why are rats so goofy?
This is helmut
>>3892849>rat blanket hole sniff treat under rat blanket hole sniff like make go under rat blanket hole
>>3893342> extended magOK, Ramirez...
>>3892849my shyest boy <3
>>3894490The Rat wants some cheeseSo I will let him out of the sleeve
>>3893342he looks like he has no moral compass
>>3892849Rat of the blanket here I have snack take it
>>3895554Just like my animu girls
>>3896226one chucnk of love
ITT: Skaven lovers
>>3892670>posts a mouse just to piss off the ratpeopel
>>3892849>that file nameYou can't fool me, rat.
>>3896271Your rats are fatties.
wish I could get decent pictures of my rats, they are either moving too much or trying to taste the camera lens.
>>3892670i want a pet rat, what do i need?
>>3897224More than one pet rat.
>>3897224two rats at least, a big cage, hammocks, bedding, some hides, a small litter box, water and food bowl, some things to chew on (cardboard, cuttlebone)
>>3892750Because they're little people just like you and me
If they could genetically engineer them to live longer I'd get some. Perfect pet besides that inconvenient truth.
2 of my rats died in quick succession. They were both old and tumorous, but the second one didn't look too bad, so I was surprised to find out she wasn't actually asleep.It's a shame she had to die alone before I could get her some new cagemates. RIP.
Reminder to watch The Suicide Squad.It's a total ratcore movie
>>3896566They are truly terrifyinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpktDOXHSU
>>3897960>If they could genetically engineer them to live longer I'd get someI remember someone talked about super rats that specifically bred for the laboratories and that they live very long
>>3898437Certified rat kino
>>3892671that's very cute, what a beautiful rat :)
>>3892780njom njom rat yum
>>3894490the heee sneaky rat
Are there breeds of rats with interesting features? I just want to see rat monkey become a thing.
>>3898556>rat monkeyThat's humans.
>>3898505best charcter in the movie... rats awesome...
>>3898591>inb4 poltard says it's da joos
>>3898591Humans aren't monkeys they're apes. If it was a mixture of an ape and rat it would definitely be jewish though.
>>3895735those are some big fucking balls
>>3892786Helmut's a Speedy Boi- wait why's he on a rat trap?Anon Friend?
>>3896271so cute, thank you
>>3896687based and FREAKING CUTE
>>3899407>>3899439Rat Ogre - the beginning.
hello yes I heard there were rats in this thread?
>>3892750I think part of it is the fact that they can eat literally anything
>>3900581that human looks cgi, cute rat tho
>>3892670I love love skaven bros.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HIfpazlKwk
can I adopt an orphaned newborn rat?
>>3899443That is an interesting rat
>>3896573But I like mice too
>>3902842She needs to clean her fingernails.
>>3899258bot is broken lol
>>3892750>rat has little hands Based
I have never had a pet, but a cute little rat is be something I really would like to have as one... Assuming the owner is a bit tired, is the little creature hard to take care of? I'd have my rat out of its cage and play with it as much as I could, so I wouldn't just keep it in a little box! But it's sometimes hard to find energy for stuff.
>>3894504He won't fall for your tricks
>>3897153Throw them like snarks
>>3904002Rats -need- rat buddies, no matter how much time you spend with it.Cleaning a big cage is the hardest part, and lots of washing machine loads. Get a cage with doors that swing open completely.
Could it be that rats are 4chan animal mascot.
>>3904014>Rats -need- rat buddies, no matter how much time you spend with it.Yes! I will get several if I get any!>Cleaning a big cage is the hardest part, and lots of washing machine loads. Get a cage with doors that swing open completely.Thanks for the tip! Those make cleaning reaaaaaaaaally much easier. By washing machine, do you mean the one for laundry or the one for dishes?
>>3904075The laundry, I don't think you should put rags and cloths in the dishwasher.
>>3904075>>3904412Anon means the rats. Put the rats in the dishwasher.
>>3904418DON'T!! This is how albino rats are made!
>>3902842haha benis :DD
>>3904412I'm not super smart... I was thinking about having the cage parts in a dishwasher. Buuut that would actually be pretty gross with rat poo in the same machine where you put your dishes and stuff...>>3904418NO!!!!!!
>>3898503I hope that becomes a kind we can have as pets some day. I think I heard those big landmine sniffing rats live longer, but I think they're illegal to import from Africa, so getting a hold of some looks really difficult.
