Some animals are dominant and aggressive, while others are submissive and passive. Find out what behaviors, sounds and signs your pet is showing to tell whether or not they are showing animal submission.
Rat Show and Tell
Read what owners of rats have to say in their show and tells, or add your own opinion of your pet to help others pick a pet, cage, or diet.
Pet Rat Pictures
Gallery of Pictures of Lianne's pet rats Loki, Ventura and Ace.
Gallery of pet rat pictures submitted to About Exotic Pets by our readers.
Can I Litter Train My Pet Rats?
Advice on litter training pet rats.
Basic facts about fancy rats.
Caring for Pet Rats
Information on caring for pet rats, including the characteristics of rats as pets.
Gambian Giant Rats
Gambian Giant rats are quite different than their domestic fancy rat cousins - find out about their personalities and care in this article.
Feeding Pet Rats
Components of a good diet for pet rats includes food designed for rats as well as some fresh healthy food choices.
Pet Rats and Urine Marking
Why rats leave little drops of urine as they walk about.
Bumblefoot in Rats
Information about bumblefoot in rats, possible causes and ways to help prevent bumblefoot.
Pet Rat Pictures
Continuation of gallery of pet rat photos submitted to About Exotic Pets by our readers.
Pet Rat Names
Names for pet rats, submitted by their owners.
The heroes here are Gambian giant pouched rats, which are being trained to sniff out land mines to help former war zones safer. The Hero Rats site which is not only educational and fun, but gives you ways to help support the program, such as "adopting" (sponsoring) a rat or buying neat Hero Rat merchandise.
By A. Swierzy and A. Horn, excellent and detailed information including care, housing, behavior and a good medical section.
Rat and Mouse Club of America
Information on membership in this club for mice and rat owners.
Ratlist "E4N" Articles
Written by members of the Ratlist, these are "Articles for Newbies" that cover a wide range of topics for the rat owner, including rats as pets, housing and care, health, and having fun with your rats.
Rat Fan Club
Aimed at the pet rat enthusiast, this site has information on the club and membership as well as useful rat information.
Information, discussion forum, as well as links and other material about rats, from Suebee.
Thorough group of topics about rat care and health can be found on this page.
The Rat Palace
Currently holds a photo gallery and active forum, with care information, links, and FAQ.
Your First Rat
Excellent site for someone thinking about a rat as a pet or new to rats - covers deciding on a rat, choosing a rat, supplies, care, behavior, health, and more.
Rats often get lumps and bumps but are they serious?
Are Pet Rats Right for You?
What you need to know about pet rats before choosing a rat as a pet.
Pet Rat Breathing Problems
Learn all about why pets rats can have breathing problems.