Toys for rats in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Activities for your rats: challenge and encourage them using toys
Rats are by no means as simple-minded as many assume. On the contrary, these small animals are extremely social, clever and playful creatures. This is why as an owner you should keep your fancy rat busy and give them a lot of attention. The best way to do this is by providing a variety of toys to stimulate your rat’s natural instincts. If the animal does not feel challenged or stimulated, it can quickly become bored – which can eventually result in aggressive behaviour or physical problems.
Rats need activity: There are different kinds of toys to choose from
Rats love toys! From balls and climbing toys to special toys that help them develop their dexterity and sharpen their senses: These lively small animals always want to be kept busy and discover new things. If you take care of your rat’s needs by buying and making rat toys, you will ensure that your pet is content and well-balanced.
Sniffing mats, for example, are popular with fancy rats. This type of rat toy is not only a place for the animals to snuggle, but also serves as a hunting toy: as soon as you distribute the food for your animal crumb by crumb within the fluffy mat, it will instinctively search for it. This awakens your rat’s natural impulses. After all, they have to search for food in the wild in the same way.
Tunnels are also very popular with rats, because in the wild they prefer to retreat into burrows or holes they have dug themselves. A hay tunnel, which you can also buy at Maxi Zoo, serves several purposes: Your fancy rat can safely hide and play here, and at the same time nibble on its nutritious shelter.
Toys for rats: Important consideration
Make sure that the toy for your rat is made of natural or at least safe materials. Wood is always the best choice. Rats are classed as nibbling creatures for a reason. It is quite possible that your animal will nibble away at its toys. You should never stop your pet from gnawing, because it also promotes the health of your rat’s teeth.
Old toilet paper rolls, paper bread bags, shoe boxes or other thin cardboard boxes can also be used to keep your pet entertained in a species-appropriate way. Rats love to dig around in old paper scraps, nibble on them or tear them up.
Would you like to buy some toys for your rats? In the Maxi Zoo online shop you will find a wide selection of high-quality products that are guaranteed to keep your small animal entertained.