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dani



Joined: 29 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Rats  Reply with quote

Why do teenagers want rats as pets?  
My son bought a cage and 2 rats last term while he was at university. He bought them home over the Easter holidays and now says that he can't take them back with him again because he is not allowed to keep them in his room rolleyes.gif
I hate rats :q52:
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Dunk



Joined: 10 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

::  ::  ::  oh no poor you, just be grateful it wasnt something worse, if I had children and they brought a snake home I actually think I would die of fright on the spot and not let them in until it had gone!

What will you do with them? Keep them or advertise them free to a good home ...
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monkeybum



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used to have two rats and they were great...well that is until one of them tore half my eyelid off......not a good move. My sister has two rats now and my brother has three snakes. We have always been a strange family.
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Dunk



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange no ... brave yes!

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dani



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rats have gone back to uni    
They are really friendly and spend the day up sleeves or in hoods but it still make me shiver to think of their horrible scaly tails.
How long do they live????  ::
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mrs tiggywinkle



Joined: 08 Mar 2007
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Location: N.Wales

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:-? Tooooooo long!!!!!!

       Actually I've no idea   sorry!
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dinglydell



Joined: 05 Apr 2008
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Location: surrey

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really sorry to say this, but I shoot rats. Boo and hiss at me now guys. I simply cannot split the fancy rats up from them gray ones that scuttle around at dusk...........................
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dani



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry, you haven't upset me. Just because they are fancy colours doesn't top me thinking of dirty, grey rats :-?  Ugh :-?
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monkeybum



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Sister's rats are "Huskies?" Grey and white...they do look like miniature huskies....very cute.
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skooteewu



Joined: 13 May 2008
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Location: cheshire

PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Rats  they make great pets, ive had many colours & coat textures over the years. Lilac, chocolate, silver fawn, mink, blue& siamese with all manner of markings. I love the curly coated rex variety best, my fave Rat ever MacTavish was a silver fawn rex.... gold with silver guard hairs Gorgeous. Ive found them to be loving, friendly, cuddly and very clean, infact MacTavish used to climb out of my bed to go to the loo in his litter tray :cheers: I had a friend who'd rescued a litter of wild babies & kept the surviving two as pets, once they had tests to makesure they hadnt an diseases. Apparently they only get leptospirosis after a few months, anyway these babes were fine so were kept in a huge cage & led a very happy life..... they were more nervous 7 skittish than fancy rats & had english bull shaped heads. They make great pets far better than hamsters or rabbits coz they love attention & can be kept indoors Oh they smell like freshly baked biscuits :love7:
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Holly



Joined: 28 May 2008
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Location: West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like rats too, I've had a few over the years and they do make great pets.
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skooteewu



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Location: cheshire

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not had Pet Rats for years and got my first 2 last October ....I forgot how much I missed them. They really are Fantastic companions AND for those of you who are tail phobic, they come in a Tailess variety aswell  
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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those farmers wives get everywhere.

Its nice to see you back here.
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sod
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Joined: 18 Dec 2007
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Location: Masterton New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always had dogs that love rats I'm with dinglydell and others on here.

dani don't know why but our youngest brought some home in a cage when at primary school thats mates mother wouldn't let him keep   so he hid them in shed, dogs got them too.


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