Cheap, easy DIY toys for small pets. Just use the toilet paper and paper towel rolls you're already throwing out to make affordable toys for chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and other small pets.
Rats are very intelligent animals and thus need interesting cages and toys to keep them stimulated. Even if you do not own any tools, know how to sew, or have much time to build anything fancy, there are still many simple and easy ways to.
All rats should have a free range area. Even if your rats have a large cage it is important for them to have time outside the cage to run around and socialize with you. This page provides some ideas of what to put in your play area, where to set up.