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Hello every1.....i used to have a rat a couple of months ago...i had him for 4 years which is quite a lot i think....But im getting another one in a weeks time or so..And i need help....

MALE or FEMALE and why??? which are most friendly? Thankyou xxxxx
 

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Males are pretty chill and can sit with you and get fat and lazy LOL. If you want a calm rat males are a good choice.

Females mostly tend to be inquisitive, and friendly too. But most don't like to snuggle for long.

My girls like to play with me and they are very inquisitive. They groom me, altho I'm sure some males groom too, I'm partial to my girls!

I'd always go with the girls because I don't like the apperence of males. But my girls always mark me, and with boys, nutering (sp) them can stop that.
 

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Males are usually more calmer as they age but then females can be to. There are exceptions to every rule.

What ever sex you get please make sure you get 2 rats, rats are social animals and should not be kept alone.
 

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I always have girls. I dont really like the boys for there appearance and the size they get. They get alot bigger and the size scares **** out of me lol. I did once buy 2 adult males which were supposed to be loving. Got them home and in cage no problem. Then they turned nasty, Managed to get one out and it flipped. I rehomed them as there size was to much, have to admit these 2 boys were huge. Ive also been told by male owners that they smell alot also.

The girls ive always had have been very affectionate and sat cuddled with me at night watching tv. One girl wold never leave me alone, always on my shoulder (even when going loo)

Hope you choose your new ones soon.
 

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personally i like females more because there more playfull and smell less, but if you want a more dosile pet that will sit on your lap and fallasleep then you will want to get a male
 

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I hear that males are generally calmer,but my Ollie doesn't si still!!!he loves to explore and is not at all shy,he loves to be handles will crawl all over you!!I love everything about him=3
 

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well ive heard boys sit longer with you but my toxic will sit on my shoulder for over and hour no problem shes calm as (sum times lol.)
i got for girls coz they smell less and they not so big
 

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I got girls cause they're smaller and sans goolies. Plus they dont' have the buck grease smell, and are more willing to come visit me while I read and then leave and entertain themselves.

But one of mine, Sevilla, I'm sure thinks she's a boy- she'll sit and let me scratch behind her ears as long as I can, and she looooves when I rub up and down her back (stands her short hair on end, it's so cute).

The other one, Belgie, is more "typical" girl, hyper and jumpy and explorative. She likes taking food from me, running away to hide it, and coming back to demand more, walking all over me if she thinks that'll get the job done.

So you can try all you want for what you think a normal example of the gender will be, but just keep an eye out for surpise personalities!
 

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I prefer boys (especially since my first 4 were from Petco, there was no chance the petstore got them preggers).

Bacardi is jumpy, Pernod's grouchy, Guinness is lazy, Baileys is sweet, Puck is hyper, and Jack is... Jack.

They're all different. :lol:
 

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Male rats are WAY less likely to get tumours. So if you don't think you can handle watching your beloved ratties grow huge lumps out of their sides, get males. Four out of the seven girls I've had have gotten tumours.
 
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