>>3904896A large, long lived rat would basically be a dog with short legs and a gross tail.
>>3904034rats are the tumblr mascot4chan has never had any original animal culture except for lolcats and they were ruined by reddit so now we just don't like anything. some intellectuals are considering birds since no one else likes them.
>>3904902We like dogs now, just because of all the encyclopedia-dramatica reading newfags who think we shouldn't. And the more the same newfags bitch about rats being tumblr, the more we like rats. The only definitive reddit animal is snakes anyways.
Rrats are ogey!
>>3904898I don't think so.
>>3904920>"we"as if this entire board is one collective circlejerk. newfag.
>>3904034Cats OG 4chan and frogs for nu4chan. Rats, possums, raccoons and other "haha garbage" animals belong to a distinct outside group that mainly frequents twitter and discord.
>>3904920I love the look on the dog's face.>Could I eat that?>Can I eat that?>What even is that?
>>3905016>frogsThat's facebook and twitter
>>3895693he cannot possibly fire that handgun
>>3905292Frog is the electionfags' mascot. Twitter's is wojak.
>>3905297You would be surprised...
>>3906001ur a faggot
>>3902691not only can you but you should, but the thing is you need to get 2 because they need a ratbro otherwise they get depressed or go crazy. just get 2 of the same gender
>>3897213Don't make me think of him. He was like a brother to me.
>>3906001based cheese farmer
>>3897213Don't give that prick another thought, T. I'd kill him again if I could.
POST FUNNY RATS
>>3898505I was a little worried that we were gonna see them getting killed by stuff like people shooting at them or something considering how gory the movie was and was a little worried, luckily as far as I could tell that didn't happen which was nice
>>3906323just realized I said a little worried twice, I just woke up
>>3906322no...its someone else
What if a buy a couple of rats, like 5 rats, and 4 of them die? And I’m left with a single rat. What then? This is why I can’t into rats. It’s a never ending cycle.
>>3906688Naturally you buy more rats. You don't want to run out of rats.
>>3907766Do not bonk.
>>3907972That finger look mighty bonkable
>>3907766>using the sandman in 2021anon please accept that it's dead
>>3907972I'm getting the napalm, you stupid rodent!
>>3902842At my first job in the army there was this cute girl called Floriane.I'm not sure if she was actually flirting or not.Anyway, she complained that in her last job she received unsolicited dick picks.So to make her laugh I sent her this picture.
>>3892786watch out Helmut! it's a trap!
So there is this 1 big fucking rat that come out of our closet, we got it trapped but it got away, now it's somewhere inside our house, how do I lure it out?
>>3909823cheese and give it space
How do we make www.4chan.org a more welcoming place for rats?
>>3909823>how do I lure it out?warpstone
>>3912811Add a cheese board...actually don't, it's a bad idea.
>>3912811ShareBlue but for rats
>>3912173Ccute and nice smile.
I'm getting two rats tomorrow, any tips on building trust and making them comfortable?
>>3913328Hand feed them, grab them, touch them, make rats familiar with your hands.
>>3913328Hand feed them with something they can't run away with, like yoghurtPet them so they get familiar with your hands
>>3914004>>3914012>>3914021Bald rats look odd but cute
>>3914006What is he posting?
>>3914377Possibly a pitbull hate thread.
>missed one day of cage cleaning>the larger and seemingly healthier of my two boys developed a URI and died within 48 hours of first showing symptomsKeeping rats is more than just fun play. You have to be ever-vigilant in their care. All rats have mycoplasm in their lungs which will trigger an infection the moment their immune system slows down. This can happen when they're stressed by their environment or if they smell too much ammonia from a dirty cage, and it really doesn't take long to enter a downward spiral from there.Keeping rats means you're not only agreeing to clean a cage hundreds of times over the next few years, but also that you're willing to tear your heart apart again and again and again as the inevitable manages to happen despite your best efforts.If you're up to the task it can be very rewarding but please, please make absolutely certain you are before making any investments.Pic is of my boys Coffee Bean and Earl Grey, chilling in the tub while I cleaned their cage. They were so small back then, just a couple months ago.
my rats are so cute when they sleep together and they always sleep in a new spot but I CAN NEVER CATCH THEM SLEEPING BECAUSE THE SLIGHTLY NOISE OF ME APPROACHING THEIR CAGE AND THEY RUN TO THE BARS DEMANDING TREATS
I never knew I could love a small animal this much
>>3915799cheers, he's super soft and cuddly and derpyHis name is Jef
>>3904902>some intellectuals are considering birds since no one else likes them.Literally everyone likes birds. It's the LAW.
