rats, Rats, RATS!
They are lovley creatures and are kind by nature...If you do get a rat, here are a few thing ur rat will deff need!
~ a large cage
~ another rat 2 play with ( at least 2 rats cuz if u dont have 2 rats it will become depresed no matter how much u play with it)
~bedding material (shreeded tisues are good and cheap too!)
Floor material (i wouldnt recomend wood shavings as the tiny dust in it will iratate ur rats eyes and nose, thus maiking it sneeze ad more prone to respiratory disese so i would recomend wood-based cat litter not made from pine tho!)
Here is a little info about the sex of the rat
Male~ Male rats are laid-back and calmer than female rats, and will gladly sit in your lap. BUT, they mark places with a few drops of urine, this might put u off! ( by places, i mean places inside the cage! =p)
Females~ females are always active, and are hyper! they come into heat ( when they can breed) about every 14 days, so unless you want loads of babys, i would recomend the same sex pairs!
Vets~ you will have to find a specilist vet 4 ur rats, as not many vets are specilised 2 take care 4 rats as they r 2 small!
Tumors + cancers~ unfortunatly, rats have a high chance of dying from cancers + tumors, this is because of how they were tested upon in the labs and its in all rats genes. If you do get rats, and ur rat(s) get a tumor or cancer, it would be the kinist thing to put it to sleep =[
They arnt as inteligent as rats
N many more, but i 4got =[
Good things -
They arnt as likly to die from a tumor or cancer.
They dont need a big cage
They dont need 2 be sozilised as much with.
But my personal preference is RATS!
Good luck with your rodent hunting!
Hope this helps!
P.S if u have any questions just email me on yahoo!
my rats =]
· 1 decade ago