Rats can be kept in a suitable size wire cage with a solid plastic base. They love to explore and exercise so a multi-layered cage is ideal. Keep indoors away from draughts, direct sunlight and other pets. They have very sensitive hearing so place them away from loud noises such as TV’s, stereos or washing machines. Cages must be cleaned on a regular basis, especially in the summer.
Rats are very social animals and will not be happy on their own. Keeping them in pairs or single-sex groups is best.