5. Rat Health
    So I know that Gerber puffs are a popular rat treat, but in February there was a report about baby food (and Gerber's rice flour, which is in the puffs) containing lead, arsenic, and mercury? Is it still safe to feed them to ratties? Am I overreacting? I don't have rats yet, but I'm getting them...
  6. Rat Behavior
    I’ve had my pet rats for about 3 weeks, I take them out regularly but they try to scurry away when I hold them. They are quite skittish around me, they’ll happily sniff me and will approach for treats. However, they always snatch their food and when it comes to them taking food out the palm of...
  7. Blog
    Well winter is back for the east coast. So I had to leave my little girls inside and give them some things to entertain themselves. I purchased some cat toys with bells inside, well needless to say they loved them. And now that i have Helen Lester's little sister around, they love to cuddle. The...
  8. Blog
    I decided to give my boys a honey nut granola bar just now as a treat. I just put the whole thing in their cage so they could gnaw on it. Dante went over and started eating it, but when Virgil came close he grabbed the WHOLE thing in his mouth and ran away with it! Then he tried to jump up the...
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