Quote Originally Posted by blessedmom View Post
We recently added a pair of rats to our family. My daughter just loves them! I like that she can do most of the care herself unlike our GPigs that I care for. I'm amazed at how much easier the rats are to care for and how much they enjoy being played with! The GPigs are my babies and the rats my daughter's. (We have two dogs too). This is Vanilla and Dior:

Aww, they're cute!

I agree that rats are much easier to care for than guinea pigs, which is one of the reasons i like them so much.

If you're looking for a nice quiet pet that takes up little room and is easy to care for, and still will love you and play with you, get a rat!

Bear in mind if you (as in anyone) are getting one, that boys are smellier than girls (but, i'm told, are cuddlier) and that you want to try to get one from a breeder as apposed to a pet shop.