Rats form the Genus Rattus under the sub-family of Murinae. There are many different species of rats throughout the world.
Buying A Rat
Before buying a rat find out about the responsibilities and costs of owning a rat, where to buy a rat, selecting a healthy rat and bringing a rat home.
Find information about caring for rats including equipment needed, what to feed, routine care needed, handling rats, and information about illnesses and diseases that can affect rats.
There are various pet and rat clubs in the UK that hold regular pet and rat shows. Find out about rat shows and showing rats.
If you are thinking about breeding your pet rats or are dealing with an unplanned pregnant rat, find information about breeding and advice on looking after the mother and babies.