Join Date: May 2013
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.
I have had seven rats over the past five years and they've all been a joy. I only have one boy left now. He has been a single rat for a while because he was always very uncomfortable and skittish around other rats. He actually seemed a lot happier on his own so that's how it's been for several months now. He gets lots and lots of love and attention though. Unfortunately, despite how much I love them, they live such short lives. A couple years just isn't enough for me, and after having lost six of the sweethearts, I don't know how much more I can take, so after my current boy goes ( he should have a least another good strong year ahead of him). I'm taking a break from them. But I definitely reccommend them to anyone looking for a sweet, affectionate, intelligent, and easy to care for pet. As long as you can handle the fact that they generally only make it about three years. It always seems too soon. I've gotten all my boys as babies and they all grew up so fast.
2 Boys: Benedict (VT), Ramses (King PK) 3 Girls: Gylfie, Sonata, Alice (all VT) 5 Cory Catfish: Sherlock, Watson, Mycroft, Howard, Gimpy