||Six months old|
||Irish Black Rat|
had been begging my parents for years for my own pet. I begged and
begged. Finally on September 25, 2007 they said I could get a pet! I
decided on a rat. So I looked for a rat breeder, but couldn't find one.
So on September 27, 2007 I went to the pet store. I was really looking
for males, but the only two there were jumbo albino ones that looked
around a year old. Then I saw a black rat with glossy fur running around
in a small tank. I asked to hold her. The lady helping me said I had to
be careful, because she got spooked real easily. When I got her out of
the cage she just sat and cuddled. I was sold! The only problem was the
only other female at the store was in a different cage and pregnant. So
I could not get her a friend that day - rats like to have a companion.
So I took my little girl home.
It took me two whole days to name her, but I settled on Babee because
she was so soft and cute. She regularly grooms me and now has two baby
friends. She thinks she is their mommy! Babee loves to play and has lots
of attidude. Two weeks after I got her she stopped cuddling and then
wouldn't sit still for two seconds! But she had already won my heart! I
love my Babee girl!
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