Decisions, decisions... (new pet rodent! :D )

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Post by jeroen » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:27 pm

Kurt_ wrote:And if you pet them the wrong way it hurts!
but if you paint it blue it's like uber fast!

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Post by ganonbanned » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:33 pm

when... if you get this new pet, post pics of him/her!

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Post by Gump-in-space » Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:40 pm

Get him a large flat cage with no tubing. It may look fun, but soon you will realise you can't touch them when they hide half way through a tube. Keep in mind they only last about 4 years.. love them while you can. I got a new one a few days ago. Also! DO NOT PET HAMSTERS DURING THE NIGHT!!! They will bite you bad.
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Post by Darth Fett » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:11 pm

ShockSlayer wrote:WHat about a hedgehog for a pet?

You could call it sonic and dont worry, its cheap

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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:16 pm

Thanks for all the help, guys! :D I'm picking up a rat on Saturday, I'm looking forward to it! And ya, I'll post some pictures. :lol:

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Post by jperryss » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:17 pm

ganonbanned wrote:when... if you get this new pet, post pics of him/her!
I hate to jack, but is there a 'Show pics of your pets' thread? If not, there should be!

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Post by ganonbanned » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:40 pm

jperryss wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:when... if you get this new pet, post pics of him/her!
I hate to jack, but is there a 'Show pics of your pets' thread? If not, there should be!
there should be! wouldnt it be spam, though? I hope not.

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Post by Kurt_ » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:48 pm

Rat? You DO know they can't control their bladders. They pee whenever they need to go, being held or not. They're like old people or babies, only without the diapers.

And yes, My name is Kurt B***. What do you plan to do with that information?
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Post by johnbjuice » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:50 pm

:D Do what this guy did!

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http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1 ... 735,00.asp

That friggin ROCKS! I want a computer like that!

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Post by Skyone » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:55 pm

ganonbanned wrote:
jperryss wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:when... if you get this new pet, post pics of him/her!
I hate to jack, but is there a 'Show pics of your pets' thread? If not, there should be!
there should be! wouldnt it be spam, though? I hope not.
Just post 'em in the show yourself thread.

And god, a rat?! Listen to Kurt on this one!

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Post by ganonbanned » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:07 pm

Skyone wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:
jperryss wrote:
ganonbanned wrote:when... if you get this new pet, post pics of him/her!
I hate to jack, but is there a 'Show pics of your pets' thread? If not, there should be!
there should be! wouldnt it be spam, though? I hope not.
Just post 'em in the show yourself thread.

And god, a rat?! Listen to Kurt on this one!
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Post by vskid » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:52 pm

johnbjuice wrote::D Do what this guy did!

Linky -
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1 ... 735,00.asp

That friggin ROCKS! I want a computer like that!
I want to do that, but put a fish tank in instead. Have it go really close to the motherboard so that it looks like the whole thing is full of water. I'll need a high power fan to blast a current of air across the motherboard to make up for the small space so the fishies don't boil. I need another computer so I can do this. :)
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Post by teraflop122 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:23 pm

You DO know they can't control their bladders.
Actually this isn't really accurate.

Rats are small and they drink a lot of water, so they need to pee often. You can teach your rat not to outright pee on you by placing it back in the cage everytime it happens. You can also teach your rat to return to the cage, or a litter box, to urinate. You'll get peed upon on a regular basis when they're young, but after two or three months almost never.

Some rats, males in particular, will scent mark stuff with drops of urine- and I mean TINY drops. Females and neutered males rarely do this.

A frightened rat will pee on you. A rat will be frightened when handled by a human for the first time :P
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Post by Felino » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:31 pm

Just fill you computer with mineral oil. Like water, but no conduction!
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Post by Edutainment » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:09 am

I gave away my guinea pig last summer too, but willingly 'cause I wasn't that responsible. I've taken care of hamsters though and they're much easier. I'd suggest Teddy Bear (Syrian) over Dwarf 'cause with Syrian, once they're tamed they stay tamed but if you stop giving your drawf attention, they may bite next time.

:lol: I'ma get a fish.

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