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Okay, so I'm sure everyone has their fair share of funny stories to tell about their rats.. I know I do, and I'm in the mood to laugh lol.

When I was 14 or 15 I went to a petstore and bought his and hers rats for my ex and i... well it turned out they really were his and hers because one was male and one was female. anyway i wound up with 14 rats in total... one day i came home from school and went downstairs to my room i quickly checked on everyone to see if they were all there and to my surprise EVERYONE was gone. I started freaking out thinking the cat ate them, running around my room and just panicking.. then i realized, the cats were all outside... so i'm looking under my bed and in my closet, then i went to put a sweater on because i was gonna run outside and make someone help me look for them... and the mother had moved all of her babies into my drawer. From that day on I had a VERY hard time keeping them out of my clothes.

Anddddd... another time after comming home from school and briefly checking on everyone I noticed that all was good, and everything seemed to be normal, so I hit the books because I remember I had some kind of huge history exam the next day,.. and my dad came down the stairs to get some ice cream out of the freezer and he yelled RENAY, OTTO HAS YOUR PINKIES! I don't think I ever jumped off of my bed so fast in my life. Otto is my 125lbs german sheperd husky cross.. anyway long story short, i come out of my room to find the dog curled up on a blanket in the shape of a C with three pinkies lying in the middle of his body. I don't know how he got them out, and to this day I don't know what he was thinking, normally i'd say maternal instincts, but hes a MALE. He must have gently plucked them out of the cage with his mouth because not a single pinkie had any damage done to it whatsoever and they all survived. Odd, I'm telling you.
 

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Aw... Even the doggie can't resist the pinkies.
 

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aww that is really cute and funny!
My dog loves my ratties and looks forward to playing with them every night. Last night was the first time my rat Sweety decided it was time to catch a ride on Chichi's back and jumped on her. I was bummed as my camera battery was dead and I no longer have a cam corder. It was SUCH a cute sight to see Sweety playing piggy back with Cheech.
 

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haha, pinky-nurturing, that's adorable. what a sight that must have been.

my funny story for the day:

i wanted to make a sweater for picasso (there's a pic of a nakie rat wearing a sweater somewhere online and i've wanted to do that since before i even got her, lol) so i cut the foot off a sock and cut little holes for her arms. i stretched it out and when she took a sniff, i put it around her body and picked her up to put her arms in the little holes. i need different socks, on this note, because the neck-hole is too large as it's the same size as the bottom hole, etc, but she looked cute in it for the whole 20 seconds it was on.

anywho, apparently, with the ratty-sweater on, picasso cannot walk. her back legs become limp and barely move right, and i'm thinking it has something to do with the wierd feeling of having something wrapped around your body and brushing up on your back legs. so she tries to escape from me and is falling over left and right. in a mad panic she grabs a piece of scrap paper i had on the floor and runs off with it, crashing into boxes and clothes-piles all the way. funniest thing i've ever seen, i'm pretty sure, i even got it on video on my camera, but i'm not sure how to share it with you all.

everyone, make rat-sweaters! they're adorable!
 

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haha, i don't think my rats are quite ready for sweaters yet lol... And Lulu is grounded right now, she escaped last night, and my boyfriend, my mother an I spent like 2 hours searching for her and she was behind the stereo and for some reason we thought she was dead so i was like having a heart attack... and then she twitched her little whiskers and all my fear turned into anger lol :s i think she needs a ball and chain around her ankle i've had her for less than a month and shes escaped twice.
 

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yeah i'm a little tired of mozart being impossible to find. :p i leave her door open though (only on days when i have the hours to search for her when necesary) and let her wander in and out (takes her an hour or so to even come back to the cage once) and then i give her treats everytime. i don't close the cage every time cuz i don't want her to think that going back in means that she'll be trapped automatically, but that it means she'll get something nice. i hope it works. picasso is much better about being found when i'm ready to go to work or whatnot. i think it will just take you time, good luck!
 

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lol i wish i could trust my rats that much, i'm afraid its my house that presents more of the problem than my rats actually do though, its not quite as rat proofed as it should be, but we're moving soon so my babies will be able to have their own room in the laundry room lol :p i'm pretty anxious, then we'll start training them a bit more.

speaking of training, i've heard quite a bit of talk about people training their rats to do tricks.. which sort of tricks are these?! mine could use a little schooling.
 
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