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hey guys im new and im getting my firest rat today, its a Dumbo Rat I will be posting pictures when i get him, I use to hate rats but I held one a week ago and I feel in love with him. so wish me luck.
 

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I never really "hated' rats, but never considered them good pets until I held one for the first time. It wasn't long after that that I first got them.

If at all able, get a companion for your new buddy as well. The extra upkeep is next to nothing, yet both will be much happier.

Welcome to the forums! I've learned so much from being here only a month, these forums have been very helpful.
 

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Hello Jblacks2, welcome to the forums. :)

I too recommend getting two rats, as they do much better in same sex pairs.
 

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And remember to purchase a large enough cage for them both. Petstores usually try to sell you one to small for a rats needs. One that is two square feet per rat would be the minimum space required.

Before buying I recomend putting the measurements through this:

http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/information/habitat/cagecalculator/

Good luck with your new ratty and hopefully ratties! Yeah I agree having a friend does help IMMENSLY as rats are more active at night and love to groom and be social. Make sure the friend is same sex.

And we demand pictures on arrival! XD
 
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