I Have Pet Rats

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 334 People

    I Love Rats!

    I got my two boy rats about two months ago and I love them! I read about rats before getting them and they sounded so perfect- people say a dog is a man's best friend but they were forgetting about rats! There's so much prejudice against rats but they are the most loveliest...
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    1 Response Oct 19, 2010

    Anyone Have Any Rat Questions?

    I am sure that I am not the most rat-knowledgeable person on the group, but I have a very boring few days ahead of me, so would like to offer my services :) I started keeping pet rats in 1997 when my bestfriend and I shared a house at university. Our first rats came from a boy...
    BlueberryMunchkin BlueberryMunchkin
    31-35, F
    Sep 22, 2011

    Bart and Homer are my boys.

    I get a lot a flak from people, but I loooooooooovvvvveeeee them so much.
    Mintallyill Mintallyill
    Jun 18, 2014

    I have two Pet Rats, Both girls named Kookie &

    Pepsi. They are sisters and are exactly 4.56683 months old (On 09/03/15). Kookie is a either a Dove, Blue or Mink Berkshire Rat (It's hard to tell which color she is, as she is still young) & Pepsi is a Hooded Agouti Rat. Kookie is Definitely more Friendly and Active, a great...
    Jazzo12 Jazzo12
    26-30, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    My Amazing Come Back From Dead Story

    Ok this may not be a rat story ... But it sure is amazing I had a mouse called smuggle she was 2 and a half when this happened I was at a sleep over at my friends , when I got home she was dead I was really sad she was my special mouse I crude and cryed but... As we passed the...
    Maddierattie Maddierattie
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2013

    I have 3 boys. kohei (koko) tino

    and smokey (mocha or mochaccino). hands down they are my favorite pet ever.
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    My Rat Passed Away :(

    My rat Sugar passed away on tuesday from a tumor. I had just taken her to the vet three days before because her appetit had weakened and she had a spontaneous case of mites. She also looked more bloated than usual. I cried from the house all the way to the vet's office, where I...
    Nankurunaisa Nankurunaisa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2010

    This Is Bad

    I was drinking an opened kind of flat beer from the fridge, and holding my rat and she ran up and started drinking from the lip of the can! I forgot that rats love beer. Apparently my rat is an alcoholic.
    PreferUknown PreferUknown
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2013

    A Rattie Rescue...

      in july of 2007, i saved a tiny brown rat from the perils of a domestic boa constrictor..actually, the snake was rather full from her large feast but still had a few helpings to go..and so began my infinite love for the sweetest, funniest pet i've ever known as...
    pitbullbeauty pitbullbeauty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2009

    I am moving near puyallup WA in 2 weeks I have

    adult and baby rats I cant keep all of them anyone interested let me know, I would also trade baby rats. also I love seeing cage decor so pix of cages would be cool to give me ideas. I have 2 female (1 B&W hooded) (1 grey) & 2 male adults. (1 black (not for trade)) & 1 dk...
    Korram Korram
    22-25, F
    Mar 10, 2016

    Love Rats

    i had fancy rats for about 4 years, then i moved in with someone with cats so decided wasnt best to buy any new ones, but best pets ever! down side is they dont live long...... :-(
    kittypaws1 kittypaws1
    1 Response Sep 23, 2011

    Really? I wrote a story about socializing my

    pet rats and it's too inappropriate?? What did I say it's literally just me asking if I'm socializing my rats right ARGH! Maybe I'll just put the story in the comments. I could use advice!!
    Hush92 Hush92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2016


    Three ratty girls. Millie, Etta and Evie. They're adorable.
    CallieSmile CallieSmile
    18-21, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    Happily Infested

    with Ratties :) I have wanted a pet rat since I was a kid, and just last week I started acquiring my very first rats. I bought the first two under the guise of them being for my 5 & 7 yr olds - so those rats were named Mr. Cuddles and Darth Vader. But within a couple of days I...
    msvie msvie
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2013

    "EWWW" tats what your saying isnt it iv been a

    rat owner for 4 years now and they are awsome they are cute they ar not loud they are soft and nice they are fricken awsome i love them you should think about getting some if you have none as i always say "steals your cheese steals your heart"
    LexiMarieTherien LexiMarieTherien
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    So I Got A Pet Rat...

