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Rat advice

Whether you're considering rehoming a rat or need some veterinary advice, we've got plenty of guidance to help keep your small pet happy and healthy.

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Wellbeing and care

From deciding to get a rat, right through to making the difficult decision to say goodbye. Here you'll find information on daily care for happy, healthy pets.
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Health and injuries

Routine check-up? Or is there something you'd like to know about your rat's condition? Our vet advice is here to give you the information you need to know.
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Food and weight

Discover advice from our vets on what your rats can and can't eat, how to manage their weight and fun recipes for you to try!
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Behaviour advice

Our trained animal behaviourists are here for you with advice, whether your pet is struggling in certain situations or you're just looking to teach them some tricks!
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Choosing a pet

Small pets come in all shapes and sizes. Considering one of your own? Find out whether rats are the perfect pet for you and your family, and what you'll need.
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Rat Selma at Burford rehoming centre

Saying goodbye

Some small pets, like rats, will only live for a few years. Like any other pet, you'll have a unique bond with them that can make it difficult to say goodbye.
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