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  • Tom Hiddleston

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    My mother recently brought me a rat. To help me with the loss of my cat, Tom, and I absolutly love him!
    His name is Frankenstein and he's so affectionate!

    Any other rat owners/lovers out there?
    May 22nd, 2008 at 07:05pm
  • Cecilia

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    I had a rat 5 years ago (: Kiwi!
    She was all white and had a black line going from her head to her tail. She looked punk :mrgreen:
    May 22nd, 2008 at 08:01pm
  • Kurtni

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    My cousin's have a rat named Dude :tehe: He is so cool and smart. He likes Asian food, uses a litter box and runs around the house with their cat (who I'll add are oddly best friends) It's rather odd.
    May 22nd, 2008 at 08:10pm
  • all for believing.

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    I have 14 ratties. ^_^ Blame an accidental litter. 15 babies in one litter. Figures.

    Anyway, rats should really be kept in pairs, they're very social animals. It's been proven that rats become neurotic, aggressive, harm themselves, and have shorter life spans when kept alone. The first three happened to me with my first rat, hence why I have 14 now.

    I have some great sites to show you. I don't know if I'm allowed to post them on here. o_O If you'd like, I could PM you with the sites. One's a general info/health/diet site and the other is an animal forum. There's tons of rattie people there. =]
    May 23rd, 2008 at 08:57pm
  • Tom Hiddleston

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    I have 14 ratties. ^_^ Blame an accidental litter. 15 babies in one litter. Figures.

    Anyway, rats should really be kept in pairs, they're very social animals. It's been proven that rats become neurotic, aggressive, harm themselves, and have shorter life spans when kept alone. The first three happened to me with my first rat, hence why I have 14 now.

    I have some great sites to show you. I don't know if I'm allowed to post them on here. o_O If you'd like, I could PM you with the sites. One's a general info/health/diet site and the other is an animal forum. There's tons of rattie people there. =]
    Wow, that'd be really cool. Yes please Yes
    Frankenstein's currently living with my brothers rat(Pegasus) because my brother is on holiday... But they stay on different sides of the cage... I dont think they like each other too much...:file:
    May 24th, 2008 at 02:05pm
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    I've had 7 rats.

    Patch and Snowy were the first ones. Then we got Ziggy and Seajay and then we got Mungo.
    Mungo only had one eye and he was really fat and just absolutely gorgeous. :cute:

    Then after they all died, like two years later we got Sammy, and then Oscar. Then they died. Cry
    But I do love rats.
    May 24th, 2008 at 03:50pm
  • YING

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    Last October 2006, I had a rat named Billie. But she died, I dunno why.
    Then this January I got two again, named Pansy and Bullet.
    But Bullet got eaten by my cat. So I bought another one, I named it Bullet still.
    Then now, they are so healthy and very playful.
    May 24th, 2008 at 08:03pm
  • angus young

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    I have wanted one ever since I saw Ratatouille. :tehe:
    May 25th, 2008 at 01:22am
  • if you're a trout

    if you're a trout (100)

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    FOURTEEN?
    I have two. theye the best pets ever.
    May 25th, 2008 at 01:36am
  • serendipity;

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    I've always wanted one, I think they are so cute.

    Damn me for being such an animal lover.
    May 25th, 2008 at 05:10am
  • all for believing.

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    Please, please, please, remember that if you ever follow through on trying rats as pets to get at least two of the same gender. They can mate at as young as 5 weeks old, often resulting in death or severe birth complications for both the mother and the babies.

    If anyone is thinking about getting rats or wants to know more about them, feel free to PM me. I'm a endless book of knowledge. I could go on forever. But if you have any questions about their personalities or living requirments, just ask! =] I could even show you lots of cute pictures. ^_^

    *gushes*

    I'm done now.
    May 26th, 2008 at 10:17am
  • life is but a dream

    life is but a dream (100)

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    My cousin had 8 rats.
    She now has two original ones from that litter, but she just got 5 more.
    She likes rats?
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    they are so sweet and clever though.
    May 26th, 2008 at 01:01pm
  • all for believing.

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    They definately are clever, and extremely affectionate. I find the main problem people have with them is their tails, and red eyes. But not all rats have pink or red eyes, and their tails aren't slimy or scaley unless they have a health problem.
    May 27th, 2008 at 02:11am
  • Tom Hiddleston

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    They definately are clever, and extremely affectionate. I find the main problem people have with them is their tails, and red eyes. But not all rats have pink or red eyes, and their tails aren't slimy or scaley unless they have a health problem.
    Frankenstein has a really smooth tail, and he has blackish eyes...
    May 27th, 2008 at 05:51pm
  • all for believing.

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    There's 4 colors of eyes; pink, red, ruby, and black. Ruby can look like black unless there's sufficent lighting, in which case a dark red/burgandy tint can be seen.

    Smooth tails are good. =] A lot of time, when boys come out of the baby stage, their tails may flake from time to time because they become to lazy to clean it. I find girls are more OCD with hygiene. The issue could also be from having a dry tail, so rubbing some olive oil on it once a week does the trick.

    Waygasm, I sent you a message, did you receive it?
    May 28th, 2008 at 10:11am
  • ChemicallyImbalanced

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    I love it when the rat's tail curls around your hands or whatever is near them for balance. I think that's the cutest thing in the world.
    May 28th, 2008 at 12:35pm
  • all for believing.

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    I always get hit in the face with tails. xD Or they end up in my mouth.

    They're nice weapons, I tell ya.
    May 29th, 2008 at 07:15pm
  • BlindUnicorn

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    I have two at the moment but once I've got a bigger cage I'm gonna get two more.
    I got mine a few weeks ago I bought one but then three days later I toke the bus and got an other one^^ They're so cute and sweet. I named them Pickles and Peppers. I'm really surprised my mother let me since they scare her to death *laughs* it's the tail she hates, she keeps saying I should ve got a hamster, but I am glad I didn't.
    June 1st, 2008 at 09:16pm
  • all for believing.

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    BlindUnicorn, it's so nice to see that you got two and that you're getting a bigger cage before you add onto your family! ^_^
    June 5th, 2008 at 04:44am
  • ohai zefron.

    ohai zefron. (100)

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    I've wanted one for SO SO SO long.

    One day. D:
    June 11th, 2008 at 02:38am