Male Dumbo Rat
Loving, gentle pets.
I couldn't be happier with my two dumbo rats from Petsmart. They are sweet, gentle, and friendly guys who make me laugh with their antics. I love watching them play wrestle and sometimes join in with my hand (they love it!). Unlike some other small animals that merely tolerate the presence of their human, rats actually really like you and want to spend time with you.
I wish everyone could know how great these guys are and give rats a chance!
July 1, 2014
Best Small Animal Pet EVER.
Our new male dumbo rat was super cautious at first and not familiar with being pet. He never bit us though and has a super mellow temperament. After being out of the cage and being socialized with us for half an hour, he quickly trusted and stayed close to us rather than the cage door. This animal is very easy to bond with as (unlike guinea pigs or hamsters) they DO appreciate being pet and handled. I highly advise getting a pair as they do need lots and lots of socialization. Stereotypically: male rats are less rowdy/active than females-- and (other than a wider skull and larger-looking ears) dumbo rats are much more docile than regular rats.
May 13, 2014
Rats Are The Greatest Small Pets!
I've owned pet rats for about 7 years and they are the most wonderful pets for all ages! I only ever owned female rats for the longest time, but I adopted a male rat from my local Petsmart who completely stole my heart. Ever since, I've only adopted male rats! Petsmart sells such sweet rats.
April 13, 2014