Archie the Rat

This website is dedicated to our beloved pet Archie. He is loved, he is missed.

I hope to share a little about the joy of having a rat for a pet, and some helpful information for rat owners, especially when dealing with illness.



Why a rat is a really awesome pet

Respiratory Infections & Warning Signs

Medical Care & Nebulization

Tips for caring for a sick rat

About Chronic and Fatal Illness in Pets

Links for more rat care info

About Us

This is a video of Archie at the doctor's office in his little traveling cage. He was very friendly, loving, sweet and kind, and he had a remarkable amount of personality and charm.

If you are considering getting a rat as a pet, this will demonstrate how sweet and interactive rats can be. Please note that Archie was not feeling really well at this time because of a chronic respiratory infection, sometimes called chronic respiratory disease, but nevertheless he was still loving and affectionate and engaging and every wonderful thing you can imagine.



Archie loved to hide under blankets.


This is Archie when he was younger. Adorable!


Archie eating a few spaghetti noodles on the day after Christmas. Rats hold their food in their hands just like people.


Archie sleeping in a towel.




This website and its affiliates accept no responsibility for misuse or misunderstanding of its information. This website exists solely for the purpose of helping rat owners to recognize potential health problems in their pet rats and to guide them to seeking the best treatment possible from a qualified veterinarian.

Please seek advice and treatment from a qualified Veterinarian if your rat is ill.