Dwarf Hamster or Rat? - Page 3 - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Gerbil & Hamster Discussion Twitching whiskers, tiny paws, and all things gerbil or hamster related.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 45
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvboyrats View Post
I just think you have to hold out and go rat all the way. The fact is most of the stuff your parents think is true about rats (biters, messy, stinky, etc) is really more true of pets like gerbils and hamsters. Rats groom themselves like cats, can be litter trained, the girls smell like grapes, they never bite when healthy and properly socialized, can learn their name and tricks like a dog or cat, etc, etc. They also just bond and show affection so much more because they are so soo much smarter. All pocket pets are cute, but none of them hold a candle to rats, though mice do come closest. My dwarf hamster bit frequently, but I don't know if they all do. I have 5 adult rats and none of them bite, including the two that have had to get antibiotics twice a day. Just do your research, be persistent, and make your point. Show them that what they think about rats just isn't true, it's all a big myth, like those people who think it's a good idea to have an iguana on a leash because they saw it on tv, alot of our view of animals come from media and are not at all based in fact.

A cage topper should do fine with two rats. How much they cost depends. They're not going to cost you more than $15 to buy, but if you're not careful where you get them they can be very expensive in vet bills if you get them somewhere that doesn't take good care of them. Also before you buy any cages or supplies retail always check the paper, garage sales, ebay, craigslist etc, and look in petstores for slightly damaged floor models (got a perfectly good $120 cage for $50 this way once.) Pet supplies are expensive when you get them retail, but there are a lot of alternative places to find them.

I'm gonna have to try. I so hope I can get a pair of rats! I want them so bad, and honestly believe that I can take care of them.

I need to check some places like that for cages/supplies. Nice suggestions!

Thanks a bunch!
Oboe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
dwarf hammies, dwarf hamster, dwarf hamsters, food dishes, guinea pig, litter train, litter trained, male rat, male rats, pet rats, pet store, pet stores, pet supplies, rat cage, syrian hamster, syrian hamsters, vanilla rat, wild animal, wild animals, wire cage


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome