ANSWERS: 51
  • ewwwwwwwwwwww omg i am scared half to death of rats their is no way in hell i would have one as a pet
  • Aren't rats supposed to be pests? Hamsters are cute, but rats...
  • I'm glad I don't have one...
  • My brother got one several years ago. I HATED the thought. I was GOING to move out when THAT RAT moved in. Turns out I love it. It's really intelligent and answers to its name. Let's see any hamster do that!
  • They're very affectionate and very intelligent. They make great pets, actually.
  • LOl i was just watching harry potter and and the prizinor of azkaban and ron was talking lossing his rat
  • My brother got one several years ago. I HATED the thought. I was GOING to move out when THAT RAT moved in. Turns out I love it. It's really intelligent and answers to its name. Let's see any hamster do that!
  • very useful to medicine/mankind.
  • They're great southern fried.
  • They are intelligent, social and loving if treated respectfully, which they should be. Many people don't like rat's tails. They are actually very neat and allow them to balance. : )
  • Domestic rats are pets not pests. You guys are all very old fashioned lol. Rats are the pets of the future. They are social, friendly and loving. They are like mini dogs but far cheaper! I wouldn't give up my rats for anything. I also keep hamsters, mice and gerbils!
  • "Ben"
  • they don't bbq up right.
  • I am very, very afraid to answer this question. But I know I have issues to deal with and waiting around is not going to fix anything. I just hope that my good friends don't forget me in this possible time of anguish.
  • I am afraid of rats myself but if you like rats feel free to have them as pets!
  • I don't , those rascals are to fast for me
  • Not for me, so a big EWWW!!! But if that's your thing, more power to you. That means one less of them roaming around free somewhere else in the world to freak the rest of us out.
  • I have four pet rats and they are amazing little animals!!
  • When I was a kid, I bought a feeder albino rat from the pet store as a pet and to "save" it from a terrible fate. Named him Jack. He never bit me, was pretty smart and cool to watch. My mother made me get rid of him after a while though.
  • I have a pet rat, ive had 2, they are amazing pets, they are very funny! and also can be very loyal to you, they make really excellent pets!! and if you clean them every 3 days, they do not stink, i usually give mine baths every 2 to 3 weeks! he loves it lol. the thing i dont like about them, the male rats grow really big balls that jiggle everywhere LOL. i wanted a female, but i got him very young, so they didnt know the gender, but he is really good, he plays tag and everything! hes so cute:) i would suggest getting one, they are really good company!:)
  • They make good snake food.
  • DA BOMB
  • Rats are probably the best choice of pet in terms of the small mammals. They can be potty-trained, learn tricks, climb, walk a tightrope, swim and dive, jump a few feet and do many other fascinating things. It was recently that they are one of the few animals capable of laughter (others being dogs and great apes), and experiments show they exhibit altruistic behavior (one rat will help another without expecting something in return). They enjoy human companionship about as much as a dog does. Sadly they only live between 1-4 years depending on genetics and nutrition. Female rats are also prone to mammary tumors later on life which means you have to choose between an expensive removal surgery or euthanization.
  • They are clean, cheap and can build a strong bond with their owner. They can even be trained. Ferrets are better though.
  • I have a hooded rat myself, and this is the first time I've ever owned one. I've had hamsters, mice and guinea pigs before, but I have to tell you that nothing compares to Missy. I find domestic rats to be far more intelligent, hygienic and sociable than smaller rodents. My experience with a guinea pig left me wanting for something less skittish and more lovable (though it may just have been that particular guinea pig and the few others I've seen) My rat is very clean, only ever goes to the washroom in her cage, travels well (I take her with me to conventions and family vacations) and sticks to me like glue rather than running away any chance she cant get.
  • Not my choice of pet , but have known people who have had them for pets and say they make good ones. I am personally more of a cat person ....which would kill a rat, if I had one.
  • not my choice of a pet, but if you love them get as many as you feel is needed!
