Pet of the Week – Pip

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Jan 19, 2013 in Rat News | Subscribe

Meet Pip!  He is a very social, outgoing boy. Throughout the day you can find him hanging out, scurrying up down ladders, munching on food, or sweetly snoozing.

Is your rat knowledge lacking a bit?  If so, the following facts will help you determine if a rat might be a perfect addition to your life:

*Rats can live 2-5 years depending on their level of care.

*Rats are social and crave companions of their own species.

*In order to have proper exercise and stimulation, pet rats require time outside their cage. Commercial playpens are made for this or you can rat proof a room and supervise closely.

*Rats can use a litter box and are generally cleaner than other pet rodents.

*The larger the cage, the happier the rat.  Ferret and chinchilla cages are generally a good size.

*Rats are performers!  They love to show off for their family.

*A rat cage should be cleaned daily.  Litter box training makes this task easy.

*Some wire floor cages can damage a rats feet; the bottom of a rat’s cage should be solid.

If you would like to help our wonderful friends while they are waiting to be adopted, the Coulee Region Humane Society is always looking for donations. These donations go a long way in making the stay more comfortable for our animal guests.

Click here to view the latest updated Wish List from the Coulee Region Humane Society

Coulee Region Humane Society
911 Critter Court, Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: (608) 781-4014
Fax: (608) 781-1646

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Kennel Viewing Hours:
Monday and Friday: 1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: CLOSED
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Mission Statement:
The Coulee Region Humane Society actively promotes the humane treatment of animals and positive human-animal relationships.

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