Anyone have pet rats?
I read through the "Does anyone have just 1 pet" post, and though lots of us have multiple pets, I didn't see anyone who has pet rats. We will be getting a pair of them next month, and I have a couple of questions.
Generally breeders will only sell rats in pairs, unless you already have one (which we don't), because they need companionship. One of the pair is a few weeks older, and I'm wondering whether we should ask the breeder to hold her until both rats are ready, or bring her home when she is old enough. Also wondering whether they will be OK together right away, or whether we should keep them separate for awhile until they are better acquainted. The last pair we had got in a couple of minor fights when they were young, and I would like to avoid that!