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Active and smart little animals, rats can make great pets especially for children!
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I am a proud owner of 18 pet rats. I have one Russian blue male who is 1 year old. I have 2 of his babies (1 male, 1 female) who are blue berkshires. I have one blak hooded female and I have one agouti vari female who just gave birth to 13 babies. I have owned rats for about a year and I can't imagine life without them. My Russian blue male (T.C) is the sweetest little guy. He loves to give kisses to everyone. He accompanies me everywhere and people are always amazed that a rat can be so sweet. There are a lot of misconceptions about rats. I hope that websites like this raise awareness of the BEST PETS IN THE WORLD...
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My rat seems to want to kiss people all the time is this love or is she looking for to steal food from people mouths?
I got a rat for my little girls as a bargain with my wife. The first one I bought was Lloyd. Lloyd is a beautiful little silver and white rat and is very calm and loves to be rubbed behind the ears. After doing a little research, I found out they like to have cagemates so I went to pick out another one, but my 5 year old liked a little black and white one "Floyd" and I liked a solid brownish grey one "Boyd", so I bought both of them. They immediately fell in love with each other (literally). I found out soon after I got Floyd and Boyd home that Boyd was the only male (they were all supposed to be females. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do because Boyd is very amorous! I love all three of them already but I don't think I have enough room for all the offspring that I'm likely to have. Got to hand it to Boyd...he's tireless!
After a few days I can tell you that Boyd seems to really love attention (as if he doesn't get enough). It seems to be true that the males are much more social. If I keep all three looks like I'm going to have to get anther aquarium (or 10). The girls love them, and the wiener dog "Zeigler Frank", is absolutley amazed at them. Now I've got to get my wife on board. Maybe she will empathise with them when they go into labor.
One more thing...does anyone know of a "girl" version of the names Lloyd and Floyd?
I Have A Pet Rat Called Crackers.. He Is 2 And A Half And I Got Him As A Christmas Present From A Friend Who Breeds Rats..In The Past Few Weeks I Have Been Noticing A Change In Crackers Breatning Almost Like He Is Wheezing.. Also As I Clean Him Out Once A Week And Play With Him Eveyday His Fur Has Little Brown Bug Like Creatures in it i am not sure if they are lice fleas or ticks.. and can i catch them:S I Am Booking An Appointment For The Vet.. But I Really dont want too lose ihim as he is a great friend and is very well trained.. if somebody noes what im talking about then can you please give me advice.. thank you..
I've had numerous pet rats over the last four years and each has their own personality and quirks. I've had cuddlers, adventurers, and diva's - each a close friend. Loki would wait for me to get home from work and greet me at the door when he heard my car pull in to the drive. He'd climb up my leg, onto my shoulder and lick my bottom lip when I'd say "give mommy kisses". Tony Montana loved to be slid across the floor like a bowling ball and would play fetch with toys and balls. Zoey was a mother 3 times to a total of 36 darling babies. All of our friends used to shy away from the idea of a rodent in the home, but my blue dumbo Skillet melted all of their hearts with his huge ears and tiny body. He's got the silkiest dark silver fur and is cage mates with a fluffy siamese rat. The fur by his ears, tail, face and feet turned dark just like a siamese cats. I read that the color change is temperature related - colder zones turn darker brown, the warmer zones stay a creamy off-white. My boyfriend was indifferent to rats when he met me. He got along well with the 3 rats I brought into his home, but got the full effect of special bonding when we picked out baby Hash-Bones and Skillet from a breeder friend. Now he treats them as if they were our children. Loving and caring for these fuzzy buddies have brought us a little closer to each other, and turned all of our skeptical friends into rat enthusiests.
I love rats as pets. Recently my 3 I had passed away so I am looking for a new young rat companion. If you know any stores in upstate NY please comment. :)
I just got a Rat. She is so cute. She is albino w. red eyes. Her name is Lilly, and I got her at a Mall in Upstate Ny. My mom said not to get a snake or spider, lol. So she didn't say no Rat, so I got a rat. She is cute. My mom was thinking of the other kinds of rats, like when you go into alleys or something. She feel in love with her.
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My pet rats are the smartest and most loveable rats I've ever had. I'm a teenage girl who loves the unusual, so naturally I decided I wanted to breed the animals my parents dread.... the RAT. it started as a back sass at my parents, and turned into a wonderful pet-owner relationship. only a couple of my rats are still with me now, including my favorite Rollie Pollie Ollie's. When all of my friends saw how cool and friendly Roll's is, they wanted his babies. (some people wanted the rats for snake feeding purposes) and i sleep with my Rollies in my shirt sometimes. he's so cute.... want a rat?? lol.
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Rats make fabulous pets. I firsted encounter a rat at my local pet store and fell in love. I ended up with 3 of them. Two are calm and love to sit on my shoulder or in the hood of my sweatshirt and sleep. Along with my 3 female rats are 2 "cow babies" as I call them, aka black and white mice, and another grey silky mouse that I added today because he was not accepted into my mouse tank; I suppose because the female had babies 2 weeks ago and she did not accept the new male. I would recommend a pet mouse or rat to everyone. And I would also recommend them to be in pairs, never alone, especially rats. They are very social and need a lot of attention. If someone wants only one rat, I would suggest that he/she would get several hours of attention a day to keep them happy and healthy. I truly enjoy my pet rats and mice, and I hope that everyone else does too!
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Rats and mice are the most lovable little critters to keep as pets. They can be taught things like tricks, their own name, other names, to come when their called and even to use one corner of their cage to go to the toilet. I have two hooded female rats (Katie Yvon and Stella Anne) with a hooded male mouse (Chow Ling) in the same cage. Be very careful when introducing rats and mice together because in the wild rats with kill and sometimes eat mice. I don't recommend keeping male rats with mice. Females may be okay because they sometimes see them as a defenseless baby rats and adopt them like mine have done. Katie will actually carry him by the scruff and take him back to the rat igloo. Rats are just as tame or even more tame than cats and dogs. I am so attached to my rats that I could never give them up. My rats are honestly the most important things in my life. When I got Katie she was just a pet, then she turned into my daughter....
I'm a proud owner of four little rattie girls and I have to say, I've never met any pet more amusing. They mainly eat rodent block with some cereal mixes but scraps are a frequent and they're just absolutely adorable when it comes to lettuce. Little Dini (Houdini) is infamous with our friends and family for her escape attempts and we swear one day she'll give us a heart attack from her antics. Lily and Sage absolutely love to just be with people and greatly enjoy being petted. Then there's Coda (our little fattie) who loves running around in her ball and exploring. We've never had any biting problems except with Coda who does have a bit of vision trouble. Possibly the cutest thing though is that they'll groom your fingers through the cage bars. I was honestly shocked when my dad agreed to getting pet rats (this is the man who said no to pretty much every other pet imaginable) but I couldn't imagine life without them now.