I am thinking about getting some rats.
Probably 2 boys :) :) !!
My first plan is to house them in a bedroom away from the mice who are in the kitchen, so on a different floor. Because I read that mice do not get on with rats and I don't want anyone to get distressed. But what do you think? If I play with the girls and smell of mice will the rats get upset? And vice versa. Do I have to change my clothes between having loves with each species? Does anyone out there keep both? What do you chaps do?
My heart is saying do it now but head says wait, get the room set up and the cage, stand back and look at it for a while and think. OH is concerned of the time it will take and that I will never leave the house- have to spend time with the girls and the rats but cannot be at the same time.
Any comments and advice please gratefully received.
Mum to ratties Bosley, Ruby, Emily and Jean, Teddy the hamster and George the gerbil.
Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills and Charlie the gentle-man Rat.