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can medium rats and large(dumbo) rats live together?because i have a medium one who needs a friend and i love the bigger ones so i just want to make sure.i wont if i cant i dont mind.thanks for ur help much appreciated!!
 

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so if i put 2 together it dosent matter if one is significently(sp?) larger than the other?im sorry im so persistent just want to be safe and sure!
 

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I think this sticky will answer your questions and more:

http://www.ratforum.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=3991.html

Edit: Also, I'm going to assume you're purchasing your rats from Petco or similar pet store, and they sell their rats as different sizes: Small/Medium/Large. This is most commonly just an age difference, not a size difference. If you purchase a 'small' rat it may very well grow to be as big as or bigger than the 'large' rats for sale. They separate them in these sizes for people who purchase them to feed to their reptiles. :?
 

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just double check that the smaller rat will not be able to squeeze through the bars on the larger rat's cage. They should get along fine once they sort out who's the alpha.
 

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You know I used to think that dumbos were a larger breed of rat, too, when I was new to rats. I wonder if some pet store told me that or something?
 

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You know I used to think that dumbos were a larger breed of rat, too, when I was new to rats. I wonder if some pet store told me that or something?
maybe just an association of 'dumbo' with 'elephant'?
 

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Maybe. I think also any dumbos I'd ever seen were males and I probably didn't grasp the massive size difference between females and males.
 

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They'll tell you rexes are larger too. Just depends which employee you get, really. Some know their stuff, some make things up on the spot.
 
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