>>3915836Jef kinda goofy
>>3902777he do got the nuts tho...
>>3902866>Sheyou can see the polish rat dick, get real.
>>3915877you know it
>>3915989>Monkey getting his balls hit webm
I should get 2 more rats, I only have 2 atm and 3+ is idealBut I'd have to get another cage while doing the introductions, oy vey :/
>>3914377Rats seem like Soijak spammers to me.
>>3916104a small duna cage or similar is good enough for intros, and you'd need it someday anyway for vet transport or to put em in temporarily if they had surgery or for big cleans
>>3916263>dull and repetitive memeSoijack spammers are snakes. I'd say because rats are oversensitive garbage-dwellers with a tendency to shit where they sleep [spoiler]but are also secretly based[/spoiler], rats are pretty well suited to be the Tumblr mascot.
>>3916947>spoilerOh yeah, I'm not on /v/. With all the not video games I forgot.
>>3916949There's been at least two posts relating to video games in this thread, so I don't see how you got it mixed up.
>>3916249Hope he gets better
Holy shit it's so cute and chonkyIf only they weren't the harbinger of plague and diseases I would hug one
>>3905016>twitter>discordThis site is all I use, I just frequent /tg/.
>>3913328put yoghurt on your fingers to force them to sit around your hand a lot
BETRAYED BROTHERSBETRAYEDI HAVE BEEN BITit was an accident, I was playing with them, having them chase a paper towel I was moving around. And I think they got too excited n bit my finger by accident
>>3920160Fancy rats are generally disease-free. Their wild cousins are the dirty bois.
>>3921961It's amazing how fast it can happen. I remember my first bite vividly.I was poking into a friend's rat cage through the bars, unaware that they were never fed treats through bars like mine were. The one that reacted, he moved like lightning - drew blood before I could even process what happened.That and the day I had to give one oral medicine that forced me to pry open her mouth and discover just how long their incisors are, those two events more than anything taught me to fear and respect the chomp.
>>3921961if they intended to bite you, they almost hang on and will bite deep as fuck. it was surely an accident. you will be able to tell if they're biting to wound because they won't give up.
>>3920160t. knows fuck all about rats
>>3914485im sorry this happened to you my dude.
>>3921961>>3921977I was feeding my boys a very rare treat yesterday, one was sleepy and lunged at my finger instead of the treat. He grabbed and pulled, just like the previous time that happened, instead of biting down hard.I guess there's some genetics at play too about how hard to chomp down at things?
>>3892670These things should not be pets.
My newest boy. Do you all suppose the spot on his head will get bigger/different as he grows up and his coat changes? I didn't know if this was a "blaze" rat, or just a "capped" one with a dot
>>3924304Pic didn't attach
I had two boys in high school, they were my babies. My mother fed them liquorice once, I had to pry it out of their tiny hands and they screamed like I was stabbing them. They wanted that liquorice bad
>>3924313Mine do the same with chicken, my smaller boys will hunt down the larger males with bigger pieces and steal them, if i try to get it back they scream like the world is ending
>>3905386Bring me back before gaymergate. Bots and saturation have ruined the site. I wants 2012 /b/ back.
I'm adopting some young rats next week. I'm kinda worried cus the drive home is gonna be about an hour. They'll have a comfy carrier and hopefully we'll have three bonded sisters (but it might only be two.) Is that gonna be okay? I'm afraid to ask my rattery cus they already announced the adoption, but if it's seriously gonna be traumatizing, I might have to tell her my concerns and make sure she thinks they'll be okay.
>>3924574they won't mind, just don't have loose things in there that might roll around
>>3904920>nooo 4chan is a heckin cat website! muh cheezburger loclats! this isn't the experience i was promised on r/4chan!>Shut the fuck up newfag.
