Rats

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This animal's high intelligence makes it an extraordinarily interesting caged pet. This book advises on care, caging, toys for play activity, and more. This book, an updated addition to Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series, advises on all aspects health care, caging, training, nutrition, behavior, and more. Written primarily for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, as well as for older children who are learning about responsible pet care, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals present basic pet care ...
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Overview


This animal's high intelligence makes it an extraordinarily interesting caged pet. This book advises on care, caging, toys for play activity, and more. This book, an updated addition to Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series, advises on all aspects health care, caging, training, nutrition, behavior, and more. Written primarily for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, as well as for older children who are learning about responsible pet care, Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals present basic pet care information. The many titles in this series cover all popular dog and cat breeds, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, aquarium fish varieties, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises on acquiring an animal, housing, feeding, health care--and, where applicable, grooming and training.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764147456
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 585,978
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Rats 5

The Nature of Rats 6

Behavior in Wild Rats 8

Special Senses 11

Obtaining a Rat 15

What Kind of Rat Is This? 15

Varieties of Rats 15

Considerations Before You Choose Your Rat 19

Quarantining New Rats 23

Introducing New Rats 24

HOW-TO: Selecting a Pet Rat 26

Supplies and Housing 29

Habitats 29

Bedding 31

Containers for Food and Water 35

Toys 36

The Cost of a Rat and Supplies 37

Caring for Rats 39

Preparing for Your Rat's Arrival 39

Your First Days Home 39

How to Pick Up a Rat 40

Housekeeping 41

Rats and Other Pets 42

Transporting Your Rat 43

What About Your Vacation? 44

Training 47

An Endearing Pet 47

Establishing Trust 47

Taking Advantages of Natural Behaviors 47

Litter Box Training 48

Recognizing Their Names 49

What Not to Expect 49

Nutrition and Feeding 51

Feeding Habits of Wild Rats 51

Energy and Carbohydrates 52

Proteins 53

Fats 54

Vitamins and Minerals 55

Basic Feeding Guidelines 57

Feeding Your Sick Rat 60

Health 63

Choosing a Veterinarian 63

Signs of Illness 63

Skin 63

Ears, Eyes, Nose, and Lungs 65

The Heart and Circulation 65

Abdominal Organs 66

Muscles and Bones 66

Nervous System 66

Miscellaneous Diseases 66

Zoonoses 77

The Geriatric Rat 78

Euthanasia 79

HOW-TO: Nursing Care 80

Reproduction 83

Initial Considerations 83

Sexing Rats 84

Courtship 84

Mating 85

Gestation and Birth 86

Raising the Pups 87

Infertility 88

Identification and Record Keeping 89

Mutations 91

Information 92

Index 94

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2005

    Awesome book

    Very good book for rat lovers and owners. It has nice colored photos and drawings. Good information to help you take care of your pet rat(s). Also has great information on health problems and symptoms.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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