SisMorphine wrote:I prefer to have 3 rats at a time myself. That way you can take one with you when you go places and the other two can keep each other company at home. My 3 rat cage consisted of 2 females and a neutered male. They got along great, slept together all snuggly-like, it was perfection. This time around I'm going for 3 males because though I like females, they are WAY high energy and never stop moving, and the males are more relaxed lumps of mush . . . definitely more my speed
Those babies are cute! I especially like the last one. Is she a black berkshire or black irish? I can never remember the difference in coloring . . .
Get a big cage. I suggest the Preview Hendryx 4 level. Others prefer Martin cages . . . but they're not coated and I feel they just get dirtier quicker. Don't use shavings, go for a Carefresh type bedding. Get at least one hammock and one hidey house for them. You'll find that the females are little monkeys and LOVE to climb, so I got some good use out of one of those hanging bird rope toys. And a fun game to play in the hot summer is to take frozen peas and put them in a bowl and water and watch them fish them out.
And lots and lots of handling and socialization! I would bring mine with me everywhere and they were the friendliest most social animals alive.
And whenever you give them a treat say their name to them. That way, if they escape, you can call their name and they'll come running.
I could go on and on and on . . .
Maryellen wrote:i like the first ones colors.. but they are all cute..
luvmyangels wrote:I read what you said about the cages. Someone suggested Martin cages to me but I found them a little expensive especially for the powder coated ones. I found this one http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx? ... enemerch=1
but I think if I get 3 it will be too small.
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