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PostSubject: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:39 pm

well guys my dad finally said yes, i ordered my 2 baby hairless rats from petsupplies plus yesterday. Smile you guys dont know this but my first pet was a hairless rat, i know people think eww gross but their really cute and sweet! ive had about 4 hairless rats over the years and they make great pets, except their lifespan isnt very long. its about 2-3 years, its shorter than regular rats because their prone to health problems. but i love rats and im really excited about it!
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:20 pm

Yay for you! (??) <-(I'm not a big fan of rats! Haha!)

And especially yay for the lucky little rats!!!

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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:50 pm

I'm a rat lover. They're a lot like puppies. Mine used to live loose on a book shelf and use a litter box.

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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:08 pm

I had a colleague trying to rehome some rats and I learned about them. I think the short lifespan would be too hard to take, for me, but they are very cool pets! I was kind of disappointed when I didn't wind up with them.
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:36 pm

I never had rats but had Flying Squirrels as pets. I catch older wild adults and give them a nest box (just like a parrot) then hand raise tame babies.I was always carring babies in my shirt pocket at school, (they sleep most all day). Even had a screen door on my bedroom so they wouldn't take over the house.Mostly they slept in the closet or in the dresser draws.Seems they lived a older life span than 3 yrs though.
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:43 pm

Oooooh! Rat Babies! So jealous!

I had them as a teen, but the hubby draws the line at 2 cats and what will (hopefully) be 4 feathered friends within the next year or so!
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:48 pm

Yay, rats! The hypodermic needle teeth of rodents freak me out, but I must admit rats do have the cutest personalities.

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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:41 pm

They're so smart. Not as smart as birds, but still pretty smart.

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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:18 am

the rats at school made me fall in love again Smile and the short lifespan is hard but its very rewarding having them as pets Smile capt i had flying squirels when i was younger Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:24 am

Flying squirrels as pets? o.O

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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:18 pm

Rats make great pets! When I worked with small animals, I used to sway the parents from hamsters/gerbils to the rats - especially for kids who wanted to be hands on (literally).

I was never bitten by a rat, but those darn hamsters caused me to bleed so many times (probably as I was bit once, and they sensed the fear, but also that whole nocturnal sleep pattern).
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:20 pm

We had hamsters when I was young. There is a long story there I won't go into, but I never was bitten.
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:19 pm

crystalsbirdtoys wrote:
Rats make great pets! When I worked with small animals, I used to sway the parents from hamsters/gerbils to the rats - especially for kids who wanted to be hands on (literally).

I was never bitten by a rat, but those darn hamsters caused me to bleed so many times (probably as I was bit once, and they sensed the fear, but also that whole nocturnal sleep pattern).

As a child, I hated sleeping over at my friends houses who had hamsters. Not that I'm scared of rodents, but because those little monsters would dig, chew, and run ALL NIGHT LONG. I have no idea how those people managed to sleep.

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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:49 pm

Flying Squirrels are the same way, fly onto your head when your sleeping, chase each other around the room at night, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:32 pm

Thats great!
Sadly I am allergic to rats, I get hives when I hold them Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:33 pm

crystalsbirdtoys wrote:
Rats make great pets! When I worked with small animals, I used to sway the parents from hamsters/gerbils to the rats - especially for kids who wanted to be hands on (literally).

I was never bitten by a rat, but those darn hamsters caused me to bleed so many times (probably as I was bit once, and they sensed the fear, but also that whole nocturnal sleep pattern).
I have a scar from getting bit by a hamster!! ):
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:12 pm

I had rats! I think I've had every critter under the sun aside from Gpigs. Rats are super fun and smart!
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:19 am

zazanomore wrote:

As a child, I hated sleeping over at my friends houses who had hamsters. Not that I'm scared of rodents, but because those little monsters would dig, chew, and run ALL NIGHT LONG. I have no idea how those people managed to sleep.

Probably as we, owned by feathered are becoming deaf with time and don't hear that our birds are loud. When someone else come to your apt/home and ask: How you can stand that noise?, you simply answer: What noise? Laughing

If I could have all pets I want, I would probably have all excluding snakes. Rats will be on list too.
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PostSubject: Re: getting 2 new pets :)    Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:38 pm

Jeanne at the rescue has a hairless rat. It has one red eye and one black eye, so she named it Checkers, LOL

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