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Just a lil curious question. If you get only one rat, will it be more likely that a male or female will be better at being alone without a rat friend? I just am wondering, I know its always better to get two thats why I am, just a lil curious thats all.
 

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None of the above actually. All rats need a rat friend of the same sex and I would suggest doing that for the rats well being. ALL rats need rat friends or risk depression and just not being fully happy in general.

Your pet deserves to not be alone, just as any human would never want to be without someone of their own kind, friend family or mate.
 

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in the rat world it doesn't matter the gender, both are just as socail. in he wild they stay pretty much in family groups all their lives. both males and females all living together from birth til death. our domestic rats aren't any less socail. so to answer your question simply, neither gender would be more likely to be able to cope with being alone.
 

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twitch said:
in the rat world it doesn't matter the gender, both are just as socail. in he wild they stay pretty much in family groups all their lives. both males and females all living together from birth til death. our domestic rats aren't any less socail. so to answer your question simply, neither gender would be more likely to be able to cope with being alone.
I agree with this fully.
 

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My girls didn't really seem to care about haning out with each other for the first few days but now they play fight and eat and sleep together. I couldn't imagine having just one. It's just cruel. Even if you have them out for 2 hours a day and play with them the whole time, that's still 22 hours a day it has to be alone in it's cage.
 
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