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Oh goodness, I dont know but I have rat fever!
It seems now that every rat I see for adoption or sale or to good home or cant keep needs a good home I want to prance at! Its so addicting, those ears and those eyes and that nose, in the picture, its just so tempting!
Some people on here said they have 15 or more rats! That must be intense!

I recently built a cage, as some may know its in the cage forum posts, ect. It can only really hold 4 but it has three but I don't want 4 in it. It makes me want to go out and build or buy another cage and adopt more!

Sadly, most the time its some males, but Ide want them to be together so that means neutering and I don't really believe in that unless its necessary so I really only want to keep females at a time, I rarely like males at all, they intimidated me sometimes. But even when I see a female, a Fawn or a Blue, DUMBO! Its just SOOO TEMPTING! My mother would murder me if I got more, I have the money and the time its just, I must restrain I only told myself three.

How do you all do it?!
 

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It is sooooo hard!!! lol... everytime i go to the petstore I dont even go near the rat section. I pretty much always have a extra $7 i could get one but i cant!!! its so hard at times..... if only we had a rat cage that was like 20ft wide and 30ft tall.... then we could have a bunch of ratties!!! lol
 

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yeah right I've already decided that when I get a house my rats will have their own room (i can dream if i want to okay?) and I think I have rat fever to, all of my time that I spend online is on this forum and researching rats in need of adoption, there are SOOOOO many! I have 3 comming next week :D :D :D
 

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Pet store rats make me sad, specially petco, well at least the one near me. i don't know about others. Depends on the people working there, but they all look lazy and dirty. Im actually thinking of applying there to work in the rodent section so I can help maintain them better, then the people who currently work there don't.

But still, its HARD! I always look through the local humane society and just fall in love with every rat passing through. -sigh-
 

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yeah right I've already decided that when I get a house my rats will have their own room (i can dream if i want to okay?) and I think I have rat fever to, all of my time that I spend online is on this forum and researching rats in need of adoption, there are SOOOOO many! I have 3 comming next week :D :D :D
Ok, Im jealous now. ><" What kind(s)?!
Ok, once school starts and settles in and I get a new job, after I quiet the one I have, Im only 18 people, so yeah, lol, I job hunt for part times, not important, I think Ill try and make another cage, this time, preferably cheaper, maybe all mesh and stuff.. [plots]

Oh goodness. ><" :oops:
 

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its impossible to save them all, but its always nice to do what you can. For every rat adopted, there are 18 more born and in need of homes lol, its a never ending cycle.
 

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I have this problem too! Luckily I don't go into pet stores much, and even when I do I know I would never take one of them home... cute as they are.

And I'm planning on a rat room as well as soon as I move out :D
 

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Hippy said:
renay said:
yeah right I've already decided that when I get a house my rats will have their own room (i can dream if i want to okay?) and I think I have rat fever to, all of my time that I spend online is on this forum and researching rats in need of adoption, there are SOOOOO many! I have 3 comming next week :D :D :D
Ok, Im jealous now. ><" What kind(s)?!
Ok, once school starts and settles in and I get a new job, after I quiet the one I have, Im only 18 people, so yeah, lol, I job hunt for part times, not important, I think Ill try and make another cage, this time, preferably cheaper, maybe all mesh and stuff.. [plots]

Oh goodness. ><" :oops:
I'm only 18 to lol, luckily for me I have a boyfriend who loves rats to.
A black hooded dumbo female about 1 year old, a grey self dumbo female she'll be 4 weeks old ish shes the baby of the black hooded, and either a beige hooded or a beige self dumbo female, I haven't gotten any word back on whether the beige hooded is a female as it is my first choice. But I'm really REALLY anxious. I made my boyfriend a deal that he could get a dirt bike if I was allowed a total of 6 rats, since my grotto style cage fits 8 according to the rat calculator (although i wouldn't put anymore than 6 in it, and 6 is plenty :D)
 

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I had 15 at one point. Right now I am ratless and missing them with all my heart. After they all passed away I some how landed up with three bunnies, two g pigs, another dog, and another horse at my house ontop of my already having a dog and six horses. Finally I have enough time and space to have rats but I have to wait another month for the little furrballs to come home. My friend's older sister dumped her with two oops litters so I am taking two or three out of the younger litter (all of the same gender of course) and giving her a few spare cages so the mother rat can be kept in a proper cage with all the youngins.

I am so excited. Lurking this forum and seeing all your guys's ratlings makes me want to go out and adopt 20.
 

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I really want to start a rescue for them but I know that I would hardly ever rehome them because there are very few people in my area willing to properly take care of a rat. So maybe I'll foster a few from the SPCA or something, I would adore to foster a pregnant momma for them and watch the babies grow :D omg.. you guys have like brain washed me i swear :D When my boyfriend asks.. I'll blame you guys :p
 

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Fostering is an AWESOME idea. Seriously!

I have 12 boys of my own, we had up to 14... Obviously, I've never been good at avoiding GGMR (Gotta Get More Rats).

But since running a rescue, I never get GGMR anymore. Well, occasionally, I fall in love with one that comes in. But then I look at my 12 boys and that helps keep the GGMR demon away. :p And then, when/if that one gets adopted, it feels good to know they're going to a wonderful home. :D
 

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renay said:
yeah right I've already decided that when I get a house my rats will have their own room (i can dream if i want to okay?) and I think I have rat fever to, all of my time that I spend online is on this forum and researching rats in need of adoption, there are SOOOOO many! I have 3 comming next week :D :D :D

hahaha!!! my rats already have their own room!!!! hahaha!!!
 

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Thats why I'm interested in fostering, because you can fall in love with the rat knowing that theres a possibility you can't keep it, yet it will still go to a good home, but if you fall WAY head over heals, you can always adopt it yourself. Kimmiekins you guys deserve a lot more credit than you're given, because I'm sure having rescues volunteering and such is a lot harder than it seems.
 

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renay said:
yeah right I've already decided that when I get a house my rats will have their own room (i can dream if i want to okay?) and I think I have rat fever to, all of my time that I spend online is on this forum and researching rats in need of adoption, there are SOOOOO many! I have 3 comming next week :D :D :D

hahaha!!! my rats already have their own room!!!! hahaha!!!
Mine get to free roam the bathroom... :( which is practically smaller than their cage... but does that count?
 

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I [hopefully] am never going to have more that 6 rats at a time. I have been thinking of fostering actually, when Im older, of course. Im only 15 xD
 

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I have 8 rats right now. I only meant to have two but Picasso had babies and well I had to keep a least a couple! Then I couldn't find a home for Max and Trevor so my four boys ended up being six. I'm tempted by more rats, and when I get a house they won't have their own room, but certainly a much bigger cage, and a play area.

How do I keep from getting more? I scrub their cage every couple days.
 
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