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Fancy rats
Bulla, Gisela.
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Uniform Title:
Ratten. English
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational, 1999.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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SF459.R3 B8513 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Here's information on purchase and maintenance of Fancy Rats. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information about pets for new or soon-to-be owners, as well as detailed information for aquarium enthusiasts and other animal hobbyists. Advice and instruction covers purchase, general care and maintenance, and much more. Texts emphasize the basics and are easy for all readers to understand, but most titles in this series also presents facts that even experienced pet owners and hobbyists will find new and useful. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings.

Table of Contents

Typical Fancy Ratp. 4
Is a Fancy Rat for You?p. 6
Choosing a Fancy Ratp. 9
The Rat Finds a Friendp. 9
Black and Brown Ratsp. 9
Where to Get a Fancy Ratp. 10
What to Look Forp. 11
Fur Colorsp. 11
Portraits: Fancy Ratsp. 12
TIP: Legal Considerationsp. 14
A Comfortable Homep. 14
Interior Designp. 15
Cage Accessoriesp. 16
Checklist: What to Buyp. 17
HOW-TO: Settling Inp. 18
Living with Fancy Ratsp. 21
Children and Ratsp. 21
Rats and Other Petsp. 21
Rat Meets Ratp. 22
Chart: Avoid Dangers to Your Fancy Ratp. 23
Running Free in the Homep. 24
10 Golden Rules for Fancy Rat Ownersp. 26
TIP: House Plantsp. 27
Can Fancy Rats Be House-trained?p. 28
Proper Nutritionp. 30
Checklist: Feedingp. 33
HOW-TO: Rat Wellnessp. 34
Fancy Rats Multiplyp. 36
TIP: Separating Young Animalsp. 38
How the Young Developp. 38
Understanding Your Fancy Ratp. 41
Brown Ratsp. 41
Life in a Rat Colonyp. 41
Pecking Orderp. 41
A Fancy Rat's Dayp. 43
TIP: Playground for Ratsp. 43
Fancy Rat Behaviorp. 44
Chart: Voice and Body Languagep. 47
HOW-TO: Activitiesp. 48
Sense Perception in Ratsp. 50
Health Care and Illnessesp. 53
Preventionp. 53
Common Illnessesp. 54
Chart: Recognizing Sicknessp. 55
Indexp. 60
Informationp. 62
Important Notep. 63
Expert Advicep. 64