- On 01/08/2006, at 8:45 AM, Brother John wrote:
> As a child that raised white mice and rats as much as I did snakes,At last, some common ground. (Of course, you were probably raising
> I can attest that white rats are much, much better pets than white
> mice. Mice bite and their urine stinks something awful. Neither is
> true of white rats. Rats actually make very nice pets, much better
> pets than hamsters of gerbils. Of course, that is just my person
> opinion. But it is based on personal experience.
rodents to feed to snakes, but I'll forgive you...).
I never had white rats, I had a pair of dark chocolate brown rats
with white bellies. The breed is "Black Berkshire", and they were
_Rattus norvegicus_, or the Common Brown or Norway Rat (the most
common pet rat, although a few people do breed Black Rats (_Rattus
Rats are *great* pets. Really social, and really smart.
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