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New rat

Post by Kate » Sat, 16 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hiya all,
        Tomorrow I will be the proud owner of my first rat. I'm hoping
to get a young male, preferably a black-hooded 'cos they're so purty ;)
The only rodents I've owned before were hamsters. If anyone can give me
any hints or tips on making my rat as happy as possible, especially with
helping it settle in to it's new home, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.
--
Kate,
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mollis e terra via.

 
 
 

New rat

Post by Kate » Sat, 16 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Okay, I forgot to ask this in the previous message. Sorry.

I've read up a bit on rats, but I'm still unsure on how many I should
get. One book I read said it didn't matter if I had one or more, another
said I should get more than one, but it didn't matter too much, and
another said it would be a lot better to get atleast two.
My parents are letting me have one rat, but if I really nagged at them
they'd probably allow two. However, two rats would be more expensive.
I'd like to know how important it is to have more than one.

Thanks again.

--
Kate,
Non est ad astra
mollis e terra via.