Pet Rats – Guide to Easy Pet Rat Care and Training

"My complete system will have your ratties trusting you as their close friend, doing neat tricks that impress your friends, and living as long as possible. Even if you’re almost never home, you’re a total beginner, and you don’t have time to read through volumes of time consuming material!"

What first got me so interested in pet rats almost 3 decades ago was their amazing antics. How could so much personality be balled up in such a small animal?

How could they — unlike a lot of other small animals — be so genuinely caring? And have such a strong gleam of intelligence in their eyes? And make me laugh for hours watching them play?

When I first went to my friend’s house one day in 1978 to meet his pet rat, I wasn’t so sure, since I had preconceived notions about rats.

But then when his rattie grabbed my pant leg with his little paws, my heart melted. Then my friend told me that his cute little rat wanted me to pick her up…

Since you’re at this page because you’re a rat owner or contemplating getting rats, I’m sure the story is similar for you.

Well, let me tell you… ever since my first acquaintance to rats, I’ve owned over 1,000 of these amazing animals. They have been great companions to me.

I learned everything I could about them, went into breeding, and compared notes with other respected rat breeders through the years.

For the past couple decades, I’ve been proud to do my part to help spread the popularity of pet rats. You might have heard me on the radio. (I’ve been a guest on many local interview shows on AM stations.)

I’ve even taken my trained rats onto local news shows in major markets such as Boston to show what my ratties can do.

And, as a breeder, I helped a lot of new owners of rats who’d just brought their ratties home. Because I’ve been in contact with rat experts and new owners, I’ve been a little saddened to discover that…

You see, while rats make remarkable pets and bring so much happiness to the people around them, they need the right kind of home. They need the right kind of care.

You need to do certain things to make sure they’ve got the perfect living environment, that both challenges their curiosity and keeps them entertained.

You see, ratties also need the right kind of training. Train them correctly, and you will have so much fun (as will they!). That’s because, as you probably know, rats are very intelligent animals. That means they have the potential to not only be well behaved, but to do some tricks that will dazzle your friends and family.

And the problem is that there’s not a whole lot of information out there about pet rats. You go to the pet store, and you’ll find plenty of books on gerbils, hamsters, and even mice. But not rats.

So I decided to package up my secrets in a guide that I call — what else? — Pet Rats: How to Easily Train and Care For Your Ratties…To Have a Happy Life Together.

Even though it’s concise — just 110 pages — it’s a complete guide. There’s not a lot of fluff or filler. Sure, you may find other books that take up space with pictures. Mine doesn’t. Instead it’s packed with useful information.

Plus I wrote it in plain, conversational English that’s easy to follow. As a complete system, it’ll reveal to you everything you need to know about your pet rats.

How to make your pet rats feel comfortable — not just in their cage, but in your home too! (Plus: how to make them comfortable cuddling with you, even if you’ve got a rat who’s the "stand offish" type!) (Page 51)

All of the health info you need to keep your rat healthy and living a long time. It’s all in my guide, formulated after nearly 3 decades of experience. There’s stuff in my guide that vets don’t even know. (By the way, imagine the money you’ll save if you can cut your vet visits down 90%…because you’ve got the all the information you need…right at your fingertips!) (Chapter 6)

How to introduce your friends to your pet rats so that they like your ratties every bit as much as you do. As you’ve probably noticed many times, a lot of people have prejudices about rats. There’s a right way and a wrong way to do this. (Page 52) For example, a lot of people don’t like the distinctive tails rats have. But use these 20 words, and you can make even your most squeamish friends comfortable with your rats. (Page 52)

Do these 8 specific things and even the shyest rat will start looking forward to your time together. (Page 50)

The #1 key that you MUST know about your pet rats. Apply this secret, and your rat will become as cuddly with you as even the most snuggly dog. (Page 63)

Four important rules you must heed to avoid keeping your small child from accidentally KILLING your pet rat. The most heart-wrenching experience you can ever has to walk into the living room to find your child screaming and crying because they played too roughly with your rat, killing it! It’s even worse when you know you could have easily prevented it following these simple steps. (Page 53)

Find out the 7 "magic tricks" to keeping your little ones healthy throughout their entire lives. (Page 82)

Are you tired of clipping your rat’s nails — which often results in pain for your rat when you clip too much off (and hit a nerve)… not to mention stress for both of you? I reveal a much easier way to keep your rat’s nails trimmed. It requires NO work on your part, your rat loves it, and it’s very cheap. (Page 81)

The special ingredient (mixed with water) that will prevent your…