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Rats as Pets


This is Missy and she is a very sweet 2.5 year old female pet rat. Rats are very sociable, loving and intelligent animals to have. They generally live for about 1.5-3years provided that their habitat and diet are suitable for these omnivores. Rats groom themselves as often as cats do and are very clean animals, most potty train themselves. Having more than one rat provides the companionship that they thrive for but make sure they are the same sex because rats can breed as early as 5 weeks of age! Rats really are great pets for all ages 🙂