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Rat thread!
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:42:08 pm »


Hey FT, time for an animal thread >: ))

Anyone like rats? Domestic rats in particular, I'm planning on getting rats once I move :fox-:P:

They're adorable, quite the challenge and rather pricey, but a fairly decent companion-It's a shame how many are very weak and crippled health wise due to mass production in feeder industry (not that I have a problem with nutritional frozen rat feeders, as I am a sucker for reptiles)

Your thoughts on rats FT?

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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 03:44:25 pm »
I love rats!!! I'd love to get one but my mom has a fear of them
They're really cute and great overall. The local vet treats rats so that's a plus. They're also small. I love small pets. They're just cuter.
Rats are in my top 5 favorite animals !!
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 03:47:09 pm »
I love rats!!! I'd love to get one but my mom has a fear of them
They're really cute and great overall. The local vet treats rats so that's a plus. They're also small. I love small pets. They're just cuter.
Rats are in my top 5 favorite animals !!

I've met rats before, definitely aren't very small

I was scared of rats, but they're very cute babs once you get to see one in person :fox-:P:
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 03:48:09 pm »
I love rats! I plan on getting a few, but only once I move out since my mom doesn't really like them. Too bad they're so misunderstood.

They're really smart though so that's cool
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 03:52:00 pm »
OMFG I love rats!!
I use to own rats and their def one of my favorite pets to have and I miss having them so much. I really wanna get rats again but I need to invest in an all new cage and everything and my dads not too keen on me having rats again even if I prove I'll take better care of them this time ;w;
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 03:53:43 pm »
Rats are so smart too!! My cousin's would respond when their name was called and could do a couple tricks. They're really great companions, especially if you don't have time/room for a cat or dog.
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 12:05:01 am »
I just learned today that rats have poor eyesight compared to other animals
They seem to detect motion well though
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 12:06:35 am »
I just learned today that rats have poor eyesight compared to other animals
They seem to detect motion well though

I never knew that, interesting-

Glad to see this thread revived
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 12:08:57 am »
I just learned today that rats have poor eyesight compared to other animals
They seem to detect motion well though

I never knew that, interesting-

Glad to see this thread revived
There's always time to talk about rats
Also I don't know if this is true but a lot of vets say its best to interact with your rat when you're in a good positive mood since they can sense tension which makes me think they're magical
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 12:10:57 am »
I just learned today that rats have poor eyesight compared to other animals
They seem to detect motion well though

I never knew that, interesting-

Glad to see this thread revived
There's always time to talk about rats
Also I don't know if this is true but a lot of vets say its best to interact with your rat when you're in a good positive mood since they can sense tension which makes me think they're magical

Yes

They are magic beans

However I feel like most dommesticated mammals can sense tension/stress, but rats are rather intelligent from what I've seen
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2017, 12:14:59 am »
I don't mind rats, but I wouldn't have one as a pet. The rodents I'd have as pets instead are:

-Guinea Pigs
-Chinchillas
-Hamsters
-Bunnies/Rabbits

Also, these are not rodents but still small animals I'd welcome:

-Sugar Gliders
-Ferrets
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 12:15:32 am »
Also rats make a laughter noise this is so cute omg
sorry I'm obsessing over rats rn
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2017, 12:17:36 am »
I don't mind rats, but I wouldn't have one as a pet. The rodents I'd have as pets instead are:

-Guinea Pigs
-Chinchillas
-Hamsters
-Bunnies/Rabbits

Also, these are not rodents but still small animals I'd welcome:

-Sugar Gliders
-Ferrets

Eck, I've heard Sugar Gliders are a pain in the butt to take care of

Northern Flying Squirrels are almost identical and are easier to keep, but they're hard to find

I'm not a big fan of small animals/rodents, but I have read on them before (mainly rats though)

Also rats make a laughter noise this is so cute omg
sorry I'm obsessing over rats rn

