My Rat and Me

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Despite its reputation, a pet rat is clean, friendly, intelligent, eager to please its owners, and easy to train. Books in this series are written especially for inexperienced pet owners, for parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and for kids who simply want to learn more about animals that make good pets. Boys and girls are also introduced to the golden rules of pet care, and are advised on how to create affection and trust between themselves and their pets. Several gatefold pages in each book open wide ...
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Despite its reputation, a pet rat is clean, friendly, intelligent, eager to please its owners, and easy to train. Books in this series are written especially for inexperienced pet owners, for parents whose kids would like to have a pet, and for kids who simply want to learn more about animals that make good pets. Boys and girls are also introduced to the golden rules of pet care, and are advised on how to create affection and trust between themselves and their pets. Several gatefold pages in each book open wide to display attractive photo essays on animals and their care. Every book in this series contains approximately 80 full-color, high-quality photos, as well as instructive drawings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780764119224
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: For The Love Of Animals Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Take care: Golden Rules for Care
10 Golden Rules for Equipment 7
10 Golden Rules for Feeding 9
10 Golden Rules for Care 11
Watch it: Typical Rats
Descendants of World Travelers 14
Life Underground 14
Rats Defend Their Territory 16
Table: What Rats Are Like 16
Community Living 17
Tip from the Breeder 18
Many Offspring 18
What Rats Eat 19
A Wary Rat Lives Longer 19
Domesticated Rats 21
The Senses at Work 22
Typical Behaviors 23
TIP from the Veterinarian 23
Test: How Well Do You Know Your Rat? 25
Love it: Building Trust from the Start
TIP from the Therapist 28
A Foundation of Trust 28
Settling In 28
Children and Rats 29
Table: Your Rats' Wish List 29
Fold-out Pages: Building Trust Step by Step 32
Table: Compatibility Test 35
Fold-out Pages: Roaming Free 36
Rat Adventures
Zippy and Flip 15
Ice Pop! 20
Peek-a-boo 31
Out of Sight, Out of Mind 39
Soap Addiction 50
A Wild Ride 59
Have fun: Fun and Games with Rats
Fold-out Pages: An Adventure Playground for Rats 42
Build an Adventure Playground 43
Test: What Is Your Rat's Personality Type? 47
Play and Exploration 48
What Your Rats Like 48
Test: How Happy Is Your Rat? 49
Can Rats Learn Tricks? 51
Biting 51
TIP from the PET Store 51
Old & happy: Active and Happy in Old Age
How Long Do Rats Live? 54
How to Recognize and Older Rat 54
Table: The Autumn of Life 54
Age-Related Diseases 55
TIP from the Veterinarian 56
How Rats Die 56
Saying Good-bye 57
When a Rat Loses Its Companion 58
Index 60
Addresses 62
Notebook: These Are My Rats 64
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