OK, so thing is I want to get a rat, but I don't have a cage or anything. Is it good to just go to petsmart or petco and just vuy a cage I think is big enough...or is there a special way to pick out a cage?
Again, I am completely brand new at this
Bigger is better! Get the biggest cage in your price limit. Like A1APassion
said, you can't just get one rat. They'll be a lot happier. I'm in the process of getting a companion for my single rat ~ I think he'll be a lot happier,
One thing to look out for is bar spacing. Ferret cages can be good for older males, yes, but they often have 1" bar spacing. Smaller males and most females can fit through that gap. You might try Martins. http://martinscages.com/
Completely agree. Trust me, your rat's personalities will come out much better with each other's company. It's great! I had one for a while and the difference in him since I got him two little buddies is awesome. And it's no more work than having one, less, in fact, because you don't have to spend AS MUCH time playing with them.
When you have one rat, you have to have an awful lot of free time so he or she doesn't feel lonely. And even then, he/she might! With two or more they just get on with their business!