Hamsters vs Rats: Which Pet is Best for You?

Are you looking for a new furry friend to add to your family? Hamsters and rats are two of the most popular choices for small pets. But which one is the better choice? As someone with personal experience owning both hamsters and rats, I’ll break down the differences between the two to help you make … Read more

Can Hamsters and Rats Breed? What You Should Know!

As a veterinarian, I have seen a lot of unique animals and questions in my practice, but one question that often comes up is whether hamsters and rats can breed. This topic of hybridization raises a lot of interesting questions about animal biology, genetics, and ethics. In this blog post, we will explore the possibility … Read more

Rat Popcorning & Zoomies: What is it & What Does it Mean?

Have you ever noticed your rat jumping and bouncing around? If you have, you’re not alone. It’s called popcorning and most rat owners have seen this behavior before, but not everyone knows what it really means. In this article we’ll give a brief and to the point overview of popcorning and zoomies in rat. We’ll … Read more

Rat Buying Guide: Pet Shop, Breeder or Rescue?

If you’ve decided that a rat is the perfect pet for you then the next logical step is acquiring one. To get your hands on a pet rat, you basically have three options to choose from: pet shops, breeders, or rescues. Rescues sound great on paper but are not suitable for everyone. Pet shops are … Read more

Holding Rats: Do They Like It & How to Do it Properly?

Rats are the most social rodent on the planet. Not only are they incredibly social with members of their species, they’re also very receptive to human interaction. However, while many people are aware that rats are receptive to human love and affection, there are some mysterious about the rat’s likes and dislikes as well. Something … Read more

5 Reasons Why Rats Chew on Cages (& How to Stop it!)

Rats are some of the best pets you can have. They’re incredibly intelligent, sweet, affectionate, and very fun to care for. However, sometimes they can also be quite mysterious. We’ve gone over some of the most common rat behavior before, but one particular behavior that many owners encounter that they do not know what to … Read more

5 Things That Rats HATE That Pet Owners Should Avoid

Rats love many things. They love cuddles, good food, good company, and fun games. However, there are also some things that they absolutely hate. Some of the things that rats absolutely hate are things that many rat owners are unaware of. For instance, there are certain smells and sounds that rats cannot stand that you … Read more

Rat Intelligence: This is How Smart They REALLY Are…

You probably know that rats are smart. But how smart are they really? They’re capable of solving complex mazes and learning tricks, but are they also capable of abstract thought and do they have emotional intelligence? These are all excellent questions, and I’m going to answer them in this article. Let’s dig in! Rats smarter … Read more

Albino Rats: Everything You Need to Know About PEWs

Rats come in many different colors and patterns. All of the colors are unique in their own way, but for me, the rat that really stands out is the Albino rat. Albino rats are characterized by their white coat and red eyes, giving them a recognizable and unique appearance. Because of their unique appearance, people … Read more