    Her name is Hana and she is just so cute! She likes to play in my hair. We have only had her since Friday and already she will climb up on my hand or my boyfriend's hand. She likes pickles.I am aware that I look kind of like a creeper here, but I was kind of drunk and Hana does...
    PreferUknown PreferUknown
    26-30, F
    May 6, 2013


    That's one of the reactions I get when I tell people that I have a pet rat and it happens quite alot too. I am a dog walker/petsitter so new clients always ask "What do you have at home?!" And that's when I tell people about my beloved Pipsqueak aka Pippy- Rat! The reaction is...
    CherryWinterStorm CherryWinterStorm
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    Meet Izzy And Bella

    Yes, together their name is Isabella, I Love these girls  they mean everything to me   They are so funny, they keep me alright, when i get home after work, my mom don't even say hi, then i walk to my room and they perk right up and are so happy to see me its an amazing feeling...
    bubblz94 bubblz94
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2011

    I have two sisters, Ruby

    and Victoria. We got them from a friend of my moms because his daughter became allergic to them. Also partly the reason cats don't like me. I smell like dog and eat.
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    May 24, 2015

    I have five handsome boys in a HUGE cage.

    Most of my boys are rescue. Two of them only have 1/4 inch of tail. I'm dreading my oldest man passing away, he's about 3 years old now.
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2015

    A Random Amazing Decision

    I went to a Unitarian Renaissance fair. there were rat breeders there with their rats. i fell in love with their faces and funny personalities. i got one rat. BMO. my boyfriend fell in love with BMO. the next day we ended up driving 45mins to the rat breeders in a horrible storm...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror
    22-25, F
    Jun 17, 2013

    I Love My Rats Barry And James!

    My two 18 month old fancy rats are amazing! I love them so much. They are intelligent, loving and just adorable. I hate the fact people think of them as dirty, vicious rodents when in fact they are the complete opposite.   My boys are very ill at the moment and i have never...
    swimorsink swimorsink
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2011

    R.i.p Miss Abbey Mae

    In february of 2011 around valentines day a friend of mine rescued a small baby rat from a pet store. She was a feeder rat so i was happy my friend saved a life for 8$. She called me and said i could have her. My mom and i drove to her house and she handed me a paper bag with a...
    klynnmg klynnmg
    1 Response Nov 17, 2012

    i have 2 male rats there my first ones

    but i think there ace, apart from the ammount of cleaning then they need.
    SuperToo SuperToo
    46-50, M
    Mar 16, 2016

    I really don't understand

    why domestic pet rats are so frowned upon. Honestly the best pets that I have ever had before. I have a male called Mr Beads and three girls named Little Black Girl, Arya and Pumpkin. Live on Rat Lovers!
    elenorr elenorr
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    I Have 4 Rats

    I just had my 21st bday on august 1st and i thought i would get me a friend or should i say 4 lol. so i got my first rat, Jack, but then the next day i thought he should have a friend so i got Remy. then a week later i built them a big cage then thought he how bout 2 more so then...
    womenofsteele womenofsteele
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 15, 2007

    My Hairless Rat, Paul.

    Before I got Paul, I never knew there were hairless rat. Then my beloved hamster, Panda Bear, died of old age and I decided to get another. But when I was looking at the little critters I saw Paul and I was curous and just had to hold him. Once he was in my arms I just fell in...
    sissyanne18 sissyanne18
    1 Response Mar 2, 2009

    I Wish I Was...

