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For best health, pet rats are best kept in temperatures between 60 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. This is to avoid the respiratory ailments. Pet rats can live in colder temperatures, but their lifespan will be decreased. If it freezes, your rat might die right away, especially if they do not have adequate insulated shelter, and other rats to snuggle with. If they are just in a cage with no shelters (boxes, rags, etc) inside it, they will definitely die, unless you live in a shady tropical paradise. Direct sun on a very warm day can also overheat them. If there are wild snakes or other predators that can get through the bars, rats may be eaten, killed, or injured. A neighbor's cat might harass and terrify the rats, even if they cannot get in to physically hurt them. Animals can die of fright, and rats are very sweet and sensitive little creatures. Have their cage inside the house where it's safe and warm if you can. They're worth it! Also, it is best to always have two or more rats, because a single rat can get lonely and bored, as you are not always there to play with them, especially when they are awake at night.

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Can a full grown rat fit into a hamster cage?

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Why does my pet rat keep getting out of his cage. does he want to mate or is he just exploringfollowing a sent?

Every small animal's biggest goal is to be out of their cage, how would YOU like to live in a cage? All this means is that he is bored or claustrophobic.

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What is a good kind of cage for a pet rat?

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Where can you buy a rat cage in the western cape?

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