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Friday, September 23, 2016

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Keeping Rats As Pets

Many of you liked my post about my rats in August, but as you probably know I gave them to a pet shop, cause I can't keep 11 rats and baby rats were around one month and were almost the same size as their mom. And one of the reasons was that my favourite rat and their dad died because of pneumonia. And they reminded me him too much.

Any way, I though maybe some of you think about buying a rat or just want to know about them more. Actually, when I got them I knew nothing about them, but after a couple of months owning them I can say that know them pretty good! Let's talk about good side of owning a rat now!

+ They're very affectionate. Rats are really very affectionate natures. They showed their love to me just on the first day in one hour after I got them and have seen for the first time.
And they very like be hands ... but especially they love to be on shoulders somewhere in your hair and on a face! Haha! I'm not kidding!

+ And very clever. Some things that work with hamsters do not work with rats. It's hard to deceive them. I was so wondered how clever they are.

+ They eat actually everything you eat. So you should not buy a special food and will always have something to give to a rat to eat. They can from cakes to meat. But better to give the fruits and vegetables, of course.

+ They love play games. I played with a game of cat and mouse. If you had no idea what is it. It's a game for cats. You need to make a rat from a paper and a thread. Your rat will try catch it.

+ You can train them to do tricks. Just search for it on Youtube. It's amazing!

+ You can even walk with them. But when they already know good you or they just will escape. And do not choose a place where arecats and dogs.

+ Your life will be never boring with them. They move and do funny things every second. You will have no time to be bored!

And bad side of keeping them as pets:

- Susceptable to health issues. As I said my favourite rat is died because of his illness although I tried to save him. It was so hard to see how they are dying... Oh no, I'm starting to cry. Next point!

- They have short life. Even they have a good health, they live maximum around 2-3 years. It's hard to say goodbye to your little friend in such a short time, when you're already close to each other.

- Their houses started to smell bad in very stort time after cleaning. You should clean at least one time for 3 days, but I usually cleaned everyday.
And I've doing around my opened window, because it smells so bad that it's hard to breath.

- People will say that they're scary and ugly too often. Even on Instagram. Some people wrote that I should stop posting photos of them. Like what? It's my Instagram profile and will post photos of my pet. It's okay!
They just understand nothing. Whatever.

- They can destroy your furniture, curtain and wallpapers. They actually destroyed my curtains a lot, so I can't wait to change them finally (maybe on this weekend) and they destroyed my wallpapers. A lot. But in the place that nobody see, so it's a good side of this story. Any way I will change it hopefully soon.

- If you live in a small town, it will be hard to find a veterenar for your rat. And as you remember they bocome sick often.


  1. The worst part is their short life... It's really sad!

  2. Not my first choice for a pet, but I understand those who want them

  3. Wow, I didn't know that they were very affectionate, that's so sweet! But yes, not veterinary around is not so good and also, I think of furniture and curtains! But the love they give is great! 11 is a big number, I agree! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!!

  4. this is a very helpful post :) i don't really like rats but i love pets :))

    xoxo, rae

  5. OMG...
    I am not very alike with having a rat as a pet but well, it depends on each person likes so :)
    However, I didn't know they could do tricks if you train them, it's funny! hahaha
    have a nice day!

    Elena from Somniare Aude blog

  6. OMG thats so cute!! :)


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