1. Picking your Rat
There's no real difference in male and female rat pets. Although, male rats are larger and more active than female rats. Female rats will tend to become more playful and active when they mature. Male rats will more often to mark their territory with "urine mark" and some females will do the same thing.
The most important things to look for when choosing your pet rat are personality and health. Pick a rat that is curious and active. Choose one who shows inquisitiveness when you put your hand in the cage. The baby rat should nibble on your hand and not bite. If you get to meet a rat that licks your hand then you found your new best friend.
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It would be better to get at least two pet rats so that their need to interact and play with their own kind will be answered. Get same sex (male and male or female and female) rats.
Rats can also get along with your other pets such as your dogs or cats. To do this, you must introduce them first and try to let them get comfortable with each other. Don't force your rat to get along with your dog or cat when they are clearly frightened. Just be patient because sometimes, it will take more time for your pets to get used to each other. You must always supervise them to avoid any accidents.
3. Do preventive health care
When you found your pet rat, you should ensure its health. To a preventive health care by bringing your pet to a clinic for a medical exam. Your vet will check your pet for intestinal parasites which are the disease that is common among rats and other tests.
Having your pet rats immediately check by your vet is also very important because most rats from a pet store are usually exposed to Mycoplasma. This respiratory disease is potentially deadly for your little critters but if it is caught early, it can be treated with medication and diet.
4. Healthy Diet for