Rats: accessories for the enclosure in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Rats: accessories for the enclosure
In order for your fancy rat to feel completely at home in its cage, it needs the right equipment for the enclosure. Besides the essential feeding facilities, rats also need things to play with to keep them preoccupied. Contrary to their reputation, these small animals are extremely social, playful and clever. In addition, they are considered skilful climbers. In order to care for your pet in a species-appropriate manner, you should encourage these natural characteristics by installing suitable fixtures.
Making your small animal feel at home: accessories for rats
To transform your small animal enclosure into a feel-good oasis, rats need the right accessories. A generous layer of absorbent and odour-binding litter and large quantities of hay is recommended for an optimal base in the cage. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from litter made of wood, straw, spelt or other materials at Maxi Zoo. Hay is not only ideal for the floor of the enclosure: it also forms part of the diet of fancy rats. To ensure that your rat is always supplied with enough hay, a hay rack is ideal. Hay houses or hay tunnels are particularly useful: These serve as a place of retreat for your small animal and also provide a source of food for it to nibble on. On the subject of nibbling: in addition to crunchy snacks, various products that your rat can simply chew on, such as special wood or roots, are also recommended rat accessories.
At Maxi Zoo you can also buy other rat accessories, for example functional as well as aesthetically appealing food bowls as well as containers for drinking water. Special stainless steel fruit holders are also practical, which you can hang on the grating of the enclosure. That way your animal will be challenged a little during feeding.
Rats need activities
Nevertheless, your fancy rat does not only need utensils for its physical well-being, it also needs to be encouraged and challenged. To this end, it needs accessories in the form of special toys such as balls or various games of skill. You can create a varied and exciting setup with the help of ramps, tunnels, bridges and various climbing possibilities. It is also essential to provide your rat with a shelter where it can retreat if necessary. Even in the wild, small animals instinctively seek out hiding places to sleep in peace or to avoid imminent danger.
Are you looking to buy rat accessories? As far as possible, make sure that the fixtures are made of wood or other natural or at least harmless materials. Because of their natural urge, rats tend to nibble on the fixtures of their cage.