Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > The Lounge
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2011, 08:19 AM   #1 
BlueHaven
Member
 
BlueHaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: John 14:2-4
Dumbo Rats?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrnGw...eature=related
Anyone have a pet dumbo rat, or a pet rat here?
I love them!!!
They are SO cute and awesome.
I almost convinced my family to let me get one, but my mom strongly dislikes rats!
And cause of allergies...>.<
But I can say that she DID say they were cute!!!
Hahaa
BlueHaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:49 AM   #2 
SillyCone
Member
 
SillyCone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: London
Lol that IS cute indeed! XD!

I love those domestic mice too, although we fill our house with mice poison every now and then <_<!
SillyCone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:52 AM   #3 
BettaGirl290
Member
 
BettaGirl290's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Snohomish and Shorline Washington
lol. i know i want a pet hamster or rat but NOOOOO not even if i pay for it, keep it in my room, clean it 24/7 and buy its food!
BettaGirl290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:52 AM   #4 
BettaGirl290
Member
 
BettaGirl290's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Snohomish and Shorline Washington
but i respect my dad's decision.
BettaGirl290 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 09:52 AM   #5 
SillyCone
Member
 
SillyCone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: London
I had a hamster once, for almost 3 years, they are awesome pets, but careful, they are ninja prison breakers~
SillyCone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 10:54 AM   #6 
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy
Member
 
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England, USA
My daughters and I have kept a number of Dumbo Rats over the years. They are mellow, smart and cute companions.

The problem is they are prone to infestations and respitory issues that do not always cure, and cancerous tumors. They do not live long. Their average lifespan is 3 years.

My oldest daughter is 25 and currently has two males at the end of their lifespan. She even had the males' fixed', to extend their lifespan... but unfortunately, it had no effect on their lifespan.

Rats are the smartest of the rodents, and wonderful pets... but their short life span and health issues do not make them ideal pets. Also, call your local animal hospital and ask them how much money it costs to humanly 'put down' a rat that is suffering from, say, an inoperable tumor. You'll be unpleasently surprised how much it cost to humanely end their suffering.

BTW, rats are not good pets for people with allergies. I have allergies andbecame very allergic to rats. I no longer keep them.
Here Fishy Fishy Fishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 02:55 PM   #7 
BlueHaven
Member
 
BlueHaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: John 14:2-4
:)

Hamsters are cute too!!

Yea, I think it would be hard to let go a pet if they don't live long, and you get attached to them.
BlueHaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 08:01 PM   #8 
Twilight Storm
Member
 
Twilight Storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest, USA
My niece has a dumbo rat named Fudge. We ended up taking care of it for a while here at our house. I must agree with you he was very smart and friendly. He would sit on my shoulder and burrow into my hair next to my neck and lick me lol. He is now back with her, and has taught the other regular rat she has how to lick people. I liked how he would customize his tissue box "house" with windows and a sunroof, all the while ignoring the neat wooden one we bought him LOL.

Overall I never thought I would like rats until I took care of hers. :)
That is also an adorable movie you linked to on youtube!!!

Last edited by Twilight Storm; 05-24-2011 at 08:03 PM. Reason: forgot
Twilight Storm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #9 
seljic
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
I used to have a little brown-and-white rat named Pyro. He rode everywhere on my shoulder. He lived almost four years, but was plagued by the usual mycoplasma (upper respiratory infections). They are expensive and high-maintenence pets, but we enjoyed our boys immensely!
seljic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumbo has ich... Bettaluver4evr Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 20 05-09-2011 11:10 AM
Liberty's new tank and Dumbo :) Bettaluver4evr Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 8 05-04-2011 03:35 PM
Dumbo! :) Bettaluver4evr Betta Pictures 109 03-30-2011 04:30 PM
Has anyone had pet rats? Jooleeah The Lounge 11 09-04-2010 01:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.