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Old December 20th, 2005, 09:53 PM
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rats

Can anyone suggest where we could get a nice fancy rat? I hate pet shops. I had a rat many years ago & he was a great little pet for 2 years.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 10:02 PM
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Our humane society often has them for adoption, you may want to try your local humane society.
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Old December 20th, 2005, 11:37 PM
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OH I love rats!! But please dont' get just one. Rats are highly social, and suffer without company, especially during the night when they are most active. They love having a buddy to groom, play and cuddle with!

There are a bunch of rats listed on Petfinder!
http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?act...t&Submit=Go%21

Or I suggest you visit this Yahoo group to find adoptable rats in the Montreal area.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Canada-Rat-Adoption/
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Old December 20th, 2005, 11:46 PM
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I love ratties too!

My friend adopted from this group:
Small Victories Rodent Rescues
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/QC26.html

His 2 girls are absolutely lovely! Some of their siblings are still available, I think.

Oh, and I agree with Lucky, they do much better as a same sex pair.

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Old December 21st, 2005, 12:05 AM
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they do much better as a same sex pair.
Right. While being up to one's eyeballs in baby rats sounds delightful to me, it's not always practical.

I accidentally ended up with two girls and a boy, so had to get my boy - Ashley Peebody - neutered, so they could live together. Had to keep the girlies safe!!
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Old December 21st, 2005, 01:03 AM
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I know it's best to adopt a ratty who needs a home, but in case you were looking for a baby, there are rat breeders around too.
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Old December 21st, 2005, 08:10 AM
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Give Debbie Boran with Watchdog Committee a holler. I believe she has rats as well available normally. I too love rats, great little creatures!
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Old December 21st, 2005, 11:25 AM
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Thanks a bunch...I will look into all these avenues. I forgot Debbie Boran usually has. I will let you all know how it goes.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 03:54 PM
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Brad & Marvin

We got our two boy rats this week....now named Brad 'the brave' - super curious & Marvin 'the dentist' - he pulls your lip & cleans your teeth.
We are very proud to have adopted them through (Small Victories Rodent Rescue) they are super nice & informative. These boys have been very well taken care of & we love them.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 04:22 PM
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Awww, they are very handsome! Congrats.
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Old January 15th, 2006, 05:06 PM
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Awww,they are adorable!! I too love rats,but unfortunately so do my cats
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Old January 15th, 2006, 05:27 PM
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AWWWWW - what adorable hoodie boyz!! I'm so jealous. I'd love more rats, but with all these darn stupid cats, I just can't.

Enjoy them!!!!
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Old January 16th, 2006, 06:35 PM
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Very cute!!! Congratulations on the new additions to your family!
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Old January 16th, 2006, 10:57 PM
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Very pretty ratties!
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 04:48 PM
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Lovely boys! I am glad you got them off of Jane.
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Here's a pic of my guy Lenny. He's sitting in my lap and is much bigger than he looks in this picture...

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Old April 28th, 2006, 10:09 AM
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Lenny is adorable!! I wish more people would realize that rats are one of the best pets out there, bar none!
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Old April 28th, 2006, 09:00 PM
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Soooo cute! Congrats!
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Old April 28th, 2006, 09:29 PM
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He's nearly two now.
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Old April 28th, 2006, 09:50 PM
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oh... sorry... I thought this was a "new rat" thread...

I never got mine to live much longer than two, unfortunately. They all got some form of cancer- I didn't get them from a reputable place though...

He's such a cute blondie.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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Well these boys that we adopted have been more than amazing, unfortunatly one, does have tumors. Three came up within a month, then no more. So far, they are not causing him any problem but they are just gross The vet doesn't reccomend removing because there are too many & too big, so we will enjoy him til we see signs of trouble. They are brothers, we got both castrated & they both eat the same food...go figure.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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Oh sorry to hear that. This is what makes rats such heartbreaking pets...
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Old May 1st, 2006, 08:44 AM
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That's what I dislike about ratties...that they are extremely prone to tumors. Other than that, they are the best pets in the world. :sad:
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