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I Have Pet Rats

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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 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

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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 beer. Apparently my rat is an alcoholic.
    PreferUknown PreferUknown 22-25, F 3 Responses May 6, 2013

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

    and Ramone! They are so nice!
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F Jul 12

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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 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

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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 rat soo bad and the pet stores in my area never have them.
    violetxviolence violetxviolence 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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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 chocolates and we're soooooooo excited. My own rats within our rattery are Zita - who thinks she is a princess and squeaks...
    thyla thyla 18-21, F Jun 17, 2012

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    I had two female rats

    yet I went up state for a week, where then I found out the cleaner moved the cage into the sun and killed them- even though I told her several times not to move it and think she may have done it to spite me because she didn't like the rats. Now I have a new rat called Alastor...
    Itainteasybeinsleazy Itainteasybeinsleazy 18-21 2 Responses Nov 25

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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 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

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    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

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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 beginning to open already. (: I never would've thought my pet rats would make so much of a difference in my life, but...
    Czarmander Czarmander 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    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

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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 him around a lot and he was the sweetest thing. I'd like to get another rat someday.
    electricmoonshine electricmoonshine 19-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2008

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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 food crumbs off my dinner plate and tries to steal my yoghurt. And he is such a sook one friend who didnt...
    luicifersgirl luicifersgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2008

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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 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

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    Bart and Homer are my boys.

    I get a lot a flak from people, but I loooooooooovvvvveeeee them so much.
    Mintallyill Mintallyill 26-30 Jun 18

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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 used to come home from school, put my books down on my bed, and go straight to her. She would ride on my shoulder...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Sep 16, 2012

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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 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 16-17 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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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 social, very people-friendly. She loves to be held and petted, and I love to spoil her with treats. If I'm eating it, she gets a taste...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Apr 26, 2009

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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 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

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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 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 19-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I have rats two girls I also inspired my best

    friend to get them ❤️ they saved my life
    disguisedwithasmile disguisedwithasmile 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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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 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 18-21 1 Response Mar 2, 2009

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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 name. When she was running around, she would sometimes drop by and steal a tacito from my plate. Well, since rats...
    Lucyalicerainbow Lucyalicerainbow 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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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 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

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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, and BANDIT the other sister ,I lost in a 2 month span.They all developed tumors. Caramel was first and  it cost...
    banditsmommy banditsmommy 46-50 5 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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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 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

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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 ( 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

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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, and always followed me about. Sadly he had died from an un-known illness. He will never be forgotten! Zarek, a...
    Toxicwolfheart Toxicwolfheart 13-15, F Jul 11, 2012

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

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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, 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

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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 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 22-25, F May 6, 2013

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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 males. I didnt want males at first, especially since they were born and raised in the pet shop, but i loved...
    sk8tergrl21222 sk8tergrl21222 18-21, T Feb 25, 2008

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    Three

    Three ratty girls. Millie, Etta and Evie. They're adorable.
    CallieSmile CallieSmile 16-17, F Feb 24, 2013

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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 first pet rat when I was browsing through a pet store one day and overheard two people talking about purchasing this rat to feed to their...
    ddnlj ddnlj 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2008

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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 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 8 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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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 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 18-21, F Jun 17, 2013

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    Im such a bad rat momma.

    I love my rats more than anything in the world. One day I said out loud, I will move out even if I have to give away my rats. And then that day one of my heart rats died. I was so upset. It was karma for what I said. Now I will never give my rats away, im gonna keep them forever...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25

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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 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

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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 come to me when I called her (in our own special langauge), and when we got cats, she became extremely possessive of me; she...
    IdleTraveller IdleTraveller 22-25, F 4 Responses May 12, 2009

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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 my sisters (that lived with her) decided she wanted rats, and I went with her to the store. They got out the cage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1, 2012

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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 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 46-50 4 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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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 long...... :-(
    kittypaws1 kittypaws1 31-35 1 Response Sep 23, 2011

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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 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 19-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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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 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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    It sucks to have so many of your pet peeves used at once -.-
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F Nov 30

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    I actually have many pet peeves. I'm not sure which one I'm annoyed by the most. I'm just going to name two that's it. I don't like it when humans correct me. I don't like...
    xjourneyx xjourneyx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I made a list once. Had over 100 things that annoyed me. Here's one: when people don't put the first letter of someone's name into a capital letter... First, middle, last name...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: People who write daily novels on their statuses. Same story every day. Usually somewhere along the lines of counting their daily blessings or how much...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F Nov 27

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