If this is not allowed on the forum please tell me so I can delete it. I didn't know who else I could rant about this situation to and I thought that the members here would be able to relate to this in some way or another. This is rat related but I have background information first. There is this girl who I met through a school mate and we are way more alike than I am willing to admit and it makes me mad sometimes. So a while ago, she got a rat, (yes I said rat, she only got one) I don't know where from but I think it was a breeder. I was like okay well, now we are even more alike because I already own rats but whatever. She was posting photos of him on her social media and I was noticing some things about the situation. First off, she only got one rat when it is best to get two or more (the more the merrier, right?) as everyone needs a friend. I also noticed that she was keeping him in a hamster cage instead of a rat cage. She also was using a hamster exercise wheel in his cage which could mess up his back. This just made me feel bad for the rat. I asked her what she feeds him and she said a variety of things that aren't the best for rats to consume. So I told her the facts and such about the risks of what she was feeding him. I do not remember what she was feeding him off the top of my head, sorry. From what I saw, she didn't have a litter box in the cage, but I mean that's on her if she wants to clean up poop but that is the least of my worries. I could rant on and on but I am just going to cut it short. Here is the "good" part. Today, she posted on her social media a video of her rat dangling from someone's hand and then he fell because he couldn't hold on anymore. So she basically let the person drop her rat from a pretty high distance. Like a "long live the king" kind of thing. After that, the camera flips to her laughing at what just happened. She then was telling someone off that they were telling her how to "play with her rat" and calling them names and she was saying that the people who got offended by it were "thick skulled" and stupid and that they are overreacting and wasting their time and energy by trying to fight her on it. That is animal abuse and I do not stand for it. If you have made it this far, thank you for taking the time to read this.