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    Im off to the petshop ,.......**PICTURESS**

    And probally going to buy some sort of animal , i have a hamster , and might get another one ... BUT , rats looks quite cute , so :

    - anyone had a rat before
    - are they kind natured
    - do they tend to bite
    - do they smell ??

    , oh yeah , and im actually obsessed with hamsters sooooo, if they arent as good as hamsters they off the list lol !

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    Do you realise that rats require much bigger cages than hamsters?

    inb4
    'yes'
    'alright till I dumped him'
    'only in bed'
    'if he hadn't had a bath for 3 days'

    Original Poster

    kimbyanne;8502269

    Do you realise that rats require much bigger cages than hamsters?



    yes, because rats are bigger than hamsters lol, but i hace a massive 3 tire cage suitable for hamsters & rats

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint;8502278

    why would anyone say that to a 13 y/o



    im 14 now !!

    Yes
    It was horrible creature
    It bit me and my Dad, never my mum though
    a little bit more then hamsters...especially their wee.

    ...on a further note it bit my dad and he bashed the cage and it died within a few hours after that...it then got thrown down a rubbish chute! (i didnt want anything dead in my room)


    This is merely my opinion, I would never get one again, nor when I have kids let them have one. Whereas I would let them have hamsters, maybe a rabbit, certainly cats and dogs. But it all depends...personally I'm not a big fan of small animals as pets.

    aah96;8502277

    yes, because rats are bigger than hamsters lol, but i hace a massive 3 … yes, because rats are bigger than hamsters lol, but i hace a massive 3 tire cage suitable for hamsters & rats



    You would be surprised at how many people think rats can live in hamster cages. Seriously.

    buy a small wolf or a medium cheetah

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    kimbyanne;8502287

    You would be surprised at how many people think rats can live in hamster … You would be surprised at how many people think rats can live in hamster cages. Seriously.



    what idiots !! hamster cages = hamsters lool !

    we had pet rats and they were brilliant, we had females so their wee was not strong, they were very loving and playfull, you have to spend time with them right from the start,ours were bout 6 weeks old when we got them, they need human contact or another rat as they are very sociable, they lived bout 2 and half yrs, would recommend them anytime

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint;8502286

    Just the right age to get a Sugar Glider then :thumbsup:



    i didnt know what they were until i googled them , and there really cute !!

    Original Poster

    im not just interested in rats are there another other animals ?? , just not a bugerigar i dont have enough money and there all look like my last one sunshine :cry:

    they need quite a large cage, at least a two storey one and los of thinks to gnaw on so their teeth don`t get too long, we put fine sandpaper on their ladders as it helps keep their nails short too

    Original Poster

    fskinner;8502302

    they need quite a large cage, at least a two storey one and los of thinks … they need quite a large cage, at least a two storey one and los of thinks to gnaw on so their teeth don`t get too long, we put fine sandpaper on their ladders as it helps keep their nails short too



    will a 3 storey one doo then ??

    Banned

    erm excuse me...... you have milo.

    no sharing milo's love please

    also don`t put in with a hamster, as the rat will kill it, needs to be seperate as they don`t get on at all

    - anyone had a rat before
    Yes

    - are they kind natured
    Mine were, very friendly and sociable. You can't really get one on it's own though.

    - do they tend to bite
    No, but I suppose they could, just like any animal with teeth.

    - do they smell ??
    The actual rat doesn't smell, but it's wee does a bit. As long as you clean it's cage out regularly it'll be fine.

    My advice would be to wait a bit and have a read of some books or on the internet about them. They are clever and sociable animals and can live for about 3 years.

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…rat

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    fskinner;8502310

    also don`t put in with a hamster, as the rat will kill it, needs to be … also don`t put in with a hamster, as the rat will kill it, needs to be seperate as they don`t get on at all



    i know , lol !

