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I am Nicole... I thought I would join as i am thinking of owning rats again. I haven't had a pet rat in quite some time and thought I would brush up and learn new things, since I was a kid when i had my last pair of girls(Daisy & Delilah). Im still debating on whether I should adopt a trio of boys or girls
 

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advice on bringing them home and how you choose which gender to go with would be appreciated. Really torn and have no clue where to start to make a decision on which would fit best in my home...
 

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First do NOT get your rats from a pet store. More often than not they are either sick, or develop congenital problems later on. They are also unsocialized and sometimes even aggressive and biters. I know you said you were thinking of adopting your rats, but almost everyone who buy their rats at a pet store say they "adopted" from from "whatever pet store" instead of "bought". find a great reputable breeder or adopt your rats from a rat rescue or shelter.I would go for 3 rats if I were you, if you can afford it. Vet costs for rats are surprisingly high.
 

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What cage are you thinking of getting? My favorite are the Critter Nation cages. Much easier to clean, access, and so much room for your rats to have fun:)
 

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I would actually adopt from a rescue, and last choice would be from a breeder. I have been looking into the Critter Nations, I like how they have the option of the double. The more space the better!!
 

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I have been looking and actually found three boys. Just trying to make sure I have the time and just doing some more research. As, I have classes, work, and my other animals to take care of..
 

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A double critter nation would be fantastic for your rats! Rats are more expensive and take more time than most people would imagine. Happy to hear that you want to adopt:)
 

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thank you, I was looking at other cages on youtube and loved how easy the Critter Nations are to clean and really are more spacious than others on the market. I just hope they are still available :)
 
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