Been lurking for a bit, figured it was time to say hello! First time rat owner. I have a 5mo female black rat (as in Rattus rattus, not the color ) named Claudia. She's been hand raised since she was a week old, I got her around 3 weeks. Never gave much thought to rats as pets until I met her, and I can't believe what I've been missing out all this time! She's affectionate and playful and it's just been super rewarding all around. I'm going to try attaching a picture, hopefully it works. Definitely interested in talking to other R rattus owners. I'm sure they are very similar to R norvegicus but since I have no experience with them I'm always wondering. Anyway, I also have 2 house bunnies (a sweet netherland dwarf named Signy, and Batman- a rescued lop who is friendly but does not like to be touched) and am a regular volunteer at a wildlife refuge.
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