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What to Consider Before Adopting a Rat.

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

We are happy that you have decided to adopt a Rat. Rat adoption is a wonderful way to provide a Rat a second chance and caring environment. Most pets arrive at shelters because the owner had to move, could no longer afford the pet, had a death in the family, or simply gave up the responsibly of being a care taker for a Rat. Before bringing home a Rat, make sure you have considered the full impact of your decision. Below is a brief overview of the type of needs a Rat might require and what you will need to consider for the life time care of a Rat.

First most, understand that no matter what, even if you buy a Rat for sale, or adopt, as a new pet owner it is your responsibility to care for the Rat itís entire lifespan. Part of that responsibility is taking time to understand the basic needs of a Rat. At the top of that list should be getting know the diet of a Rat. Find out how often and what a Rat needs to eat. Next, what shelter do you need to provide? Get to know what habitat a Rat is accustom to, what temperature will the Rat need to maintain, and what range of temperatures are acceptable for a Rat to survive.

Itís usually a good idea to get to know a little more about Rat habits, temperament and relationship with humans before adopting a Rat. For example, can you handle a Rat. What is an indicator if a Rat is being aggressive and senses fear? Some pets will maintain much more happiness as long as they live socially, does a Rat need a companion pet in order to live happily? What exercise does a Rat need regularly?

Rat adoption can be an enriching experience, and is a big decision. Whatever pet you adopt will demand certain lifestyle changes, and a financial commitment. Estimating the monthly costs of owning a pet is just as important as making sure you have the time and motivation to feed the Rat when necessary, and provide a safe environment to live.

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