Oh yes, similar to the chatter sound a Guniea Pug makes? I've heard its caled purring, they also get a bug eyed (like their eyes pop out a bit) when they're really happy-

And don't worry, I'm going through a rat phase myself

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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 12:33:46 am »
Also rats make a laughter noise this is so cute omg
sorry I'm obsessing over rats rn

Oh yes, similar to the chatter sound a Guniea Pug makes? I've heard its caled purring, they also get a bug eyed (like their eyes pop out a bit) when they're really happy-

And don't worry, I'm going through a rat phase myself

Might hand raise a few pinkies once I have the time and money

Bruxing? omg its so cute when my rats did that, my rats always did it when I let them cuddle with me or when I pet their heads.
And no biggy, rats are a good thing to obsess over. We need more people to realize these are really good pets and awesome animals in general :P
I'm still so confused on why I have yet to make a rat sona?!! my only other rat character isn't a sona nor used much if at all...wth?!
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 12:35:52 am »
Also rats make a laughter noise this is so cute omg
sorry I'm obsessing over rats rn

Oh yes, similar to the chatter sound a Guniea Pug makes? I've heard its caled purring, they also get a bug eyed (like their eyes pop out a bit) when they're really happy-

And don't worry, I'm going through a rat phase myself

Might hand raise a few pinkies once I have the time and money

Bruxing? omg its so cute when my rats did that, my rats always did it when I let them cuddle with me or when I pet their heads.
And no biggy, rats are a good thing to obsess over. We need more people to realize these are really good pets and awesome animals in general :P
I'm still so confused on why I have yet to make a rat sona?!! my only other rat character isn't a sona nor used much if at all...wth?!

Urg, yeah that-I forget all the time

But don't you have an opossum?
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 12:43:49 am »
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Bruxing? omg its so cute when my rats did that, my rats always did it when I let them cuddle with me or when I pet their heads.
And no biggy, rats are a good thing to obsess over. We need more people to realize these are really good pets and awesome animals in general :P
I'm still so confused on why I have yet to make a rat sona?!! my only other rat character isn't a sona nor used much if at all...wth?!

Urg, yeah that-I forget all the time

But don't you have an opossum?
Yeeeeeaaaah but its not a rat :P
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2017, 09:25:32 am »
I love rats! My friend has two and I play and cuddle with them every time I'm over at their house. I'd love to get one, but my moms afraid of them + I have a cat, so I don't think it would work out very well
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2017, 12:10:02 pm »
I always loved the idea of owning a pet rat! They're so cute! >w< But unfortunately I think they're illegal in my province. :c Mice are allowed but it's just not the same... they're so tiny. So if I ever got one I'd be really scared of accidentally crushing it. That's one reason I wish rats were allowed.
But I'm not able to get more pets at the moment anyway. I'll stick with my doggy. xD
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2017, 03:42:15 pm »
I always loved the idea of owning a pet rat! They're so cute! >w< But unfortunately I think they're illegal in my province. :c Mice are allowed but it's just not the same... they're so tiny. So if I ever got one I'd be really scared of accidentally crushing it. That's one reason I wish rats were allowed.
But I'm not able to get more pets at the moment anyway. I'll stick with my doggy. xD

That is rather odd, even domesticated/fancy rats? I believe there is a law where you are unable to care for feral/wild animals, but rats?
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Re: Rat thread!
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2017, 04:18:48 pm »
I always loved the idea of owning a pet rat! They're so cute! >w< But unfortunately I think they're illegal in my province. :c Mice are allowed but it's just not the same... they're so tiny. So if I ever got one I'd be really scared of accidentally crushing it. That's one reason I wish rats were allowed.
But I'm not able to get more pets at the moment anyway. I'll stick with my doggy. xD

That is rather odd, even domesticated/fancy rats? I believe there is a law where you are unable to care for feral/wild animals, but rats?
Yeah, pet rats aren't allowed in Alberta. At least that's what it says everywhere I search it. XD I'm not sure about feral rats though.
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