I Have Rats For Pets

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    I Don't Have Rats For Pets

      While I don't have rats for pets I know of someone who does. She walks around her home with one on her shoulder and one on her neck. I never thought they were affectionate until I saw hers interacting with her.    I know of someone who lost their beloved pet...
    betchaboots betchaboots
    41-45, F
    Jan 15, 2009

    Rats And Rabbits...

    Yay! i've learned from my stupid mistake that they have strong predatory instincts too. My bro had a little rabbit, and we had them mingle (as we saw on youtube) and the bunch looked fine. then heard a piercing shriek and lo! It was too late, Fasolt fangs were already...
    ratsarecute ratsarecute
    26-30, M
    Nov 18, 2009

    Rats Are Ungrateful Little.................rats

    Who knew?  I thought they would be so happy that I went to the trouble of clearing a room and *rat proofing* it for them. I even put two cages in the room with their food and a hammock in one and toys and tunnels in the other. The doors were left open so they could come and go...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    1 Response May 14, 2012

    I've Got Three!

    I have a blue rat, Moonlight, who is my oldest. she is a little over two years old, and still runs on her wheel! i absolutely adore her. my middle rat. Nutmeg, is 5 months old. she is so sweet, and loves to chew! my youngest rat, Mocha/Cocoa (haven't decided on name), is about to...
    lollyluv101 lollyluv101
    18-21, F
    Jun 1, 2011

    Sukie-Boo and Skittles!

    Sukie-Boo is 2 months old.  She's an albino.  I saw her in a local pet shop, alone in a tank with mite-bitten ears.  I saw how unhappy she was.  It broke my heart to leave her there, even though I was originally looking for a pair of coloured rats instead. I...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    Jun 14, 2009

    Oh Sh*it!!! That's Disgusting.....

    Oh No   I got back last night from a short I week holiday, (touring Northern Ireland) to find that one of my 2 pet rats had died.  He was rotting badly, well past the 'stiffie stage' - his belly was soft and bloated, his feet black and blue, his nose bleeding and his b...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    Jun 7, 2009

    About a Mouse!

    The best way to understand a rat lover, is to read this poem.    “What kind of tw*at would have a pet rat? What’s wrong with keeping a dog or a cat? Rats are horrific, their tails are creepy, they live in sewers, ugh, they are filthy. It makes my skin...
    emmasharn emmasharn
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2009

    Joy Joy Joy!

    Lovely critters they are. I have four male hooded rats (for now). got my first rat just after new year 2009. they're very intelligent and have so much in common with dogs. they run up to you when it's feeding time. they've got personalities too. and they...
    ratsarecute ratsarecute
    26-30, M
    Nov 18, 2009

    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. My...
    KathleenAP KathleenAP
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 27, 2009

    I Love My Pet Rats!

    I just got 2 male rats 2 months ago. This is the first time I've had rats, and I totally love them! When I tell people I have pet rats, I feel obligated to explain, "My landlord wouldn't allow a dog which I really wanted, and I' m allergic to cats," to excuse...
    greentomato greentomato
    1 Response Jan 15, 2009

    I Hate Pet Shops...

    I mean, it's nice to have a place where can get prospective pets (eagerly giving you that 'please take me home' look). but yay!, how thin and badly handled these poor critters are :[
    ratsarecute ratsarecute
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2009
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