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Old 05-23-2007, 01:46 PM
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Hairless rats are great, the others bite.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:47 PM
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Hairless rats are great, the others bite.
That's not a fair statement!

I love rats... the only thing bad I have to say about them is their short lifespan. I miss my Korben tons!
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:30 PM
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Neither of my two have ever bitten.. me. But Brain sure liked our old roommate....
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Old 05-26-2007, 02:04 PM
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Hairless rats are great, the others bite.
I have Hairless and Standard with fur, and I have Dumbo's NONE have EVER bit me. I am dealt with many rats and have not be bitten once.
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Old 05-26-2007, 02:30 PM
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I love males and females for completely different reasons. My males were big and squishy and lazy and snuggly. My females were GO GO GO, but were uber sweet and INCREDIBLY intelligent! They could escape from their cage (no matter what cages I bought them) but luckily for me they were not destructive AND the would come when called!! They used to escape in the middle of the night and then come jump on my face to wake me up "Momma lets PLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!"

I have had top ears and dumbos and prefer the dumbos, but have only dealt with Male dumbos, I've never met a female dumbo (which I didn't realize until right now . . . odd). Rats are just super intelligent, very friendly, and oh so sweet. I love ALL rats!!!

ETA: I've only ever had one rat bite me . . . and he did it multiple times but it was my own fault every time. It was a friend's dumbo who was cage aggressive, and I would get drunk and stick my fingers through the bars forgetting that he would bite. Dumb drunken me! Which brings me to a good reminder: don't feed them anything through the bars of the cage. Only feed them through an open door or when they're out. That way they won't think that anything coming through the bars (ie: fingers) is meant to be chomped!!
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:30 PM
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Just wanted to say rats make great pets. I dont know the breeds but I had a white rat (I guess the kind the pet stores breed to sell to peopel for snake food ). I actually saved him from someone who was trying to feed him to their snake.

He was NOT hairless and he was a great pet. He never bit anyone. Very sweet & loving & fun.
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