Well, actually, I've had rats before in high school, but they were all males. Now, I have a female hooded rex rat, and she's absolutely adorable. I was wondering, first of all, if there's any major differences I should know about having a female rat. I have noticed that she seems to have a lot more personality, but then again it could be because she's so young...My other rats were all acquired after they were full-grown.
A little background: My boyfriend just happened to mention that he wanted a rat, so what did I do? I showed up at his house with one.
She's about 7 or 8 weeks old, and her name is Munchie. Now, what he's wanting to do is convert an entertainment center (It's about 4 feet wide by about 4 1/2 feet tall) into a cage for her. It's one of the one's that's the wood-grain-looking stuff over particle board...Is this a good idea as long as there's no way for her to really chew on stuff in there??
I know I seem quite full of questions, but it's been years since I've had rats, and I want to make sure she stays quite happy and healthy. Well, happy won't be a problem...Last time I was over there he had her sitting on his chest while he was watching TV and they were sharing pizza...