Joined Feb 3 2012
Boynton Beach, FL
I recently acquired 2 girl rats (I was pet sitting them for someone over the holidays and she ran into some personal issues and now they are here to stay) I have never had rats before. I currently have 8 cats 3 dogs and 2 gerbils. I was afraid of them at first and would just put their food in and toss treats in, but everyday there they were standing up looking through the bars, Eventually I started letting them take treats from my hand then lick my hand and that was the end of me, they won me over.
The girls were not in the best of shape when they came, they were skinny and their fur was disheveled looking. They are now spoiled rotten. They are now part of the family and my Westie Turbo loves them dearly and follows them around the back porch where I let them out for exercise (I'm there of course) I'm not a rat fanatic, and can't imagine why I never had them in my life before. My fiance is not so fond of them and has not been won over by them. He will eventually accept them I'm hoping. Any suggestions on winning him over would be helpful (He's had experience with rats in the past and they weren't good ones) Anyway I'm glad to be part of this post. I've got to get some pics of the girls to post, but for now enjoy my other pets