Author: June McNicholas

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 0431125651

Category: Rats as pets

Page: 48

View: 2480

Guides the more adventurous pet owner through choosing the right pet, essential equipment, routine care, play, and health and wellbeing of your pet.

Native Mice and Rats


Author: Bill Breed,Fred Ford


ISBN: 064309931X

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 4421

Australia’s native rodents are the most ecologically diverse family of Australian mammals. There are about 60 living species – all within the subfamily Murinae – representing around 25 per cent of all species of Australian mammals. They range in size from the very small delicate mouse to the highly specialised, arid-adapted hopping mouse, the large tree rat and the carnivorous water rat. Native Mice and Rats describes the evolution and ecology of this much-neglected group of animals. It details the diversity of their reproductive biology, their dietary adaptations and social behaviour. The book also includes information on rodent parasites and diseases, and concludes by outlining the changes in distribution of the various species since the arrival of Europeans as well as current conservation programs.


Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior


Author: Carol Himsel Daly

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764120121

Category: Pets

Page: 95

View: 1566

This furry animal's high intelligence makes it one of the most interesting of all caged pets. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are heavily illustrated with color photos and line art, and are filled with reliable, easy-to-understand information on pet care. The many titles in this series show and tell pet owners how to care for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, gerbils, hamsters, and virtually every other animal that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, maintaining health care, housing, proper feeding, and where applicable, grooming and training. Clear, straightforward text comes with high-quality, full-color photos and anatomically accurate line art, as well as helpful tables and charts.

War of the Rats


Author: David L. Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307575371

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6830

For six months in 1942, Stalingrad is the center of a titanic struggle between the Russian and German armies—the bloodiest campaign in mankind's long history of warfare. The outcome is pivotal. If Hitler's forces are not stopped, Russia will fall. And with it, the world.... German soldiers call the battle Rattenkrieg, War of the Rats. The combat is horrific, as soldiers die in the smoking cellars and trenches of a ruined city. Through this twisted carnage stalk two men—one Russian, one German—each the top sniper in his respective army. These two marksmen are equally matched in both skill and tenacity. Each man has his own mission: to find his counterpart—and kill him. But an American woman trapped in Russia complicates this extraordinary duel. Joining the Russian sniper's cadre, she soon becomes one of his most talented assassins—and perhaps his greatest weakness. Based on a true story, this is the harrowing tale of two adversaries enmeshed in their own private war—and whose fortunes will help decide the fate of the world. From the Paperback edition.

Danny's Desert Rats


Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689817762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

View: 2771

T.R. and Danny join their friends in forming a group called the Desert Rats, and their major mission for the summer is helping Paul keep his beloved cat despite their townhouse development's rule against pets.


A Complete Introduction


Author: Daniel R. Schwartz

Publisher: TFH Publications

ISBN: 9780793802043

Category: Pets

Page: 64

View: 6042

Contents: The rat as a companion animal, origin and development, external anatomy and physiology, acquiring a rat, husbandry, handling, nutrition, behavior, reproduction, diseases, sources of additional information.

Bad Rats


Author: Eric Drachman

Publisher: Kidwick Books LLC

ISBN: 0970380941

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 31

View: 8734

Josiah is a rat. He and his friends are also artists and, according to Professor Perimeter, painting outside the box is not very rat-like. These inspired rats teach their professor the value of creativity.

Rats Saw God


Author: Rob Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439115362

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5987

Steve details his descent from bright star to burnout in this newly repackaged edition of the definitive, highly acclaimed novel from the creator of Veronica Mars and Party Down. Houston, sophomore year: Steve is on top of the world. He and his friends are the talk of the school. He’s in love with a terrific girl. He can even deal with “the astronaut”—a world-famous hero who happens to be his father. San Diego, senior year: Steve is bummed out, drugged out, flunking out. A no-nonsense counselor says he can graduate if he writes a 100-page paper. So Steve starts writing, and as the paper becomes more and more personal, he reveals how a National Merit Scholar has become an under-achieving stoner. And in telling how he got to where he is, Steve discovers how to get to where he wants to be.


A Year With New York's Most Unwanted Inhabitants


Author: Robert Sullivan

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847087884

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 8808

Surprisingly funny and compulsively readable, Rats is an unlikely account of a year spent in a garbage-strewn alley in lower Manhattan. Sullivan spends the year with a notebook and night-vision goggles, hunting for fabled rat-kings, trapping a rat of his own, and trying (and failing) to conquer his own fear of rats. He meets the exterminators, garbage men and civic activists who play their part in the centuries-old war between human city-dweller and wild city rat. He travels to a bizarre Midwestern conference on rats that brings together the leading experts on rat history, behaviour, and control (did you know that one pair of rats can produce 15,000 descendants in a year? That rats' teeth are harder than steel?). In the process, he discovers the many ways in which rats' lives mirror those of humans. Sullivan's unusual and absorbing book earns a place alongside the classics of travel writing.

Pet Rats


Author: Colin Patterson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847285708

Category: Pets

Page: 109

View: 1210

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!