rats for sure. you mentioned yyou wanted something quieter, and rats are suuper quiet. they dont even like wheels, so that noise is moot. degus get noisy sometimes, theyre like birds if you're into that. rats are really wonderful critters. i find them to be just like dogs in personality, and i love it. rats seem to be born ready to love humans (kinda like dogs). theyre easy to tame, very domesticated, sweet loving things. i get licked to death my timmy loves me so much lol.
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