Monday, 24 March 2014

Review: 'Rats' by Carol Himsel Daly, DVM

Rats by Carol Himsel Daly, DVM, 2002, Barron's, $8.99, softbound, 95 pages. Category/Genre: reference. Cover: excellent. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble. 

This book tells you just about everything you ever wanted to know about rats and how to keep them as companion animals. Filled with great pictures, the book begins with a look at the zoology of rats, behaviour in wild rats, and the senses of rats. 

Breeds of rats are considered, and the reader is given tips on how to select a rat for his home. There's a section on supplies and housing, including a chapter on toys. Care of rats includes the best way to pick up a rat, and what to do when you need to transport your rat. 

Perhaps best of all is the special section on understanding your rat. There's a section at the back that lists website you may want to visit, as well as providing a list for additional reading, both for adults and for children. 

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