Getting a new rat after a loss
So I recently lost my first rat, Dante. He was very sweet and loved cuddles and was very clingy. Then he just went downhill so fast and I feel like I'm part responsible because I feel like I could've or should've done something to prevent it. But in the end, at least he lived a long 2 happy years.
But aside from that I'm asking for advice for getting a new rat? How do you guys get a new rat without feeling bad like you're replacing you're deceased buddies? How long should I wait? I really enjoyed having a rat for a pet and I would like another one but I just cant help but feel bad like I'm replacing Dante as if he didnt mattered or something. I'm even considering getting two this time so they dont get lonely but then again I get that guilty feeling, any advice? please and thank you!
I never consider it like replacing them. Yes, there will be a new animal(s) in the cage, but they're not to replace Dante or the effect he had on your life. They're there for you to make new adventures and new bonds, they're not a replacement, they're a completely new experience.
Blossom and Sapphire (Saffy)
Izumi, Neera, and Dela