HighlanderRPI: Approves[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x253]
ZAZ: In other news, there are rat rescue groupsYes, we are rat rescue group. No, that is not a snake tail sticking out of my sleeve. We are rescuers.
Capo Del Bandito: HighlanderRPI: Approves[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x253]Bslim: 1.bp.blogspot.comWell that's an odd near similpost...
Bslim: How about that!
PirateFreedom: My nephew had a pet rat, much like dogs, domesticated rats have been bred for many generations to be better pets than their feral ancestors.I wouldn't have considered a pet rat before seeing one for myself, but now I would.
PirateFreedom: The biggest downside is their short lifespan and fragile health.
Needlessly Complicated: To be fair, rats are trainable and docile pets. And their poops are tiny. Kinda smelly, though.
Plant Rights Activist: FunkOut:I've always wondered about the efficacy of testing how cancerous something is on rats because back when I kept them as pets, half died of cancerous tumours by the time they were seniors.farking control groups how do they work!?
FunkOut: And this is the little rat I had that would wear a bandana. (He did have a long tail, it's just behind him in the photo).
Needlessly Complicated: FunkOut: And this is the little rat I had that would wear a bandana. (He did have a long tail, it's just behind him in the photo).Aaaawwww, how cute!!!My rat story was rat lab in college. We trained them to use the Skinner boxes. I named mine Geddy Lee (cuz of the nose). Unfortunately, many of the rats in the class died very suddenly (some kind of rat cold is what the professor said). We got replacements and I named mine Geddy Lee Jr. (Yes, I know, cool story.)Off topic: are those hats hand knit? Love the pattern. (Working on a Fair Isle one now.)
FunkOut: Plant Rights Activist: FunkOut:I've always wondered about the efficacy of testing how cancerous something is on rats because back when I kept them as pets, half died of cancerous tumours by the time they were seniors.farking control groups how do they work!?Wouldn't it be easier just to test on something that doesn't spontaneously explode into tumours at least 50% of the time? Rats just seem to be cancer machines.
Oztemprom: so if they only live 2-3 years, when they go tumorous or what not will they die before they have no quality of life or do you need to euthanize them?If euthanasia is needed is it cheap for rats? I have heard that with small animals you can put them in a big bucket and introduce a small container into which you put baking soda and vinegar to smother with CO2.I just can't imagine spending a bunch of money on a rat.
skinink: How did they fit that many Italian Mob snitches in one apartment?
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