Petco Knowledge Base

Handling your new rat

by Aluxe Oct. 23, 2015
How to handle your new rat: Rats, as with other living creatures, may need time to adjust to their new surroundings and learn to trust their new pet parent. It's always a good idea to allow your new companion time to get used to their new habitat for...

Pregnant rat care and nutrition tips

by Aluxe Jan. 2, 2015
Your Pregnant Rat Your female rat will be pregnant for 3 weeks or 21 days. When she is 3-4 weeks you will need to separate males and females. Rat mothers are usually pretty good at taking care of babies all on their own. You can rehome the baby rats...

Rat care sheet

by Aluxe Jul. 6, 2014
Rats are intelligent, extremely social and enjoy human interaction. The average adult size is 8 inches long with the average life span of up to 5 years with proper care. Shopping list for needed supplies: Appropriately sized habitat Book about rats H...