• Rats

    Pet Rats, Making the Cut

    Let’s talk about temperament testing. Not all rats will make good pets even if both parents were the sweetest booboos ever. As a breeder, that means temperament testing is very important to make sure people who adopt from you are getting quality pets that will stay with them in a good home for life. Picking the best pet prospects takes more than one interaction. Here’s what we do at KP Exotics. First, we do not handle rats very much when they’re young. Handling too often early can desensitize rats to humans which can mask behavioral issues that may pop up later in life. At birth and 2 days old we…