1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

keeping rats is quite addictive...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hate, 3 Aug 2006.

  1. Brizzles


    Joined: 16 Mar 2005

    Posts: 7,526

    Location: Clevedon , Bristol

    That seem's to sum you up in one line.

  2. Thesnipergecko


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,271

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Meet Toffee & Fudge, Toffee's the albino.



    Paul ...
  3. holly35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,737

    Location: Burgess Hill, West Sussex

    awww cute, lovely names too :)
  4. G-MAN2004


    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

    Posts: 30,246

    Aww :) and to the snobby people in this thread, stfu or get out. If you hate rats then why come in this thread??
  5. Scott Salisbury

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,588

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    I've actually changed my views on rats.

    Those are really cute pics in this thread.

    I've had hamsters and guninea pigs before when I was younger. Rats I've never liked or disliked just never considered them.

    They are cute though.
  6. Van Hellseek


    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

    Posts: 18,423

    they want to teach the rest of us that we are poor misguided fools.
  7. KizZ


    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

    Very cute things :)
  8. RobH


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 4,524

    Location: Nottingham

    I would have called one Borat.
  9. Greenlizard0

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 15 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Liverpool

    Lol! That's genius :p
  10. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,982

    Location: Tosche Station

    I think they're cute :)
  11. Cookie-Monster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,044

    Location: London

    I know one, (well he isnt a student any more)
  12. nomad


    Joined: 4 Oct 2003

    Posts: 835

    then speed off in your little Micra? Man everything I see you post makes me angry. :rolleyes:
  13. MasterMike


    Joined: 3 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,092

    There's a difference between pet rats and vermin. Although both the same species Rattus Norvegicus or "brown rat", they have been bred in completely different environments. There's another species of wild rat, Rattus Rattus, the "black rat", which are not kept as pets. Pet rats are clean, domesticated, intelligent and friendly. Pet rats are not vermin and have the same animal welfare protection of any other pet.
    Last edited: 4 Aug 2006
  14. afraser2k


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,518

    Location: Glasgow

    One of my mates keeps a fair number of rats, nice wee things. :)

    Couple of them got cancer recently though. :(
  15. Hate


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    i've already had one called holly :)

    and vermin comments are not welcome, please keep them somewhere else.

    unfortunately female rats will 90% die of tumors or respitory failure, but thats just the way of the world.
  16. Dinomania


    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    Rats are cute, intelligent and loyal. Unlike most other types of domestic rodent (hamster, mouse, gerbil), they actually *love* human attention and will play games and respond to their names when called. They're as good as dogs in that respect.

    I'm going to get my first 3 boys from a local breeder (will have come from a healthy lineage, and been handled from a young age) around early October. I plan to call them Roffle (as a nod to ROFL), Mousey and Dave.

    Can't wait :D
  17. badgermonkey


    Joined: 4 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,712

    Location: Wales

    Theyre cute :)

    I want some pet rats called roffle and jaypeg and haxorings***ebag now lol ;)
  18. agw_01


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,681

    <3 rats.

    They're awesome! My cousin has a couple and everytime I go round, they come right up to the cage and stay there until you take them out.

    So cute.
  19. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Do you just let them run rampant about your house?
  20. Hate


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    nope, they have a cage thats about 1m x 1m x 80cm thats got a bunch of floors, ropes and the like in it.

    When i'm in the room with them I leave their door open so they can come out - but thats the thing with rats - they don't seek to escape or hide behind furniture, they just sniff around then go back.