I live out of home in share accommodation and often I get lonely at home and want a pet to keep me company. I love animals and although my horse is lovely I can't really take to my house or to places with me.
I wanted a dog badly, but in share accommodation they are a bad idea, and I can't keep a dog where I am, and probably not anywhere that I will go to live. And I can't really hide a dog when my landlady is always around.
Cats, well they are also hard to hide, and in a lot of peoples faces often, and while better than dogs as far as moving house goes, still not great.
So now I have found out about rats. I have no problem with rats, and I know heaps of people do for some unknown hate, which I have no problem with, their choice, but I have read around that they make good pets.
So does anyone have rats? What are they like? Can you handle them much? Can you take them places with you? Like I spend maybe 6 hours or so at my besties usually everyday, we just hang, could I have a small portable rat cage and bring them with me? Would they be okay with that? Would cleaning twice a week be alright? Are males or females better?
So any advice would be appreciated before I decide to get two.