Rats

Debbie Ducommum

Rats

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An excellent introduction to the remarkable rat, written by the world-famous "Rat Lady," Debbie Ducummum, this guide offers expert advice to anyone who keeps rats, or is thinking of owning one of these remarkable rodents. Held in high regard in Ancient Egypt, major Asian societies, and popular with modern pet owners, rats are the most intelligent rodent on the planet and enjoy playing games with their keepers. Ducummum offers readers information every rat owner needs: *Selecting the right pets from a good source *Acquiring all of the home essentials: cage, toys, bedding, and furnishings *Food options and the importance of feeding a rat a healthy, low-cal, low-fat diet based on fruits, veggies, and legumes *Rat proofing the home for keepers who opt to give their pets free run of their dwellings *Socialization and handling *Grooming and cleaning *Interactions with children and other pets *And much more! The health of a pet rat is covered, including choosing a veterinarian, the first vet visit, spaying/neutering, the weekly health exam, plus handling common rat maladies and dealing parasites and emergencies. The real fun begins in the chapter on activities in which the reader can learn how to train his or her rat to walk on a leash, enrich his rat's life with entertaining games, and learn party tricks to impress visitors. True rat lovers will enjoy taking their rats to shows, just like dog shows, to show off their rat's conformation and natural beauty. The chapter "Show Time" offers advice on preparing for shows, classes at shows, and competing for ribbons. The final chapter on breeding offers rat enthusiasts advice about reproduction, the birthing process, and handling pups. Glossary, appendices, and index included.
Pages 0
Publish Date 2011-09-27
series Complete Care Easy
Size 0.0" x 0.0" x 0.0"
Author Debbie Ducommum
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