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I Have Pet Rats

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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 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 so I squeezed and to my surprise it was a pimple. I was really freaked out about it so I went to ask.com and I found out that it...
    sissyanne18 sissyanne18 18-21 Mar 18, 2009

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 16, 2012

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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 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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    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 don't compare to my rats.  I love them so dearly, and there are times I will put my bank account in the negative to...
    lost33 lost33 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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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 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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    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 Tubbington the III, and they other is Esmerelda. They are precious, and I love them so much!They are active, funny...
    Arianna2013 Arianna2013 16-17, F Jul 24, 2011

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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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    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 dirt poor and need a pet, but have no extra money... please no rude comments, but if anyone knows of things I can make bedding and...
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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 them with me!
    willrock4food willrock4food 18-21, F Aug 3, 2010

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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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    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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    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. SOOO I bought another one ^^ BUUUUUUTTTTTTT The one was REALLY a boy, and they had 7 babies.. NOW one of the girls were mis...
    NightRiverofSerenity NightRiverofSerenity 18-21, F 7 Responses May 1, 2009

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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 feeling depressed and horrible, since Dahlia was the last to go. My parents were gone today for around two hours. When they came home, my mom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 16, 2010

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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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    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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    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 excited to get one. His name is Scraps. I am going to take him to the vet soon, to get him fixed and he's sneezing...
    candiepandie candiepandie 16-17 1 Response Aug 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 been the post positive pet experience I have ever had. I keep the doors on the cage open during the day.  ...
    MethanolCigarettes MethanolCigarettes 70+ 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    my pet rats are my bestfriends. rats are amazing pets. (-:
    lacalovesyou lacalovesyou 16-17, F Apr 6

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    People who judge me based on what I wear or because I have piercings and tattoos. Especially those who say "how do you expect to get a job with those." News flash, it's 2014... I...
    DarkHorse18 DarkHorse18 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I hate messy stuff! Especially bathroom manners please! Slow drivers! People who ask me to repeat anything I have said is the worst! Judgemental people- get a life! People thinking...
    vipasana1 vipasana1 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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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...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Here are some of my pet peeves... • People who drive less than 10 km/h below the speed limit • The dishwasher not being loaded correctly • People turning up at my house...
    LittleCube LittleCube 22-25, F Apr 8

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    My moms boyfriend comes over and I love him all the time, it's great having him around,but he always leaves the toilet seat up...my man doesn't even do this. It really annoys me, I...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I have a bunch but the most frequent one's are 1) when i have to brush my teeth i have to discard a small amount of toothpaste before i apply it to my toothbrush 2)when im...
    DesignXrejected DesignXrejected 18-21, M Apr 9

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    1.) When people chew with their mouth open or talk with their mouth full. 2.) I don't care how old they are, but it really ticks me off when someone is disrespectful. 3.) When...
    DoveBreath DoveBreath 26-30, F