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post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-13-2006, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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What do you prefer?

Out of hamsters,gerbs,rats and mice, which do you all prefer!?

Me, personally I am partial to rats.Actually it is more of an addiction with me! Hahaha...I adore rats.Mice would be 2nd on my list and then hamsters and gerbs last.





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I would have to say that I definately prefer rats. They are just so loving! Second would be mice, and I would have gerbils third, and then hamsters, mainly because I've had some fairly negative experiences with hamsters.

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I've never had a rat so I'll go with hamsters . All my hamsters have been extremely friendly and a ton of fun. They're such awesome critters .




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You forgot Guinea Pigs!
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You forgot Guinea Pigs!
So I did...oops! I also forgot a few other rodents...I should of put an "other" option!




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i have had ALL of the above. and i STRONGLY prefer rats. i was a rat mommy of nearly 7 years.


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I can't choose between my tatties and meeces so they'll have to be joint favourite. I've never had any of the others so couldn't say.


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I love all rodents and owned all of the above options and out of them it had to be my rats that were my favourites. But non of them compare to my degu's

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I have had rats, gerbils and hamster, never had mice for pets though.

For me probably a tie between hamsters and gerbils. I loved my rats but it was hard to clean there cages before, because I didn't know where to put them while I clean there cages. Where hamsters and gerbils you can put them in a carrier or a ball.
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I definitely like rats, but I started with hamsters, so they will always have a special place.

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I have had rats, gerbils and hamster, never had mice for pets though.

For me probably a tie between hamsters and gerbils. I loved my rats but it was hard to clean there cages before, because I didn't know where to put them while I clean there cages. Where hamsters and gerbils you can put them in a carrier or a ball.
When we clean our rats' cage we put them in a 20 gal tank half full of dirt that we use as a digging box.

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i have voted for hamster but i feel bad because mice and gerbils are a very close second and they have no votes!!


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I have had rats, gerbils and hamster, never had mice for pets though.

For me probably a tie between hamsters and gerbils. I loved my rats but it was hard to clean there cages before, because I didn't know where to put them while I clean there cages. Where hamsters and gerbils you can put them in a carrier or a ball.

When I do my rat cages, I just let the rats run around and play together!!They get the run of the room!




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Rats! Then it'd probably be hamsters, I haven't kept mice or gerbils.


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Rats are so affectionate and intelligent...No other rodent can beat them at that, I think.
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