Both rats and mice are relatively short lived animals but provide good companionship during their lives.

They should be kept in a large cage with plenty of room. An area for them to retreat to and a place for exercise should be provided. Rats, in particular like to burrow so bedding should be plentiful. It should be changed two to three times a week. The cage should be kept in an area that is well lit, ventilated, away from excessive noise and stresses.

Specialist food can be bought in pet stores and this can be supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables, non fat yoghurt and whole wheat bread. Grass hay or hay block should always be available along with fresh water, which should be changed daily.

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