item: 4051169

Fancy Rat

Old Price $ 14.99
$ 14.99

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product highlights

  • Very social
  • Ideal for children 8 & up
  • Will enjoy a cage mate
  • Intelligent, can learn tricks
  • Lives 3 to 5 years
Note: Available in Select Stores. Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

Fancy rats enjoy living together in pairs. It is best to house two females together, as two males may become territorial. They are the smartest of all small pets, and can learn their names and simple tricks. They have tons of energy and are really fun to watch. Fancy rats enjoy running on wheels and in exercise balls. Calm, curious and fun-loving, fancy rats love to play and interact with their Pet Parents.

Things to remember

Lifting & handling
It's very important to handle your rat gently. To pick her up, stop her forward motion by lightly holding her tail, then slide your other hand under her body for support as you lift her. Avoid lifting her by her tail.

Fancy rats have limited vision, and rely on their keen senses of smell and hearing to perceive their world.

Special needs
Fancy rats have front teeth that never stop growing -- so they need lots of healthy things to chew on like treat sticks.

Choose a fortified diet appropriate for rats.

Your fancy rat needs a well-ventilated wire home with a solid floor. It should be large enough for a food dish and water bottle, a hiding house and climbing toys. There should be plenty of room for all cage accessories, and for her to move around freely.

Vet Assured™ Promise
All pets purchased at PetSmart are raised under our exclusive Vet Assured program and come with a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Vet Assured is a program designed by PetSmart veterinarians to improvethe health and well-being of our pets. The program sets standards for the care of our pets by our live animal partners and store associates and establishes strict standards for the monitoring and prevention of common illnesses found in pets. PetSmart makes a significant investment in the care of our pets and it is apparent in the quality and comfort of the pets in our stores. However, if your pet becomes ill during this initial 14-day period, or if you're not satisfied with your pet for any reason, PetSmart will gladly replace the pet or refund the purchase price. Please keep your sales receipt and return the pet to the store where it was purchased if needed.

Fancy Rat
14.99 New Out Of Stock
Fancy Rat
14.99 New Out Of Stock
Fancy Rat is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love fancy rats! When I was younger I didn't want anything to do with them but I went to the pet store on my birthday and I ended up getting a fancy rat his name was Templeton and I got so attached to him he was my best friend it's been about four years and I want another! I highly, highly, highly recommend getting one they are great!
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Probably the best furry pet ever I have 2 female rats, and they are just amazing! I had contemplated getting rats for a while, and I'm glad I did. They are very special animals, each with their own personality-no two rats are the same! My Frosty is sassy, funny, & mischievous at times, lol. And my Bergy, a bit shy, quiet and observant. I recommend these to anyone with the time, patience, & understanding. Please give these sweet animals a chance-do your research, plan well, & you won't regret it!!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy and Socialized These were very well socialized. They came to the front of the cage and propped their paws on the glass as soon as they woke up and noticed us. They're tame and have obviously been handled enough to take natural, skittish edge of these little animals. (Everything is a menace to their wild cousins so they can be twitchy and fearful of people if not handled at a young age.) I bought 2 and they're both healthy - clear breathing, clean eyes, clean coats, plump (but not obese), active and very friendly. These definitely aren't "feeders" and they are 100% pets. Worth the trip to Petsmart to get rats which are calmer and guaranteed healthy. They were also raised on Oxbow which is one of the absolute best and highest/most complete nutritional diet for rats. A+ all around. I have a huge cage and plan on purchasing one more once they restock.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got my first fancy rat back in February and she's literally the best thing ever!!! I highly recommend rats as pets!!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sweet! Bought her everything she needed but shes still getting used to her home! I love her though! Would recommend getting two rats instead of one. Going back to get another one this week!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from graspers now this is a high quality rat. very pleased. nice graspers.
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing first pet!! I had a rat for about 2 years. Best two years of my life!! Theyre super fuzzy and love to run around on you(their claws can be sharp though!) Im probably going to get another soon! This is a great pet for kids having their forst pet. Its easy to take care of as long as you clean it and its cage, but you have to play with it every day. Thats not too hard though because of how furry and playful it is! Definitally recomend it to anyone wanting a small furry pet!!
Date published: 2018-09-27
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how old do you have to be to  purchased  a small live pet such as a rat or mouse

Asked by: KylieK
You must be 18 years old. if you aren't 18 then you must take parent to the store to fill out paper work and buy the animal.
Answered by: Jenna26
Date published: 2019-08-21
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