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I Have Pet Rats

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    My First At 14 - I got my first pet rat when I was 14. She was large, pure white (not an albino), and had the sweetest disposition. She was the second animal that I ever loved. I...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Sep 16, 2012

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    My Rats Are My Life! - I have compensated for the fact that I can't have kids due to illness by having ratties as pets.  I have other pets, cats, a dog, and 2 mice...but they...
    lost33 lost33 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    My Alphabet Rattery - My sister orignally started our Rattery, and we have had many pet rats and litters over the past 4 1/2 years. We have just started breeding downunders and...
    thyla thyla 18-21, F Jun 17, 2012

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    I Got Another Rat For My Birthday! <3 - I Got Another Rat for My Birthday! <3 Fri Jul 16, 2010, 7:14 PM My parents bought me a rat today for my 22nd birthday! ^_^ I've been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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    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...
    BlueberryMunchkin BlueberryMunchkin 31-35, F Sep 22, 2011

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    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...
    LadyLaurenJayne LadyLaurenJayne 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Zarek And Rettin - Those two little guys will never be forgotten! Rettin, was my very first rat, he was such a special little critter. He'd be awake when I was, asleep when I was...
    Toxicwolfheart Toxicwolfheart 13-15, F Jul 11, 2012

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    Ewwww - 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...
    CherryWinterStorm CherryWinterStorm 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Keesa And Polly - I have two rats, Keesa and Polly.  They're the first rats I've ever had.  And while I've always been a cat lover, I have to say that these two rats have...
    MethanolCigarettes MethanolCigarettes 70+ 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    I Used to Have a Pet Rat - She was awesome. Ebony only loved me ... except for the couple of times my sis had mates around and she loved one of them. But Ebony would normally only...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller 22-25, F 4 Responses May 12, 2009

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    I Can't Believe What Great Pets Rats Make - Lots of people don't believe that, but rats are sweet, smart, cuddly and fun. It's a shame they have such a short life span. I got my...
    ddnlj ddnlj 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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    I Miss Them - I have had 6 pet rats, my last one died last summer. I honestly used to HATE rats and was always quite scared of them. One winter I was staying with my aunt, one of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1, 2012

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    My Rats - I have four hooded rats (Marley, Catnip, Nicky, and Twitchy) and recently Nicky and Marley had a litter of 9 babies. They're growing up so fast and their eyes are...
    Czarmander Czarmander 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    I Want Rats So Bad - But my parents won't let me have any right now, I have three cats to take care of, and MOST IMPORTANTLY I can't find any breeders in my area. I want a dumbo...
    violetxviolence violetxviolence 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    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...
    bubblz94 bubblz94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    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...
    kittypaws1 kittypaws1 31-35 1 Response Sep 23, 2011

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    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...
    PreferUknown PreferUknown 22-25, F May 6, 2013

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    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...
    klynnmg klynnmg 16-17 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    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...
    Maddierattie Maddierattie 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Three - Three ratty girls. Millie, Etta and Evie. They're adorable.
    CallieSmile CallieSmile 13-15, F Feb 24, 2013

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    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...
    Friends54 Friends54 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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    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...
    PreferUknown PreferUknown 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6, 2013

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    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...
    swimorsink swimorsink 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2011

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    Happy Ending - I had the sweetest little girl albino rat that someone could ever have. I would let her run around the apartment and she would always come back when I called her...
    Lucyalicerainbow Lucyalicerainbow 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    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...
    KathleenAP KathleenAP 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2009

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    I Have A Question About Rats.. - I want to get a pet rat, but I want to make an environment that consists of items I can find at home, and food I can find in my own cabinet.. I am...
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    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...
    Nankurunaisa Nankurunaisa 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2010

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    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...
    pitbullbeauty pitbullbeauty 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2009

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    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...
    msvie msvie 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    18 Rats and More Coming!!! - In the Begining, I bought a rat who was being sold as snake food. She was so beautiful, so I bought her. THEN I found that they arn't solitary animals...
    NightRiverofSerenity NightRiverofSerenity 18-21, F 7 Responses May 1, 2009

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    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...
    shastaa shastaa 13-15, F Jul 24, 2011

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    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...
    22firestorm 22firestorm 31-35, M Apr 29, 2013

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    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...
    Ratluvor Ratluvor 46-50 4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Gerald - I'm living on the university campus and am not allowed pets! so naturally i have a rat!!! His name is gerald and he is the biggest sweetie in the world.  He nibbles...
    luicifersgirl luicifersgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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    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...
    womenofsteele womenofsteele 19-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    My Precious... - I was looking for a new animal. Something small like a bunny, hamster, another cat, I never thought I'd get a rat. Well actually I got 2.Their names are Princess...
    Arianna2013 Arianna2013 16-17, F Jul 24, 2011

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    Whiskers - I actually don't have a rat any more, but up until I was maybe 5 or 6, I had an albino rat named Whiskers. I don't remember incredibly clearly any more, but I carried...
    electricmoonshine electricmoonshine 19-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2008

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    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...
    womenofsteele womenofsteele 19-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    I Have To Leave Them!!! :( - I'm very excited because I am going to live / work in Dublin for 2 months next week but I'm reaaaally going to miss my ratties!!! I wish I could take...
    willrock4food willrock4food 18-21, F Aug 3, 2010

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    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...
    sissyanne18 sissyanne18 18-21 1 Response Mar 2, 2009

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    God's Gift - I miss all 5  of my rats more than my dogs.2 years ago 1 at a time Benny girl bald rat ,Caramel one of 2 sister female hoodies, i saved from being petshop snakefood...
    banditsmommy banditsmommy 46-50 5 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    Binky!!!!!!! -  my rat, binky died in a fire when i was 5, i miss him sooo much!!!!!!!!!!
    DeathByCupcakes DeathByCupcakes 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2009

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    Heebie Sheebie Is a Cute Little Baby - I adopted a hooded rat from my friend's daughter. Heebie has been home with me now for eight days, and she is a delight. She is extremely...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Apr 26, 2009

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    Rats! - I have two of them that i keep in my room. My mom didnt like the idea, so i went out one day and bought them myself! I named one Punk, and the other Amelio. They are both...
    sk8tergrl21222 sk8tergrl21222 18-21, T Feb 25, 2008

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    Scraps The Rat - So today I got my first pet rat. My mom always told me stories about how she would bring her rats to school and a bunch of stories about her friends rats, I was so...
    candiepandie candiepandie 16-17 1 Response Aug 19, 2010

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    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...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F Jun 17, 2013

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    I Learned Something New. - The other day I was feeding my hairless rat, Paul, and I noticed a bumb on his shoulder blade. Well I thought he had hurt himself and got a puse bubble...
    sissyanne18 sissyanne18 18-21 Mar 18, 2009

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    When people don't flush the toilet after going to the bathroom. It's disgusting. Why? I don't care if it's 3AM, please flush the toilet because trust me, no one's going to wake up...
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