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This cannot be topped, not even by Kasia asking for all free stuff.
mind sharing the link? hehe
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Old 04.05.2011, 12:52
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I humbly request to nominate this thread for the "Thread of the Year" category.

This cannot be topped, not even by Kasia asking for all free stuff.

Some people are easily amused, I didn't realise this thread would be so entertaining.
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Old 04.05.2011, 12:53
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sorry, i just typed "kasia" and its there...i deserve a groan now
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Is it me or are rats not common pets? They're great pets for kids, especially since so many people live in apartments and dogs and cats aren't always a practical solution.

I'd have been more surprised if she had been giving away the hatch-lings of a house spider which had been taking up space in the corner of her bathroom.
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So are snakes. And they eat rats!

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Rats are perfect pets.

They are clean
They are intelligent
They eat everything
They don't bark
And they help keep the MIL away from the house
Ok, so snakes are not that bright.
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Old 04.05.2011, 13:14
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

LouHunter, perhaps you could contact the Club der Rattenfreunde for advice; there is also a 'homes wanted' section of the website.


You will find that you are among kindred spirits there.



http://www.rattenclub.ch/
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Old 04.05.2011, 13:15
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Some people are easily amused, I didn't realise this thread would be so entertaining.
Yes, people are. Bear in mind though that even the jokey replies serve a purpose: they're helping keep your thread up at the top of the forum where more rat lovers (and there are a few about) will have a chance to see it.

(Me, I can't adopt them but I'd love to see pics again in a week or two - when they have a bit of fur? Shallow of me, I know. If it's any comfort I feel the same about brand-newborn puppies with eyes closed and no hair. )
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LouHunter, perhaps you could contact the Club der Rattenfreunde for advise; there is also a 'homes wanted' section of the website.

http://www.rattenclub.ch/

Okay great, thanks for link
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... and I was trying to inspire folks to save the little buggers the fate of being Eric's dinner. Just trying to help.
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Old 04.05.2011, 13:17
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Yes, people are. Bear in mind though that even the jokey replies serve a purpose: they're helping keep your thread up at the top of the forum where more rat lovers (and there are a few about) will have a chance to see it.

(Me, I can't adopt them but I'd love to see pics again in a week or two - when they have a bit of fur? Shallow of me, I know. If it's any comfort I feel the same about brand-newborn puppies with eyes closed and no hair. )

I will happily post more pics, their fur is coming through now so they will look 'normal' soon, lol.
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I humbly request to nominate this thread for the "Thread of the Year" category.

This cannot be topped, not even by Kasia asking for all free stuff.
I'm surprised that so many people are surprised at the idea of keeping a domestic rat as a pet. Judging by the photo, these are Japanese Hooded Rats, which are very clean, affectionate and intelligent. Most people think nothing about keeping a gerbil or a hampster - or for that matter pet mice - but, ironically, pet rats are actually cleaner and more hygenic than any of the others listed above.

I had several pet rats when I was a teenager and they were great fun as pets. One used to happily sit on my shoulder for hours when I would sit and read a book or something. The added bonus was that it also kept my mum out of my room!
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Old 04.05.2011, 14:01
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

I think they're cute too but unfortunately, we already had to give some rodents (guinea pigs) over to hubby's mom as all the hay bedding drove me insane with allergies AND dust and crud everywhere. Alas all the "good" types of bedding for such critters is about the same.

On top of that, our Bonny-cat is quite a little huntress and has managed to get two birds through the balcony net somehow, I'm thinking she'd love to take on the challenge of some rats.

Good luck with finding homes for them, I'm sure there is some interest there somewhere.
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

Inspired by another thread; there seems to be a lot on animals today, perhaps someone would raise and train them for the next Knie Circus act.
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Old 05.05.2011, 12:32
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

So, am I the only person sad enough to have thought of this when I saw the title to this thread?



To the OP... I'm afraid I too have a cat who is already missing the hunting opportunities from England!
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Old 22.05.2011, 23:28
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

So here are some updated ratty pics, they are 4 weeks on Tuesday and now look normal


Babies almost 4 weeks old by ✭Lou✭, on Flickr


Babies almost 4 weeks old by ✭Lou✭, on Flickr


Babies almost 4 weeks old by ✭Lou✭, on Flickr


Babies almost 4 weeks old by ✭Lou✭, on Flickr

Finally, a very sleepy ratty..


Babies almost 4 weeks old by ✭Lou✭, on Flickr
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Old 02.06.2011, 18:36
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

They are gorgeous!!!

I've had pet rats when I was younger, and they were wonderful companions. The only downside is that they have a very short life span (1.5-2 years), and for me it was always awful to lose them as I had grown very attached to them.

Rats are clean, clever and affectionate. I can't adopt one right now, but I'd love to!
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Old 02.06.2011, 20:34
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

Sweet!

I have a couple of questions. Assuming that i would like to adopt 2 rats:

1) Obviously they have to be the same sex. No rat babies thank you! Is it better to get males or females? They will be in the same cage so the less fighting the better. And who will be calmer? I mean who will be settled on my lap while im reading a magazine? Im guessing females.

2) Are they easy to take care off? Im used to hamsters who only need food, water and a clean cage and they are happy.

3) What size will they be when they are fully grown? What size of cage do they need. I have a pretty big hamster cage. Will it be enough? What does the cage need to have?

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Old 02.06.2011, 20:55
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

So you didn't take them back to the pet shop, interesting solution though,

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/p...-rats/172733/1

"The airline said it was a rare occurrence ..."
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Re: Rat babies, FREE to a good home

Gata:

Here you go:
http://www.fancypetrats.com/

I was looking into this fore we decided to take in tank
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Here you go:
http://www.fancypetrats.com/

I was looking into this fore we decided to take in tank
Thanks thats a great link. I should start looking at rat cages then
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