Rats, Chinchilla' s, and Mice, Oh My!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ducky 13, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love, love, love rats! And I was wondering if I wasn't the only rat owner on BYC. Show me your pet pics! We can hold a little pet photography contest too! Have fun!
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I have a soft spot for all things rodent. I have not had one as a pet for a long time though. Too many dogs wanting that attention for now.
     
  3. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use to have an albino type lab rat, I never tested on her or anything but I do like them
     
  4. 3goodeggs

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    Mine was an eastern wood rat, She was so smart, and sweet. I absolutely adored her.
     
  5. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah rats are the best, I have never owned chinchillas or mice but I figured, might as well put them in this thread too... I should've added hamsters too, and gerbils, and rabbits.
     
  6. 3goodeggs

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    We had an 'Eastern Old Field' mouse named Ty. He was the friendliest little guy. We really enjoyed him.
    My rat lived over four years, but the little mouse only lived one. It was too sad.
    And we had a Siberian hamster named Muffin. But she was rather... blood thirsty, and after having such gentle and sweet rodents up to that point, I kept her fed and clean, but I did not bond with her at all.

    Although, honestly, every time some one posts a picture of their genuine pig- I really want one. [​IMG] They look like a cross between all things good about a rodent and a dog.
     
  7. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lol! I know right!
     
  8. pinebarrens

    pinebarrens Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had pet rats for nearly 20 years. [​IMG] They are soo friendly and smart, really cool pets.

    Right now, we only have one. I think she's about 30-ish months old, a black capped girl with a cute blaze named Cream. She outlived her two sisters, Georgia and Peaches. Sadly, I've developed an allergy to the rats. Since I'm the primary animal carer around here, that pretty much means she is our last rattie for the foreseeable future :(

    Once I have a little time, I would love to post a few pictures of my rats past and present.
     
  9. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I have always loved rats but when I was trying to decide what pet I wanted, I didn't know if I would be able to take the smell since they would have to stay in my room. They don't smell nearly as much as mice, but I was worried that I wouldn't be able to use air fresheners since they are so sensitive! I decided to go with a dog instead.

    I think some day I would like to have rats but I'm going to wait until I could keep them somewhere other than my bed room! I would love to see pictures of yours though!

    The best pocket pet I ever owned was called a duprasi. They are very difficult to find in the U.S. Now, but that was the best pet I had as a kid. He was so gentle! At the time, the pet store sold him as a cross between a gerbil and a hamster, which I now know is not true!
     
  10. 3goodeggs

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    My Female rat -to me -was odorless, I did clean her cage a lot though. They will pick a corner and use it exclusively so it made daily paper removal very easy. She was very clean.
    Now, with that said, if she was out of her cage she would dribble on everything marking her territory.
    My boy friend was over once when she was out. I told him not to be alarmed but my rat was out don't hurt her if he sees her. He said, ''Yes. I know. She just peed on my head.'' So- That was all I needed to know he was keeper. She claimed him. I had to marry the guy.

    I ferret sat for a friend one Christmas. Whew. ugh. phew, nasty.
     

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