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Hello, I am new to this forum. Actually, I am kinda new to forums altogether. Also a new rat mommy. My baby's name is Snuffleupagus. He is a white rat with a bit of grey on his shoulders and around his ears. I love him to pieces, and we are becoming the best of friends. I joined this forum because I hope to share my love for him with others who also love rats and to get advice for making sure he lives a long and healthy, HAPPY life.

Right now, he is my only rat, and I know that most people say that to have just 1 rat is a major no no, so I wanted to check here. I spend as much time with him as possible, sometimes up to 8 hours with him out of the cage. If I can manage to keep him out of the cage and spend time with him like this, will he still need another friend?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum :)
 

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I'd recommend getting him a playmate. It's good to socialize with your rat, but they need socialization from their OWN species too. But if you have them both neutered (or have Snuffles neutered, and get a female) they should be fast friends! Make sure to look around the forum and read about intros.
 

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Thanks very much. I am also going to be looking into getting a bigger "house". Once I have more room for them, I will definitely get a second or even third rat.
 
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