Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Rattus Diary 2011

Rat In, Rat Out

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Red Sorghum

Scientific name: 
Sorghum bicolor 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pet Rat Care Sheet

Rats are very intelligent and inquisitive. They love to explore their environment and are easily intrigued by anything not familiar to them. They are also fun loving creatures who are full of laughter; and as very social creatures, they love being tickled and pet by their owners.

Friday, June 24, 2011

No reason for Leptospirosis scare in pet rats

“Leptospirosis is treated with 
antibiotics and is rarely fatal.” 

Friday, June 03, 2011

Pet rats: Bringer of joy

Did you know that rats have brought enormous joy to countless families since the 18th century? They make great pets, are very intelligent, and they sure know how to give love back to their owners!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Some scenarios for inbreeding, line breeding and outcrossing

This article is a continuation of "To inbreed, line breed, or outcross?"

Saturday, May 14, 2011

To Inbreed, line-breed, or outcross?

Before you go on reading this article, please also read ‘Introduction to Mendelian Genetics’ if you are not already familiar with genetics.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Modifying agouti and black based colors

Agouti vs. black: Moki (left) & Choki (right)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mendel's postulates explained


This is a continuation "Introduction to Mendelian Genetics"
After reading this article, you can go to Rattus Genetics Quiz #2.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Introduction to Mendelian Genetics

Crazy about peas!

Friday, April 08, 2011

NFRS General Guidelines for Selling Rats

Friday, April 01, 2011


World Rat Day

“To the world, you are one person. To a rat, you are the world.” 
~Charlie S. (from

Friday, March 25, 2011

Introduction to pet rats for new owners

Friday, March 18, 2011

A comparison between wild and fancy rats

He's a beautiful boy, isn't he?
Found him as a two week old pup one Saturday night, just near my rats' cage.
His coat was silkier compared to his mates' coarse fur.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Contributions of rats to mankind

It's easy to look down on these creatures as pests, here are some reasons why rats deserve respect and less of the persecution that they get from us everyday...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Significance of rats in cultures of the world

Lord Ganesh, riding on a rat
In India, rats are revered as instruments of Lord Ganesh. Rats residing in the Karni Mata Temple (popularly known as ‘the Rat Temple’) are well taken care of by the priests and pilgrims.

Friday, February 18, 2011

(Some of) The myths and facts about rats

August 5, 2010. Choki started to knock things over
as soon as I brought him in to prepare their dinner

Friday, February 04, 2011

Struggling with Mycoplasma pulmonis

"I'm not handing my rat over to Mr. Death without putting up a good fight!"
~Rattus Choki

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