    Original Poster

    Goldenballs;8502313

    - anyone had a rat beforeYes- are they kind naturedMine were, very … - anyone had a rat beforeYes- are they kind naturedMine were, very friendly and sociable. You can't really get one on it's own though.- do they tend to biteNo, but I suppose they could, just like any animal with teeth.- do they smell ??The actual rat doesn't smell, but it's wee does a bit. As long as you clean it's cage out regularly it'll be fine. My advice would be to wait a bit and have a read of some books or on the internet about them. They are clever and sociable animals and can live for about 3 years.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fancy_rat



    i dont want to wait , lol, i might just get a hamster (syrain)

    get guinea pigs :-D

    Original Poster

    whatsThePoint;8502315

    Once they know you they will stay on you if you go out the house and you … Once they know you they will stay on you if you go out the house and you can teach them to glide to you as well



    they look amazing, doubt i would be able to find one in a pet shop tho

    Original Poster

    micoo;8502326

    get guinea pigs :-D



    no were too put them !!

    aah96;8502332

    no were too put them !!



    get a cage :lol: there not much bigger than a rat would be and much nicer than rats

    ive had rats before, aslong as you handle them alot and they have lots of company they wont bite, really smart also, easy to look after, clean them out, feed them, give them company and things to do

    Original Poster

    micoo;8502337

    get a cage :lol: there not much bigger than a rat would be and much nicer … get a cage :lol: there not much bigger than a rat would be and much nicer than rats



    with what money !!

    aah96;8502348

    with what money !!



    u said u already had a big cage

    Original Poster

    micoo;8502360

    u said u already had a big cage



    Not that big !

    its tall and quite wide but not wide enough !

    aah96;8502366

    Not that big ! its tall and quite wide but not wide enough !



    so why u puttin rats in it? rats are about the same size as guinea pigs

    micoo;8502378

    so why u puttin rats in it? rats are about the same size as guinea pigs



    Guineas weigh about 1-1.25kgs, rats weigh about 250-300 grams...that is quite a LARGE difference :p:p

    Mod & Ed

    ferrets are cool

    whatsThePoint;8502420

    Is there any pet more boring than a guinea pig, all they do is eat and … Is there any pet more boring than a guinea pig, all they do is eat and make a funny squeaking noise



    ye but they are awesome, easy to look after and affectionate

    Get Degus, you wont be disappointed and they cheap. Have to buy more that 1 though.

    whatsThePoint;8502402

    If you get a skinny guinea and a fat rat they weight about the same



    Would have to be quite extremes of both though! :thumbsup:

    Mod & Ed

    whatsThePoint;8502425

    and best of all they will fit in a hamster cage if you bend them in half … and best of all they will fit in a hamster cage if you bend them in half :thumbsup:



    well obviously if the only space available is a hamster cage, it has to be a hamster/gerbil, but ferrets are still cool, mine lived happily in a shed:thumbsup:

    whatsThePoint;8502454

    Only 1 way to find out, fight....oops wrong showMaking the guinea thin … Only 1 way to find out, fight....oops wrong showMaking the guinea thin would be easy but never tried force feeding a rat



    I'm sure they don't need force feeding, just leaving food in their constantly and I am sure they have the american gene! :w00t:

    Mod & Ed

    whatsThePoint;8502480

    I had 4 ferrets until last year, 3 got ill and died within a day, rehomed … I had 4 ferrets until last year, 3 got ill and died within a day, rehomed the 4th onethey do beat any pet for being fun to watch, apart from sugar gliders maybe :roll:



    Aah, I'm sorry to hear that

    Original Poster

    i got another hamster !!

    unamed yet !

    Original Poster

    i expired it and i didnt mean too!

    Banned

    get a feret.....you can put it on a lead and take it for walks.
    http://www.ferretcouture.co.uk/Images/latest-resources/products/Hoody-camo-top-dog-feret-bi.gif

    its almost a meerkat haha

    aah96;8503174

    i got another hamster !! unamed yet !



    Just dont call it like my brother did...so boring "Hammy" as he "couldn't think of anything better!"

    Request made to unexpire.

    i had rats twice, got 2 boys both times. Really lovely pets, never bit me once.
    First two i had were really good, we left their cage open all day and they only ever went on the floor one time(and on that occasion not being able to get back up to their cage seemed to put them off doing it again).

    Second pair were a LOT more mischievous, and smart. They learned how to open the door on their cage and often got out, and would jump down on the floor from their table which was about 1m high.

    As mentioned before, smell is only bad if you don't clean their cage.
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