    A rat. More specifically, one of my rats, or another domesticated rat. When I come home in the afternoons, the first thing I do is go say hi, and they're always asleep. I always keep the top cage door open, because rats are smart: they won't jump unless they know where they're...
    LadyLaurenJayne LadyLaurenJayne
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

    By Far The Love Of My Life

    From a young age I'd loved rodents. I've owned **** tonnes of hamsters before but last year, on a Saturday, I decided that I wanted a rat. For a week I worked on my parents till they gave in of the countless videos and arguments (I put up a good case). For two days we looked at...
    Friends54 Friends54
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2013

    I just got my first two baby ratties a few days

    ago. Their names are Buffy and Wednesday. I love them so much already! They are already grooming my fingers and bruxing and climbing up onto my shoulders to play in my hair. So in love 😌💕
    synysterkates synysterkates
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2015

    My rats are starting to become more

    affectionate to me, and one of my girls spent the past hour pretty much sitting on my stomach and crawling around in my lap. She is ok with petting, her sister isn't as comfortable with me yet and still runs back to her cage, nervous. However despite the progress they still won...
    Hush92 Hush92
    22-25, F
    Apr 13, 2016

    Rats Are Wonderful

    I had lots of rats growing up, and when my last one died, my dad said no more rats, so today Im convincing him!! :D But my favorite rat of all time was Abby ( I LOVED THEM ALL!) She was a pure black rat. I am still not sure why she died. But she lived a pretty good time, 2 years...
    shastaa shastaa
    13-15, F
    Jul 24, 2011

    After 9 years of mice

    and mum saying no to a pet rat.. I went out today and brought a heart melter and changer!! She is only a baby, but she has stolen my heart in just minutes of having her!! Like she is literally sleeping on me this minute! I can't believe she trusts me this much already!!! I'm...
    Catho Catho
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    Nothing is more rewarding

    than seeing shy animals open up to you over time. My lab rats that I rescued started out too scared to leave the cage and would run away from my hand. Just now, after only 2 days with them they are running out of their cage and exploring, eating out of the palm of my hand and...
    Hush92 Hush92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2016
    ggbone ggbone
    22-25, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    I currently own 9 male ratties

    and all of them are very sweet. We have a split level cage for them, but we had to separate 3 of them since Amigo (ironically) wouldn't stop picking on the older guys. The guys who live on the top part are: Picard, Data, Albert, Possum, Herbie, Baxter. The bottom part is home to...
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    1 Response Mar 1, 2016

    Recently I have acquired my first rat,

    and boy is he different than a rabbit or a chinchilla! I've got a lot of learning to do. :)
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2015

    Wonderful Pets, They Just Need to Live Longer

    I have had rats for pets for about the last 8 years. They are usually the most wonderful pets. I have had a couple that were not very social, almost completely scared of human contact no matter how much we try to socialize them. The rest were very friendly and lots of fun...
    KathleenAP KathleenAP
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2009

    I Lost My Darling Pet Rat "SPIRIT" Last Night

    Dear fellow RATLUVORS, I have 5 girls now, & lost SPIRIT last night from a tragic accident.  The guilt is eating away at me.  I recently allowed my rats to run free in my home along with my 7 cats.  I actually found it entertaining, exciting to watch those...
    Ratluvor Ratluvor
    4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    I have rats two girls I also inspired my best

    friend to get them ❤️ they saved my life
    disguisedwithasmile disguisedwithasmile
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014
    the2wolves the2wolves
    26-30, M
    Sep 29, 2015

    They are very sweet angels.

    I will post pictures eventually. Their names are Godfrey, Raskolnikov ("Rodka"), and Razumikhin ("Ratzu") and they are my little friends. They were all feeders. I love them all.
    aliencentric aliencentric
    18-21, M
    Dec 22, 2015

    I have two adorable rats; Harry ( a naked rat )

    and Ramone! They are so nice!
    faithandfree faithandfree
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2014

    they're so precious, they have helped me

    so much lately with feeling less lonely. they're such smart little animals and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.
    suicidegetout suicidegetout
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2014

    I Miss Pet Rats.

    I've had a couple cool ones . Especially my first. She was so smart . Like a smart dog is. She would come when I would call. Never was I worried she'd run away.she was the best rat. One day I'll have em again but not now I'm just too busy.
    22firestorm 22firestorm
    31-35, M
    Apr 29, 2013
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