Decorative rat in the house - it is safe?
the word the rat causes disgust and negative emotions In many people. Very often with this word we have associations on wastebaskets, garbage cans and terrifying stories about rats - giants and cannibals. However, there are fans and these little animals who get decorative rats at themselves in the house. Decorative rats differ from the wild fellows and appearance and the size. What not obkhodimo the nobility if you decided to get houses of it small a small animal?
At decorative rats there are a lot of versions, they differ long and a color of wool, type of ears. The most widespread gray and black rats (it is wilder look), are white rats albinos, the white color and red eyes, and even spotty decorative rats is characteristic of them.
Decorative rats, and care of them in house conditions cost not much, will not cost your pretty penny. For an animal it will only be necessary to get a cage and a grain forage for rats. At the choice of a cage you should not save, it is better to get good and reliable with strong rods as at decorative rats, as well as at her wild fellows, very sharp teeth capable to gnaw through low-quality material of a cage. Besides a grain forage, it is possible to treat a decorative rat with different delicacies from your table, however you should not carry away and feed her with sweet - it will lead to a disease of teeth at a rodent. Also it is not recommended to give to a rat a lot of farinaceous food. It is necessary to avoid in a diet of a small animal some meat and meat products not to provoke his aggressive behavior. And here it will be useful to indulge a little rodent with fresh vegetables and cheese even.
Houses can get a rat even those, people who often are in traveling and therefore are not able to afford to get a dog or a cat. The little decorative rat will wait for the owner so much how many it is necessary. The main thing not to forget, to provide it with a forage and water for the period of the absence.
Decorative rats very clever and cunning animals who even give in to simple training. The main thing, since the childhood to tame a little rodent to hands, to take it on hands more often, then the little animal will not be wild, and will become quite manual.
Experts recommend if you, all - decided to buy a little rodent and to become his owner, to buy at once two decorative rats, but only same-gender (rats very quickly breed and their posterity grows with an arithmetic progression). Why at once two animals? The matter is that these little rodents everything are collective animals who hard transfer loneliness in bondage. And the partner on a cage will lighten mood to a rodent, and it will be active, mobile and cheerful.
Children are not recommended to get decorative rats till 7 years. As, the child will surely want will get acquainted with a pet closer, to take it on hands. And the careless movement of the child can lead to the fact that the rodent, for protection, can show aggressive behavior and bite the sharp teeth for a finger. Also careless handling of little small animals can lead to internal damages of bodies at a decorative rat. It is necessary to remember that rats very fast and are brisk rodents, they can simply run away if to leave a cage not locked or for a second to distract when the rat is on hands at the little owner. Also it is worth remembering that at a decorative rat rather sharp claws and during games with the child not obkhodimo to watch that the rat did not scratch the little owner. Rats possess very sharp scent therefore if the animal catches a flavor of food from hands which you take it, it can bite you, having mistakenly taken your finger for a source of such appetizing aroma of food. It is better to wash hands before you are going to get a rodent from a cage. And, of course, not to forget to wash up hands after communication and games with it. Therefore to avoid children`s tears and disappointments and death of your pet, the child in order that become the owner of a rodent has to grow up a little.
As for the standard prejudice in relation to decorative rats concerning the fact that they can be to carriers of various diseases, this statement is truthful only half. Carriers of infections and any infection are wild rats, but not decorative, grown up in pet-shops. The decorative rat cannot do us any harm just because she decorative and any more not in the first generation of the rat relatives, is grown up in pet-shops or house conditions, and does not come into contact with the by wild relatives. So it is possible to be absolutely quiet concerning the fact that a decorative rat to infect you and your child can nothing.
What pet you would not choose what the little or big pet did not lodge in your house, you always need to remember and teach it the child that the pet is not a toy, and you as his owners, you bear responsibility for his long and happy life.