Advice 1: How to play with the rat

Rats are very intelligent animals. They live for centuries side by side with man. But if these rodents were only pests, but now many people keep them in apartments as Pets. And of course, there are questions about how and what to feed the animal, how to equip him home like to play with ratsOh.
How to play with the rat
Instruction
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The most important thing in the game with a rat - do not forget about its size. The paws of the rodent are very thin, especially for fingers. If sloppy pinch the feet of a rodent or to drop the rat on the floor, you can break delicate bones. So try not to lift the animal high above his head that he accidentally fell.
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If you want to lift a rat by the tail, it should be done very carefully. The tip of the tail is very sensitive and you can damage the hryaschik. In addition, not all rodents are like when they raise the tail and can bite you in retaliation. It is better not to play that way even with the most peaceful rat. The reaction can be unpredictable.
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Rats quickly become accustomed to the hosts become tame. They can even be taught to retrieve small objects - the cap of the pen, a pencil, a small, soft ball. For this you must first attract the pet's attention to these subjects, to roll on the floor. When the rat begins to try them on the tooth, call her to him. If she brought in the mouth thing - gently take it and give the rodent a treat. Rats are quite smart and quickly understand what is expected of them.
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To pet not to stay in a cage while you are not home, put a spinning-wheel. The rat will quickly understand the principle of its action, and will warm up while you are out. Also, leave the cage a few toys. It is better to choose items that are made of wood - they will not harm the animals.
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And with rat , you can play catch-up as with the cat. Tie a piece of string favorite food of a rodent and run away from him, dragging the toy. Creature will not remain indifferent and will rush to catch up with you.
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Whatever game you choose, always remember safety of the animal. Carefully watch your step to not step on a tail or paw. Don't let toxic plastic toys. Do not lift the animal by the tail. Then the rat will love you with all my heart and will be a real loyal friend.

Advice 2: How to train your rat

About the high intelligence of rats and their friendships with people there are many legends. And these legends have a basis. Rats are really smart, happy to be tamed and can even learn some circus tricks. Adult wild rat to tame unlikely, but she may want to make a new friend. And in order to tame the little white rat or a mouse, you need two things – love and patience.
Rat needs to get used to a new environment
Instruction
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Prepare the cage. The house rat should be equipped in advance. In the cage there should be a shelter, feeders and waterers. On the first point it is enough. Select in-store special cage for rats, so it was easy to restore order. Feed and water should be in a cage when you bring baby.
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On the first day do not disturb the rat. Let him settle in. Impressions it is that will be enough, because he postponed the journey, changed conditions of life, feel new scents. To all this we must get used to. The cage should stand in the room where for the most part are you. Rats really don't like being alone, they always need company, so the rat needs to understand that this company you.
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Give the rat a name. Call him by his name every time you come to the cage. The first few days try not to worry. Come to the cage when you need to feed or change the water. Talk to your baby gently and safely. Unable to sit next to the cage, but don't touch the rat with your hands - it's still early.
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After a few days the baby gets used to you. He stops to hide in a shelter when you approach, and the hands that carry the food will begin to cause him genuine interest. Take a moment and start to train your kid. To start, try to pet him, affectionately calling by name. If the baby will take it quietly, stroke it regularly. If the rat got worried and rushed to the shelter will reschedule the training for another few days.
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To teach a rat to climb on the hand, use a treat. Put it in a cage, and next to it. Baby will certainly come out in delicious. It can even be a little walk on the table, then you need to put food in the cage so the rat went home. The next time you open the cage, put a treat close to him and repeat the procedure. A few days can offer a rat a treat in his outstretched palm. If he would be comfortable enough and understand that you will not harm him, he will climb on your hand.
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Often play with a small rodent. Try to observe a certain mode. For example, select the hours after work, when you play with your pet. You make sure that your rat is waiting impatiently for this moment, worrying if you are late.
Note
Rats do not like sudden movements and loud noises;

Some rats get used to the new environment very quickly. They give to take himself in hand in the first day. But if the animal doesn't want it – don't insist.
Useful advice
After the rat becomes tame, you can teach her some circus acts. For example, she could command to get into the bag, which hangs on your chest, or jump through the ring. Watch what movements your pet loves the most and use for training their;

If you got a very timid rat, buy him a pair. Together rats will feel more secure and are likely to go on contact.
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