Laura Leigh asked in PetsRodents · 1 month ago

Why do many people like having rats as pets?

9 Answers

  • 5 days ago

    There are many reasons why people like keeping rats as pets. It is something you won't truly understand until you get one for yourself.

    Rats are very social animals and like the company of other humans and rats. They are best kept in pairs of 2 or more of the same gender.

    Depending on their gender they are extremely clean and don't smell. Male rats tend to smell much more as they will mark their environment with urine. 

    They are smart animals, that crave human attention, clean and are quite easy to take care of.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Rats are like small dogs. They are very clean even with their waste. They are sweet and loyal. But with dogs you need routine check ups, preventative medicine for fleas, ticks, and heartworm, leashes and collars and harnesses. Basically rats are very similar to gentle giant dogs except small and much easier to take care of which is good for first time pet owners.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Lovable, cute, smart, clean, easy to care for. Not picky eaters.

    Downside: Short timers, just as you get to really bonding, they Die. Breaks your heart as much as a puppy dying.

  • 1 month ago

    This is the top 10 reasons:

    - With rats as pets, there's no shortage of personality!

    - Rats are low-maintenance pets when necessary!

    - They form loving, close bonds with other rats and humans

    - Rats are very clean pets

    - Costs associated with rats are generally low

    - Rats can be trained

    - Rats are as friendly as can be

    - Rats are typically as healthy as a horse

    - Pet rats are easy to find

    - Rats have so much variety!

    -Rat cages don't have to be expensive you could even make one!

    • Anon1 month agoReport

      Not all 3 At Once, of course. I mean., after each litter.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not having kept and bonded with pet rats, you wouldn't understand.

    They can make for just wonderful pets, playful, affectionate, very smart.

    Never heard a limit to tricks they can learn.

    Like any animal, they have their downsides, worst is a short lifespan and lapsing in cleaning after them, they can smell.

    Good sides far outweigh the bad.

    • Anon1 month agoReport

      My rats Never smelled,Just their poop.

  • 1 month ago

    Because they make great pets

  • 1 month ago

    No, I like cats and dogs

    • Anon1 month agoReport

      I like dogs As Well. Can easily have both.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Why not? We have one as president.

  • 1 month ago

    Because rats are awesome

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