[quote=CarolPetunia;1917012]Are mice and rats similar as pets?[/QUOTE}
somewhat,but they are quite a bit different. I had a pet mouse when i was little named, Goliath- he was a very sweet, intelligent little guy! Mice make really good pets too!
I got him from a pet store- some guy was about to use him as a feeder mouse, so i told my mom about it and wanted to save him- so he became our little fella
/ Rats are a good deal larger, just as smart if not smarter (from some i've seen) and seem to let you handle them a bit more easily - it's easier to hold a bigger rat than a fidgety mouse, BUT my mouse would let you handle him and even bathe him with a little toothbrush on occassion. Both are good pets!
Originally Posted by EnzoLeya
I have a rat!!! My mom and sister fell in love with her too and so I went out and found them one. But I wouldn't ever rescue one unless it was a baby, found that one out the hard way. I found them a rat that was about 6 months old and it was a bit anti-social. They worked with it every day for over a month and that thing just kept getting meaner and meaner. I went to visit it one day and it bit a piece of skin off my toe for just standing next to it!!! Needless to say they got rid of it because it was just too mean.
So now they have a baby, I got it for them when it was about 1-2 months old, not much bigger than a mouse. It's the sweetest, kindest little thing!
Maybe the one you rescued was just not very well tempered? I adopted Lacy for my niece as an adult and she could not possibly be any sweeter!!! Adult rats can be just as sweet as babies- it just depends on genetics and the individual rat