Training Your Pet Rat

Author: Gerry Bucsis
Editor: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764112089
Size: 17,96 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 624

Pet owners and animal hobbyists are discovering rats as fascinating and intelligent creatures that can be bred selectively and kept as pets. This book advises on virtually all aspects of caging, feeding, rat management, and training. Although "rat homes" are commercially available, the authors' detailed discussion of caging includes many do-it-yourself ideas on ways to improve on the manufactured versions and convert rat enclosures into structures that better meet hobbyists' needs. There is also advice on rat trainability, and specific instructions for the training of these animals. Approximately 80 full-color photos.

Rat Training

Author: Miriam Fields-Babineau
Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 193704906X
Size: 13,80 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 297

The ultimate survivors that have flourished in the most difficult of circumstances, rats have a long history of being the smartest rodent in the room! Rats are growing more and more popular as pets for adults and children alike. Having raised and trained rats for over forty years, Miriam Fields-Babineau, in her book Rat Training, teaches rat owners to harness that intelligence through a reward and clicker system of training. An avid proponent of reward-based positive-training techniques, the author explains how to create a successful learning environment for your rat as you teach him how to come on command, jump through a hoop, walk on a leash, stand on his hind legs, and much more. Illustrated with color photographs by Evan Cohen and Virginia Broitman, Rat Training includes tips on what to look for when buying a rat, how to care for your new pet, and how to acclimate your rat to other household pets. In the chapter called “Rat Manner,” the author describes how rats think and their social organizations and behavior. Fields-Babineau has trained rats for various purposes, including working in movies, and her chapter called “The Great Rat Race” describes the demands of rat shows and acting careers for rats. The chapter called “Scurry and Hurry” is devoted to agility training and trick training (such as shoulder riding). Resources and glossary included.

The Complete Guide To Rat Training

Author: Debbie Ducommun
Editor: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793806515
Size: 17,35 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 846

Rats are the equal of dogs and cats in playfulness, personality, and intelligence--making them great pets for both children and adults. In fact, over half a million households in the US own a pet rat or mouse. One of only a few books devoted entirely to rat training, The Complete Guide to Rat Training teaches you how to have fun and enhance the relationship you share with your pet rat. The step-by-step format thoroughly and concisely covers a variety of training topics, including positive reinforcement, clicker training, behavior modification, litter training, basic and advanced trick training, and how to set up games and science projects. The authoritative text explains how to read rat behavior and body language so you can understand your rat and learn the similarities between rats and humans. It includes plans and instructions for building training equipment such as mazes and intelligence tests, and provides guidelines that will facilitate a rat's adjustment to domestic life and help foster a lasting relat

Pet Rats And Mice Handbook

Author: Alkeith O. Jackson
ISBN: 9781500762605
Size: 17,42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 459

Rats And Mice is a wonderful animal to have as pets. Before you embark on owning one of these creatures, there's a lot you need to know. Pet Rats And Mice Handbook is an essential primer for the newcomer to pet rats and mice care and a classic to add to any rats and mice lover's collection. Inside you will learn: Housing and caring for pet rats and mice Grooming, hygiene and health care Food and dietary requirements Advice on care of rats and mice covers correct feeding, litter training and health care. Everyone who owns and cares for a pet rat and mice will benefit from the Pet Rats And Mice Handbook. Solid advice on year-round care and feeding, and safe housing and sanitation help every owner need to-- raise happy, healthy Rats And Mice. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this handbook puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Tags: pet mice, rats as pets, rat care, how to care for a pet rat, pet mice care, how to train pet mice, how to train your pet mouse, how to tame a mouse, how to train your pet mouse to do tricks, how to potty train your pet mouse, mice, rats, rat training, rat feeding, ferrets

Fancy Rats

Author: Gisela Bulla
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764109409
Size: 11,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 838

Describes the life cycle and characteristics of fancy rats and offers advice on selecting, feeding, health care, breeding, and caging

Choosing A Hamster Gerbil Guinea Pig Rabbit Ferret Mouse Or Rat

Author: Laura S. Jeffrey
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766040828
Size: 20,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 878

"Discusses the selection, housing, diet, handling, grooming, and health of a new hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, rabbit, ferret, mouse, or rat"--Provided by publisher.

Training Your Puppy

Editor: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1937049086
Size: 14,50 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 248

Your new little puppy is like a sponge during his first few weeks in your home, waiting to soak up all that you can teach him. Take advantage of his willingness to learn! Train your pup properly and you will have a well-behaved adult dog. This Popular Pet Library® Magabook® (magazine-book) includes tips, training and advice from professional trainers and dog experts that will help owners train their furry new family member. Part of the Popular Dogs® Series. From the Editors of Dog Fancy® magazine.

A Rat Is A Pig Is A Dog Is A Boy

Author: Wesley J. Smith
Editor: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594036152
Size: 18,51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 916

Over the past thirty years, as Wesley J. Smith details in his latest book, the concept of animal rights has been seeping into the very bone marrow of Western culture. One reason for this development is that the term “animal rights” is so often used very loosely, to mean simply being nicer to animals. But although animal rights groups do sometimes focus their activism on promoting animal welfare, the larger movement they represent is actually advancing a radical belief system. For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalency between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives. Animal rights ideologues embrace their beliefs with a fervor that is remarkably intense and sustained, to the point that many dedicate their entire lives to “speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Some believe their cause to be so righteous that it entitles them to cross the line from legitimate advocacy to vandalism and harassment, or even terrorism against medical researchers, the fur and food industries, and others they accuse of abusing animals. All people who love animals and recognize their intrinsic worth can agree with Wesley J. Smith that human beings owe animals respect, kindness, and humane care. But Smith argues eloquently that our obligation to humanity matters more, and that granting “rights” to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity. In making this case with reason and passion, A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy strikes a major blow against a radically antihuman dogma.

Pet Rats

Author: Colin Patterson
ISBN: 1847285708
Size: 13,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 872

Nervous pet rat owners (or those who want to get one), if you don't know much about rats but would like your little ratties to be happy and healthy, and stop them from chewing everything, going to the bathroom on you, biting you, and more... then this could be the most important book you'll ever read. Pet rat expert Colin Patterson's complete system will have your ratties trusting you as their close friend, doing neat tricks that impress your friends, and living as long as possible. Even if you're almost never home, you're a total beginner, and you don't have time to read through volumes of time consuming material!

The Truth About Rats And Dogs

Author: Jacqueline Pearce
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1554695503
Size: 12,18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 320

Unlike his perfect older sister, Jenna, Conner hates his piano lessons and gets bad grades in math. He's really good at bike tricks and he loves animals, but his parents have a no-pets rule and they don't take his bike-riding seriously. When the local animal shelter gets overcrowded, everybody in Conner's pet club agrees to take in a foster pet. Conner has to hide his rat, Oscar, from his family, who would never believe that Oscar is smart and cute and pretty lovable. Or would they?