I know what it is like to go through a break up and then to have everything up in the air but keep faith it will turn out .I would go to him and say " I want the rats you dont spend time with them and i love them " If he wants to keep them make a deal give him one and you keep the others .
Hopefully this all works out the way you want it .
unfortunately i think he may win this, he's making the point that here 4 people will take care of them, and where i'm going there will only be me. Also it's pretty cold here and he's saying that travelling with them, will be bad for their health and that they will be under a lot of stress... also bad for their health.
1. we talked about this before and he wasn't sure, so i told him if skaven and dart weren't ready to travel he could keep them. So we have avoided any further socialization for them with Quee.
2. Quee is everybody's favorite rat, people have started to come over just to see him. That's part of the reason, he'll still be living in a group house and i won't be so he won't be getting the same constant interaction of someone always being at home, and him always being out of the cage if he will with me.
3. because i thought he was coming with me i made all my plans around him, however taking him and out of the house with these weather conditions could be dangerous and as we'd be travelling for awhile i was always concerned with his health...
it may be better for him to keep them all, but i've just never had to give up a pet before so i'm fighting it but i don't really have any good solid argument for why they would be better off with me. the time he doesn't spend with them the community does.
(he's also finally doing everything i asked him to do months ago for them. like build toys bigger enclosures etc.)
he also makes the point that i shouldn't be so attached yet and he thinks the rats are more bonded with him then me.
i don't know its just ugly, and we had this happen on my birthday no less >.<
I've got my fingers crossed for you. I say keep on fighting, show that you know better. My guess is that you should ask for testimonials from your friends as to who would be a better home for the rats. Best of luck.