I'm thinking of getting rats, but I live with my parents and my Mom is worried about the smell. I told her that: If you could smell the rats then you are keeping the cage way to dirty and they would get sick.
My Mom has had mice and hamsters before and knows how bad they smell. And I know how bad mice smell, man they STINK!!
I plan to get males if I get rats and I know they smell a little more than females, but I think males will work best for me.
Could you guys/gals explan for my Mom how rats are differant in how they smell then mice and hamsters? I'll send my Mom a link to this.