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    Getting some ratties!!

    I'm so excited! I did a lot of research and decided that I am most likely going to get a pair or female rats! First, I need to get Louie a new cage because he cold use one, and then I will start stocking up on rat supplies. I want to get the cage and everything before I get the rats, just so I know I have everything. I can't wait!


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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Thats really cool. I like rats. I can't have them because my moms a frak but I love to play with them at the petstore. They make incredibly good pets.


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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Like jakeandnikko said"I like rats. I can't have them because my moms a frak " I would love to have one but theres my parents saying no.


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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    That's too bad. I can't have 'em at my mom's because she has cats, but my dad enjoys rats and is willing to help take care of them.


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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Lucky for you.
    And by the way it is easier to make your own large cage by yourself.
    Large because if you want any addition rats later the cage is ready.
    Here is a link telling you how to make a cage:
    http://www.dapper.com.au/cagebuild.htm


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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Rats are awesome pets! I had several and they all had their own personalities. At my most, I had 6 females and 7 males. They are addicting. Most of mine were rescues from accidental litters and a few from my work from clients that had kids that got bored. Anyways, a few things I have learned from caring for my ratties, is never use pine or cedar bedding. I used aspen at one point, but my rats were even allergic to that. They were potty trained though so I just used towels in the bottom of their cage. They are very prone to respiratory infections, so to be on the look out for that. One of my first rats had lung scarring from a bad infection that he had audible breathing and was on antibiotics for most of his life. Oddly enough he was my longest lived rat. Another thing with females, is that they are very prone to mammary tumors. I had several removed from my girlies over their life times. It has to do with the estrogen in thier bodies and spaying them has proven a decrease in tumors, but is probably pretty expensive too. I know my vet charged I believe 2 or 3 hundred to spay but he is also expensive. Anyways. they really are great pets, probably the best of the small mammal group. One of my males learned to come when he was called and played fetchwith a paper ball. Man I want rats again. Anyways the y are great and you can PM me if you have any questions. Congratulations!

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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Good luck. They will no doubt have you trained very soon. The ones at the pet store have us all trained to cuddle on command. Ugh - they were horrible sometimes. We'd be trying to do our jobs- cleaning and caring for the other animals and the ratties were the worst distraction ever. I would be cleaning their enclosure and one rattie would jump on me and the others would get jealous of the attention and the next thing I know I am trying to disinfect their cage whilst juggling 3 rats. It was funny as long as you were not the one actually trying to get work done. LOL

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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Lucky! They are illegal here, I've always wanted one!


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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McDenny View Post
    Lucky! They are illegal here, I've always wanted one!
    Rats are illegal but pot isn't?! Now I've heard it all.

    And congrats. Hopefull we get to see pics when you get them

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    Re: Getting some ratties!!

    Quote Originally Posted by schlisa View Post
    Rats are illegal but pot isn't?! Now I've heard it all.

    And congrats. Hopefull we get to see pics when you get them
    POTS LEGAL IN ALASKA?! Thats ridiculous! I don't understand some peoples minds.


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