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Active and smart little animals, rats can make great pets especially for children!
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what a great site dedicated to our friends and family .. mine is called Sadie, a big healthy male black hooded rat, and the love of my life. he's the best companion i've ever had on the couch when watching TV and never argues about the channel! living on my own i enjoy cooking for 2 and being able to share what i eat with him, he's my best food critic .. ha ha.. his silly antics keep me laughing for hours. sometimes he has free run of my bachelor flat and i have on occasion woken up with him curled up in my bed. as a student we share the same hours, sleep all day, party all night so it's always a joy coming home and he's up wanting to get some love and a run around. only prob is he keeps stealing my smokes, especially when it's the last one. he's crossed borders with me and is now joining me in embarking on the next stage of my life .. leaving the student life behind and starting to work. in about a month we'll be moving into the vast and lonely African Bush together. i can't think of anyone else i'd want with me ..
rats are great. they have to be the funnest animals to have and you do really get attached. one of my rats died from phenmonia and i cried for ages and ages. now we have 2 new ones, roxy and tia. i still miss my old rat but love these ones too. i recommend rats to anyone, they are great.
shavings are never good for rats, carefresh, yesterdays news of the cardboard squares are the best.
also it is never ok to keep rats on their own ever, unless they have severe behaviour problems.
rats make fantastic pets providing all adaquate measures are taken to keep them as happy as possible. also tanks arent suitable, large tall cages, preferably aviarys, or the critter 3 (pain to clean) are the best, critter cages are inexpensive too
Pet rats rock! I grew up with serveral hamsters and one mouse, because my parents would not let me get a rat. Now I am married and have my own place, and 6 rats. They are a lot more friendly than hamsters and mice! They like to be picked up, and they love spending time playing and cuddling with you!
My fave of all pets! I made the mistake of getting a male & a female, and eventually I was raising them for pets. I had every color variation of hooded rat there was. A wild rat got into my house once, and my tame rats Big Daddy and Aristotle killed it! No joke. They are great!
I've only had my little ratty for a few weeks, but she is already a far better companion than the man I thought I was going to marry ever was. She's just like a mini dog, and heaps easier to look after. I'm hoping to get her a playmate soon too, because I feel bad leaving her alone all day.
Keep enjoying your rats everyone, and let the human 'dirty rats' of the world look after themselves.
Del in OZ
laura lee mills
my pet rat's name is wendsday. it is gray. it is the cuteist little thing, i love wendsday.
My name is Sarah I am 13 years old & this is my story and advice. In 2003 I got my first rat, he was beautiful. he was a friendly soul and I trained him to collect treats from my hand. he would have left over's from our dinner's. He liked sultana bran and fruit loop cereals, also chocolate but I couldn
Rats are wonderful pets and are very loveable. I originally bought two rats: Midnight and Coco(both albino),whom the guy at the pet store assured me were both female. But three weeks later, it turned out he was wrong. Coco had two babies, one was stillborn. The surviving pup was named Fufu and he is now a very lively and inquisitive six-month-old. I love all of them and they are very rewarding pets but they are by no means a responsibility that should be taken lightly. I would definately encourage any potential rat owners to buy from a reputable breeder if at all posible. And research diligently PRIOR to puchase, by book and by web in order to make a clear decision as to whether or not rats are right for you and to be well informed so that your new friend can have the best possible life.