Can Pet Rats be carried within bonding pouches?
Just like sugar gliders? and see my mom doesnt want a rat or sugar glider but i do want one or the other she said no to a rat but still i want one and
Are sugar gliders good pets?? like really?/ are they?
Sugar gliders are great pets -- for the right society. Do bugs make you squeamish? (Your sugar glider would need a diet of grubs, crickets, mealworms and more.)
Can you stand the smell? (Sugar gliders constantly mark beside their urine and have stinky scent glands like skunks and ferrets.)
Can you stand the mess? (Unlike a rat, sugar gliders aren't compatible beside litter boxes. Poo and pee will end up on your clothes, furniture, walls, floor, hair..)
Can you afford an adequate shut within? (In the wild, sugar gliders spend the night running and gliding through the treetops. To get adequate exercise, they need enormous cages.)
Can you stand the hubbub? (They're nocturnal, and they aren't quiet at night. They bark, hiss, clang, rap, run and hop all throughout the night.)
Are you willing to be bit? (Sugar gliders hold powerful natural instincts to protect themselves. Bites are extremely common.)
Are you in for the long tow? (Captive sugar gliders live up to fifteen years. That's longer than a lot of dogs.)
Can you afford the vet bills? (Since sugar gliders are considered exotic, you'll not only have trouble finding an experienced veterinarian, but any issues will result contained by a very costly bill.)
I'm picking up my first two rats this upcoming Saturday. When I first proposed the idea to my dad, I expected a resolute, unchangeable "NO." But, after a mature discussion, I won him over. I recommend speaking to your mom approaching an adult, or perhaps writing a well-thought-out essay on the subject. Show her that you know what you're talking around.
What does she dislike about rats? Find out, and alleviate her concerns. Does she think of them as stinky sewer rats? (Fancy rats been domesticated for hundreds of generation.)
Does she think they smell? (Healthy rats in clean cage do not smell, period.)
Does she think they bite? (Rats are the friendliest rodents. They crave companionship and very seldom bite.)
Does she think they carry disease? (Remind her that the bubonic plague was spread by the FLEAS on WILD rats. While you're at it, remind her that they must be smart animals, too. Why else do scientists use them? Hello, "lab rats!")
Does she regard as they cost too much? (This one might be true. Although the initial cost of purchasing a rat can be very cheap, like $5, an adequate coop can cost as much as $200. They're also prone to costly health problems.)
I've never owned a sugar glider, my friend did though and it was the sweetest little article, it gave kisses and slept in her hoodie most days. My mom used to clean this elderly ladies house though and they had a pair of them living there and apparently they be vicious and bit like crazy. I'm guessing it all depends on how they're socialized and such.
By the way, you can't simply buy one rat if you do get them. They're highly social animals and necessitate to have at least 1 same sex buddy or they get depressed and lonely, most receive aggressive if kept alone as well. So girls with girls and boys beside boys only.