GENERAL RAT CARE
The perfect website for new rat owners, or rat owners who are looking for new ways to interact with their rats. Covers more than the basics of general rat care; from nutrition to caging to toys to playtime, grooming and more. Very helpful.
The Rat and Mouse Club of America’s frequently asked questions on general rat care.
A comprehensive categorized listing of just about every rat-related article on the internet.
Comprehensive pages covering all aspects of basic rat information.
An extensive list of resources that covers all aspects of pet rat ownership.
WHY RATS NEED COMPANY (by Angela Horn)
A lovely article which answers almost all (if not all) questions pertaining to why you should own more than one rat.
HEALTHY RAT FOOD AND NUTRITION (by Debbie Ducommun)
A very informative article on proper nutrition for your rat. Also provides a recipe for making your very own nutritious home-made rat food.
HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT
A calculator that determines the minimum cage size required for any number of rats.
THE TOXICITY OF CEDAR AND PINE SHAVINGS (by Debbie Ducommun)
POISONOUS PLANTS (by Dr Foster and Dr Smith)
GENERAL MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE
Excellent site comprising rat medical information, drug dosages and general rat care.
Provides quick answers to questions, should there be a medical emergency (in which case you should be zooming off to the vet!) or if you are unsure whether or not your rat is sick. Hosted by Wererat, with info from rat help volunteers.
A long list of online resources for respiratory problems, viral infections, skin problems, tumors, gastrointestinal problems, nursing care, general health care, injuries, medications, euthanasia, paralysis and surgery.
TOYS AND FUN
RAT TOY IDEAS (by Robyn Arthur)
OH BOY! RAT TOYS! (by Sarah Shuman)
SAFE FREE-RANGING (by Robyn Arthur)
THE ART OF SCRITCHING (by Robyn Arthur)