Originally Posted by dramaqueen
I've heard that rats CAN be kept alone as long as you handle them a lot and give them lots of attention.
Sadly, there are misconceptions with every animal. Rats cannot live alone, and those who seem too aggressive to live with other rats is a hormone issue. Those rats need to be spayed or neutered and introduced to another rat in stages. Biggest mistake people make is wrong introductions. I have had sucess with many lone rats, except one whom needed a neuters to be nice. I've had rats for 10 years, been on forums for all of those years too :)
People who usually say their rat is fine because they are with it xx hours a day are usually lying about that LOL I always say.... Are you willing to lick your rat? Snuggle in the hammock every nap time? If no, get a pair lol
Having a single rat is like a betta living in a 0.5g tank with no plants or space to hide on a window sil with no heater. Sure they survive but its not what they need to thrive and be happy :)
You can see why the pet store doesn't like me too much.
Thank you :)