Rats need plenty of space to explore and climb. They also need daily out-of-cage playtime, so please only take on rats if you can commit to meeting their needs. Below are a selection of cages suitable for various different group sizes. If you can go bigger, that is always better!
Sawdust and woodshavings (unless the shavings are aspen-based or kiln-dried such as Bedmax/Littlemax) are not recommended as these can cause respiratory issues. Paper, cardboard, or hemp based bedding are suitable alternatives.
We feed our rats a mixture of a ratrations.com mix and Science Selective Rat pellets, alongside fresh veg/fruit. Isamu rats have a useful guide to feeding fresh veg & fruit: http://www.isamurats.co.uk/vegetables-and-fruits.html
Some of our favourite treats:
Rats are super smart and most will love to solve puzzles! Provide them with plenty of enrichment both inside the cage and during floor time to keep them occupied and out of trouble.