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Old 12-13-2011, 04:44 PM
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A friend of mine received a very unwanted Christmas gift from her boyfriend, a young female rat. She is terrified of them and he didn't know apparently... Yet another reason why giving pets as Christmas gifts is not a grand idea. So... I took the rat off her hands for her. Not sure if we are going to keep her or not. I'd like to.

Pics soon? And name ideas for the little girl. I like unique names
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:50 PM
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awww, she is going to need a friend or two!

What color?
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:50 PM
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I would name her Pikachu! ... but thats just me lol

Isn't it a thing that rats need a friend?.. I could be mistaken lol rats kinda creep me out (it's the tail.)
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:55 PM
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Call her Dinner.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:25 PM
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Yeah, rats generally do better in at least pairs.

That said, if you give a rat enough attention, they can be fine as singletons. But I like to remind people... in my experience, rats are A LOT like dogs. They are just as smart (if not smarter), just as easy to train, and require the same kind of attention as you would give a dog to be happy.

THAT said... I'm going to think of some awesome names for ya.

PS: PICS!!!!
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:32 PM
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So actually my hubby loves her. He wishes she was a boy because he wants to call her Splinter from teenage mutant ninja turtles. I did mention that if we keep her she would need a buddy. The cage is pretty good sized with 4 levels so we could easily add another female. I just need to take the **** wheel out of the cage since I'm afraid of her injuring herself.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:33 PM
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Oh ya and she is white with a dark chocolate brown almost black face... Has a white blaze down her face
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Teach her rat agility
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:48 PM
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Omg that would be awesome lol. My last one knew quite a few tricks that I had taught her
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:54 PM
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YES! I taught my ratties to jump through a hoop, that's as far as I got, LOL.

Can't wait for pictures!
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