11-25-2008, 05:08 PM #1
Latest addition to the house of Stone
As if 10 cats, 3 rhodesian ridgebacks...a parrot, 2 lovebirds, dwarf russian hamsters....and a myriad of assorted fishes are not enough..........saltwater included...*ok..1 gobi..dont hold it against me*............was not enough....
the son..who today wrote his last school examination and is now officially out of school and on his southern hemisphere summer vaction...has informed me that he is now the proud owner..of...I kid you not....a rat.
No folks...not just any old rat.....oh noooooooo ooohhh oooohhhh.....
What kind...you ask me??....
WEllllllllllllllllllllllll...the true white as snow with pink eyes true as bob...albino type...you know..the type that gives us normal girls the whillie nillies....*shudderzzz*
He will be with his dad for the first part of the xmas season..followed by the daughter when her school comes out..but when they come home...apparently..mr rat...shall be ensconsed in the house of Stone...along with aforementioned creatures of 4 legs..2 legs...and other assorted appendages....
Excuse me for now...I am off to get a valium.........
11-25-2008, 05:25 PM #2
Congratulations~hey maybe the cats will take care of it for ya, by accident of course...10: Harlequin Raspboras, Otos, CAE
20L: Guppies, Platies, Neons
29: Peppered Corys, Zebra Danios, Black Skirt Tetras
11-25-2008, 07:27 PM #3
You will learn to love it!! Rats make incredible pets, teach it some tricks and you'll get over the creepiness very quickly, trust me (I had 21 rats growing up, and my whole family, including extended family, grew to love the little guys!)Lindsay
23g FW Community ~ 2.5g antique slate-bottom plakat betta ~ 4g antique slate bottom plakat betta
11-25-2008, 08:25 PM #4
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11-25-2008, 09:10 PM #7
The white female didnt wanna come out, but i'll take some more later. Tell me shes not cute, and thats the mean one. (males are always docile, females are hit or miss.)
The ears are so cute hehe
She is greying as shes getting close to the end of her life cycle (around 3 years)
Last edited by Wild Turkey; 11-25-2008 at 09:12 PM.
11-27-2008, 12:24 AM #8
Congrats on the new family member!!!!!!! I too have had pet rats all my life. They are WONDERFUL pets!!! I just posted a ton of info about them in this thread: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=33265_____________________________
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11-27-2008, 03:42 PM #9Originally Posted by Wild Turkeyangelcakes (penny)
"The big fish eats the small one."
-- Sephardic saying
11-27-2008, 08:12 PM #10
cant have them here in Alberta, its just a plague preventative. rats cant enter the province no matter what unless its proffesional science where they will properly do whatever
first time i ever saw a rat was in petsmart when i was 16 and went to Washington