Rat/s – Caring for a small animal

An article written by: Lee Sonogan


“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”
― Colette

I like animals a lot. I guess I have a preference though. Small animals are da bomb! Currently, I have a rat named Rattata. Named after the Pokemon. Crazy enough, I may get a tribal tattoo of a Rattata after him soon. Rats are also good recyclers. Give them your food scraps and rubbish and they use it for their homes and places of sleep.

The can obtain a rat in many different ways. Obvious you do not want a wild rat. Go to a pet store or better yet an independent dealer in the pet of your choice. My baby rat was going to cost 15$ but she gave me a good deal with 10$. There are even some breeders who sell baby rats cheaper for snake food.

Caution! A female rat can have up to twelve babies every four weeks! Deciding how many you are going to get and the genders are important. Do you have the time to give 12 baby rats to good homes? You need to keep the males and females separate unless you want them to breed and make more rats.

The best things about owning a Rat is that they are small and clean. Even if you have allergies, you can get hairless ones. Hanging out with them makes them live longer. I recommend getting a rat for a pet, it’s everything you want and more. The worse thing about having a rat as a pet is that you have to change their cage fortnightly and they might give you a surprise nimble, never a bite. Heres a rating anyway below.


“Despite all my rage
I am still just a rat in the cage.”
― Billy Corgan