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Getting a new rat?

Check list Settling in your rat We have a great guide to help you make bringing your rat home stress free and smooth with some handy tips for you to help settle your rat in to their new life happily.  Our check list below will ensure that you have everything for your new rats arrival. Check List Rat cage Large nest house Bedding / nesting material (paper-based) Substrate / flooring material (paper-based) Rat nuggets and muesli Metal feeding bowl Water bottle Rat hygiene products Mineral stone Granite cooling tile Rat exercise wheel Toys and boredom breakers Shelving / branches / hammocks Gnawing sticks / treats View our Rat Products section for our range of rat cages, nest houses, bedding, food and toys Visit our Rat Housing section to learn more about rat cages, nesting, bedding, toys and exercise Visit our Rat Feeding section to find out about what foods your rat likes to eat BackTo Top Settling in your rat Once you have brought your rat home its best to leave them alone for a day or so to settle in.  Your rat will need this quiet time to adjust to their new surroundings and calm down after travelling. Before you start to handle your rat let them sniff your hand so they can become used to your smell.  You can encourage your rat by offering them a treat and see if they will take it from your hand.  Try stroking them softy. Once your rat has become used to you, lift them up by gently with one hand placed under the body and the other loosely over their back. Never hold your rats at a height; if they jump or fall they can injure themselves. You will soon find that your rat enjoys your company and wants to spend time with you. BackTo Top