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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Pet Rat?


My youngest loves to visit the pet store. She would bring all the animals home!
Even the pet rats! No thank you, I say!



Linking with Eileen for Saturday's Critters HERE

Have a great day!

27 comments:

  1. Hi Christine.

    Do not take this home with you ;-)).
    Can I imagine.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  2. My daughter had a white one. Hamsters I did not mind...

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  3. Hello,
    I am like your child, I love to visit the pet stores. But, I would not want a pet rat. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I also appreciate your comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  4. I can't imagine....but kids do love every little creature that God created. :) I have friends in TX who swear they make the best pets!! No.THANK.YOU.

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  5. I honestly would never be able to have a rat as a pet. They freak me out a bit still. B

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  6. Our daughter had two pet rats, pinky and fats. I didn't choose to buy them but her older brother and his best friend bought them for a science project and then since the project was developed in our home our daughter fell in love with them and the rest is history. She trained them to do some interesting tricks. I cried when they died. I would not choose to buy them and keep them. I was conned into ownership. :)

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  7. Hmmm..I don't think I would like that either. They look sweet on photos though ;)

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  8. as a kid I had a hamster and a white mouse. These guys were so much fun to watch. These small critters are a great start in teaching kids responsibility, and the value of life...a couple things we need more of in this world.

    (was I preaching? Ick)

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  9. That made me laugh! I'm with you. No rats in the house please.

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  10. Hi Christine, I inherited my teenage son's pet rat and she became one of the most interesting pets I've ever had. She was Mathilda the rat; black and white and lived with us for four years. We missed her when she eventually died. PS this was all in our pre-cat owning days...Greetings Jo

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  11. This last picture looks like a gerbil; we had a couple of them many years ago. I hear that the pet rats are very gentle, but that is where I draw the line! They kind of creep me out! The only thing worse is a snake or spider.

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  12. I always thought a "rat" was a harsh name for a small rodent. I had a few hamsters back in the day and they were lots of fun to watch. We used to let them out of their cage so they could run around, of course our bedroom door was shut. Rats to me are bigger and I don't care for that. :)

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  13. Rats are pretty intelligent!

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  14. Oh I can so relate. My granddaughter loves the pet store and asks to get a pet, any animal will do, each time we are at the pet store. Rats,the answer is a very firm no.I cannot tolerate them in the house.Mind you,I rally don't want any critter in the house.

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  15. I've heard they make nice pets.

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  16. When I was younger I didn't mind the pet rats and mice but these days, not so much, lol!

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  17. Not for me either, I'm petrified of rats or even hamsters.
    Cats for me!

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  18. I had one, I got it in a drawing. My youngest was the same way like her father,always wanting more.

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  19. We had gerbils once when we were young marrieds and if you had to catch them because they got out of the cage they would BITE! I would never have another rodent pet (we also had mice, and I won't even go into that!) :-) Lovely closeup of the rat's face, though.

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  20. Oh my, I would be like you too...not at home but ok to look at a the pet shop.

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  21. My boyfriend in college had a white rat ... it was the hairless tail that got to me!!!

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  22. No thanks! Once my older boy brought back a pair of hamsters after he finished college and I have no choice back to look after them until a friend adopted them.

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  23. I have a childhood memory of being on vacation and saw a guy had a pet rat that sat on his shoulder. It has always stuck with me. Alberta is mostly rat free (meaning there are some but they are controlled enough that there is not a growing or breeding population), so I have never seen one 'in the wild'.

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