Soon-to-Be Owner Needs Advice

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Mar 31, 2023
Hello, everyone! I’m Mochiko and I’ve just joined the community.

I’m hoping to get a couple of pet rats in the coming months. It’s been awhile since I’ve been well-versed in rats and their care, and I’d like to learn as much as I can before I become the owner of some. I’m leaning toward male rats, but I haven’t decided for certain.

I’ve never owned rats before, but a few years ago I had planned on getting some and researched extensively, but life played out differently than expected. I’m sure a good chunk of what I learned is now outdated, but I’ve forgotten most of it, anyway.

Any advice or resources would be very much appreciated! Also, recommendations on where to get them and their supplies, such as food, cages, toys, etc. for an affordable price would be much appreciated.

If anyone has recommendations on articles, forum threads, YouTube channels, websites, or anything of that sort, I’m all up for seeing those, too!

Thanks to all who reply! I hope you all have a great day!