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Active and smart little animals, rats can make great pets especially for children!
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I originally bought two rats, and i loved them so much i went out and got a third one about three months later! theyre great pets because they dont live long enough for you to get bored with them, and they arent afraid of you like other small rodents. theyre affectionate and intelligent pets and are the tiny equivelent of a puppy. my personal advice is to ALWAYS get more then one lone rat, this makes them very depressed to live alone.
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How could you call such wonderful creatures great friends and then embrace their short life spans so you don't get too bored with them. You should never own any animal if that is how you view things. Would your mother have said that about you if you bored her? Darn this kid will be around way too long and I'm so bored of it.
cara eats poop -
You got that right girl!
That is awful to use their precious lifespan to your advantage if you get bored with them..
Hello I have three pretty little girls and am looking for a mile rat now. So that can have some babies. I am looking for a cinnamon or orange . If anyone can help point me to the right place. Thank you.
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jean thornley -
Hi, my name is Jean.
Reading your messages about your pet rats has had me in tears.
I like yourselves have had my heart completely taken over by my first rat since I rescued some from the school lab many years ago.
Rolo was bought from our local pet shop as a replacement after loosing my beloved great dane bruce.
Now rolo is just as important to me, I have added another 14 to my rat family, it takes me a good few hours to let them out to play, but worth every minute, good luck with yours,they are worth it....jean
I have a question for some of you people out there I own 5 fancy rats right this second but one of my rats is super protective over the cage and I had to separate him from the rest of the the boys before they killed him or he killed one of them. He chases them up and down the cage mercilessly when they are caged together and just won't let up, the two new ones are his brothers so I don't understand his attitude change no one gets more attention then any of the others plus he gets added attention from us so what could it be?
I used to have a wonderful blond rat named jean-bob. he was a great companion and lived in my home for several years. his favorite place was on my shoulder and he loved to crawl into my hair. he had a cage that he stayed in when i was not at home. ferret cages seemed to work wonderfully for all the rats I have owned over the years. They tend to find a way out of the lids on aquariums. Jean-bob is the only rat I ever owned that liked hot tea. He would go crazy over dried cranberries. When I would go to bed, he would bang his toys against the cage, run around, and make every noise he could until I would bring him to bed. He would then curl up in my hair and go to sleep with me. In my opinion, rats are the best companions. For adults and children. This article was very informative, but everyone should know that as long as you care for your rat and love them, they can be the best companion you ever get.
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Wow, my mom said I could get a pet rat if I get all A's this year. I'm halfway through the year and all A's =D. My cat Elliot died and my dad will NEVER get a cat or dog! My mom is actually going for a rat! Amazing. I have a little Russian Winter White Dwarf Hamster and he is the sweetest thing! I never knew a rat can be so much like a cat or dog. I can't wait to get one!
That is sooo sweet I used to have a pet rat her name was skittles and she loved to eat brie cheese and would play hide and go seek with me on the couch and of course I would look for her and she would always be under one of the pillows. She was like having a puppy she acted like one too! She was white with red eyes like an albino, well she was an albino!
Okay I need some help, I keep reading everywhere that rats are social animals and cuddly and friendly, so my partner and I acquired a little guy (Manky) from a pet shop two weeks back. In retrospect I should have gone to a breeder, but I didn't know then what I do now.
So my problem is Manky keeps biting me. He has nipped my partner once, but he has bitten me four times, two nips leaving scabs and two on my hand that are very severe and deep bites, spilling blood everywhere.
How do I make Manky like me? I play with him every day but now with gloves as I am scared of being bitten, last night he was running around happily exploring the room, then ran over to me and bit my foot.
Please help me!
I just got my rat Reggie a couple weeks ago. He's very timid and I thought after a while he would get used to his surrounding but he still hasn't. Whenever I take him out, he starts sneezing in fright. Unfourtunately, he's gotten kind of fat from lack of excercise. I got him a wheel and a ball to run in, but he's too scared to use them. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can help him adjust?
I've got a pair of gray Dumbo rats, they each were the last of the batch, all alone, at the local pet store. Now 3.5 years later, they are still going. Mousie is a tottery old man now and is sick with respiratory illness after his belly cleared an 1" infection. We thought it was cancer, but it opened up and with the usual care and a visit to the vet, he got better! Scooter is still strong and climbs and runs and his eyes bug out he is so interested. Pretty amazing for 3.5 years old! Watching rats get old is like watching people age in high speed. A rat day is one human month. A lot can change in a day. Over a few days Mousie can't hold his food anymore but eats it between his forearms. But he is still very interested in it! Especially in the cashew treats. Rats are wonderful pets, and I'll get another set.
I have a pet rat called sheru. He has been with me for just over an year. He has an interesting personality. In fact he is very much like a human child with his mood swings and tantrums. Even though he loves to be cuddled, at times he gets very offended. H is a healthy male rat who love watermelon, tea and cucumbers. H also has the experience of traveling by train, autorickshaw and bus with me. Dring summers, he loves to venture into the bathroom and loves walking on the wet floor. H is very scared of heights and thinks a lot before jumping from even a small height. He loves shredding paper and roams free in my room. I pray he continues to live a healthy and happy life.
Hello, I recently got 1 fancy Rat(Molly) and 1 dumbo rat(Anne). Ive had the fancy rat for about 5 months and decided to go by it a friend. Once I got to the pet store (Pets Mart) I seen they only had Dumbo Rats, so I bought one. Anne (Dumbo) she is finally starting to get use to us handling her now after 2 weeks. They are very funny to watch and they do make great pets. A lady that works with my daughter at Pets Mart ask my daughter if she wanted two more Fancy rats Aurora and Ariel (sister) 1yr old in August. So now we have 4 pet rats. My wife was terified of rats before we got our 4 new pets, now she adores them and see's the misconception of rats.
Whenever I hold my rats they scratch me as they have big nails. Will I get plague or any other disease. They are white in colour and very adorable. They even lick my hand I always make a point to wash my hands. Pls reply what to be done. I have got big big marks on my hands b'coz of their nails. I am really afraid now as my friends are telling me I should check with a dctr. Pls reply soon.