  • The males have huge testicles
  • My rat and I have a great bond. We like the same foods (she'll steal any sushi I bring home that doesn't have fish in it, and adores pocky) she holds my pages when I lie in bed and read a book, she travels with me to my anime cons and family events and is all around a great pet to have. I find rats to be less skittish than other small animals, but aren't aggressive like ferrets can be. they are also very shy to bite, the only time Missy has ever bitten me was when she was trying to chew my sock. It really shocked her when I jumped a little and she hasn't done it since. I've also trained her not to chew on wires. She's extremely hygienic, the cage doesn't smell at all beyond a faint perfume from the woodshavings and though she does kick out a bit of sawdust here and there, it's easy enough to clean up.
  • I wouldn't want one for myself, and I can't say they make great pets or not! I do like hamsters, guinea pigs, and gerbils though. : O )
  • i have a rat now and he bites. he can never be taken out of the pen. my sister had 6 rats and one named weasey was the friendlist rat i ever met. rats can be the best pet you ever had or your worst nightmare. if you get a rat make sure to do your rsearch and talk to people at the pet store about the rat you choose. ps. if you get a nice rat they are just like mini dogs.
  • Pet rats are very friendly creatures. I have had many before and am owning five at the moment! They are very caring and can live 1-2 years. Ive had one before named Tom and he lived to about three! When you first get them they can smell but you get used to it after about a week or so. Females are always active and awake and don't smell as much as boys, but can have more problems with lumps and tumours. Male rats however are laid back and only come out late, but both sexes are very nice to get to know. If you are thinking about getting pet rats, do NOT use sawdust in their cage, as I did with my first rat and one got a respitory infection (wheezing and sneezing) and died as a result of this. I would suggest something like carboard cuttings or 'Care Fresh'. They don't bite if handled properly and all of mine I am able to stick my finger in their mouth s and they have no intention whatsoever in biting.
  • Love them - affectionate, loyal, intelligent, curious. Lovely animals to own and watch. The one down side - they need constant cleaning out because their poop just stinks so bad and they have to be kept indoors.
  • very inteligent very sweet though they do get lonly.
  • No such thing as pet rat, it willturn on you fast.
  • I have 5 rats 2 males and 3 females (I don't breed they live in opposite ends of the house) One of my boys is the coolest rat ever, he loves human attention and exploring. the other one doesn't come out of his cage... My females are crazy. they are so energetic and actually they pee on my alot... However, I don't like one of the girls (my hairless) she hates human contact and scratches me more than the other 4 combined. One of my girls, the oldest is really sweet, she is my buddy. They make alot of noise at night so i wouldn't recommend letting them sleep in your room. The boys are greasier than the girls and smell more, but they are waaaaay more laid back and are less skittish. hope that helped...
  • They are cute!!
  • I love them. I had two of them, but both lived rather short lives.
  • If you like rats they make very good pets...
  • The pet snake will love them.
  • Make excellent friends.
  • my sister loves rats she has two males named azazeal and gabriel.
  • they're great. I have two atm, and have had hamsters gerbils and mice previously. rats are by far the best because they are more easily handled (tempermant wise and the fact that they are larger its practically easier) they are very clever and they actually enjoy human contact and come up to the cage to greet you rather then freaking out like gerbils hamsters mice etc. Compared to those three, they are the best by far. Rabbits and guinea pigs are similar but rats are smaller.
  • I think they're cute, but I'd worry about them biting me. Would they respect you as their master, or would they always be wild animals?
  • They got bad press during the Middle Ages.
  • If cooked properly, they taste very delicious.
  • i had a rat..... it was EVIL i swear it was a phsco rat!! apparently theyre supposed to be in pairs but it got beaten up all the time and thats when my parents got him coz they thought id feel "sorry" for him yup thats right...BAD CHOICE he bit me ...he stank to high heaven!! he was BALD no joke! yeah thats right bald he looked like a prune and i had to give him away coz he smelt soo bad. i made sure he went to a good home though ....aww poor lex i wish he didnt smell,or bite me
  • I like them had several when I was a kid because they started having babies thier cool though pretty tame if you get a good one
  • GREAT companions for my pet cat.
  • Very good, specially if i can have a same rodent type like PICACHU. . .LOL!
  • I have kept rats and they make great pets. They're sociable, intelligent and affectionate. I love them.

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