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Any Rat Owners On Here?

Spearmint

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I'm curious as to whether anyone here owns some rats! If so, please post pics.
I really want some, but a two-three year life expectancy is not something I can handle.
 

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I used to! Unfortunately, after they passed (3 and 4 years old, so basically ancient for rats) I couldn't do it again. Plus it turns out I'm allergic - if they walked on my bare skin, it looked like I fought with a feral cat colony. I'll have to see what photos I can find, they were so so great. I miss them :arghh:
 

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I had some girlies about 12 years ago, and boys about 5 years ago. Loved them all! Such great animals but yes too short lived!
 

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I also had rats about 15 years ago. They were the first pets I had when living alone. I had two boys, Rex and Marlon, and loved them so much.
 

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I used to! Unfortunately, after they passed (3 and 4 years old, so basically ancient for rats) I couldn't do it again. Plus it turns out I'm allergic - if they walked on my bare skin, it looked like I fought with a feral cat colony. I'll have to see what photos I can find, they were so so great. I miss them :arghh:
Didn’t know that you could be allergic to rats! And sorry for your loss, they’re great pets. :hug8:
 

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I also had rats about 15 years ago. They were the first pets I had when living alone. I had two boys, Rex and Marlon, and loved them so much.
Such cute names :heart:
 

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I had some girlies about 12 years ago, and boys about 5 years ago. Loved them all! Such great animals but yes too short lived!
Agreed! I might try find some to petsit, they’re so sweet, and i would absolutely love some. Wish they lived longer though. :(
 

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No but I’ve had many friends who have had them and I’m personally more than happy to stick with ferrets if I’m after a small furry animal I think lol.
 
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