>>3894891Average NYC citizen
>>3924304keep a close eye on him anon. I had a rat with a white spot like that and he started getting sick all the time and I discovered the combo of "high white" and megacolon. apparently the traits for white spots like that are often the same ones that can cause their digestive system to not form right. Might be something you wanna look into so you can keep an eye out for it
>>3923372I swear they suck moisture out of the air like dehumidifiers, because there is no way the amount of water they drink equals the amount of piss they are constantly emitting.
>>3921977One of mine a few years ago had a seizure and I panicked and idiotically reached in to grab him and I ended up with him biting down on my thumb while seizing so he was stuck there. Lucking the top incisors went down on the knuckle so he didn't rip through too much flesh but I spent about 20 mins with him clamped down on my thumb while he kept kept seizing until my sister could pry him off with a screwdriver. Luckily we didn't break any teeth but he kept periodically having seizures for a couple weeks until he finally passed :(
>>3924917I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know that. I looked into it and apparently them having megacolon can be 1 of 2 types, when they're born with it and die early because they can not poop, or where it gets them later in life. It looks like the later life type is fairly rare. I will definitely keep an eye on him but hes honestly an eating and shitting machine so I guess he at least doesn't have it right now id it is latent.
>>3904920>We like dogs nowYes, Reddit, we know you do. You have to go back, though.
>>39249634chan oldfags who got jobs and had sex like dogs and hate anime now, you're gonna have to live with it. it's what happens to people who grow up.the ones who didn't and consider themselves the only real 4chan users because of it and hate dogs and still watch anime.>i haven't changed at all since 2004. i am the only one worthy of this website, which shouldn't have changed at all either. why did i have to stop being 12? why does everything have to change? i just want to be comfy!
>>3924964Correct, we are the only real 4chan users. Traitors are honorary redditors. Get off my board REEEEEEEE
Some sources online tell me I should bathe drex rats. Is that true? It seems totally counterintuitive since their skin would be irritated by the soap and they'll probably be pretty cold after it's done... In general I'm kind of worried about making sure they have the right care since I'm new to keeping rats and wanna give them the best life possible.
>>3924964Motherfucker are you me?>>3924965kys
>>3924964i like dogs but i also like rats, which are small dogs
>>3925127he looks like he cooks
My boys fucken love this snak shack things but apparently they're unhealthy. I guess I need to stop giving them to my boys even though they've had a decent amount with no problems, I don't wanna make em sick or unhealthy though. They fucking love chewing those things to shit though, they're gunna be sad ratties
Is there anything that points to how big a rat will get? I've seen some males that stay relatively tiny compared to sme of the jumbo sons of bitches I've seen. Any ways to tell if I'll eventually have a hulk? Big truck nuts? Big feet? Big/broad head?
how are rats so based bros
*sniff sniff*is that...
>>3925939gonna make him eat all the eggs
>>3921961>>3922268I got one rat who's bitey as shit. She's bitten everyone in the house by now. She really dislikes getting picked up when she's comfortably hidden somewhere and can bite if you try it, which makes catching her difficult. She never goes all in with the biting, it's more like a quick jab to scare off hands and often doesn't even pierce the skin (but she did make us bleed sometimes). I don't know why she's like this, none of the other ones I have/had were ever like this. Maybe she's just a fucking asshole. She's just a regular rat aside from the biting.
>>3926326Some rats are just assholes.
>>3924964Nice revisionist history, Redditor. Now go back.
One of my boys, megatron
>>3926394i like him
>>3926326Probably scared or has a bad experience being picked up.One of my rats did this and unlearned it after I conditioned her by raising hell immediately after getting bit. I think she might've been doing it because she always was a slow runner, so instead of flight she went for fight.
>>3926415My brother is a fucking dick to our rats and treats them like fucking bionicles or something, maybe that's the reason.
>>3926426Your brother is probably digging fingers into joints or mashing down them when petting them
>>3923931my rats eat (and live) better than africans
>>3924574rats are fine for long distance trips, just keep them comfy, give them food that is also water (tomato, cucumber, melon) and keep the ride smooth
I recently got two rats, its been maybe 5 days and they're still afraid of me, what do
>>3926570Put them into the salt mines
>>3926570Get closer to them slowly, bring a flat hand toward them but stop like 25% away from them and see if theyll at least smell you. When they relax with your hands around and start cleaning themselves or eating and ignoring you, try going in for top of the head or top of the back pets. Go from there, retreat if their ears go flat or they turn their head to you slowly without moving their body.
I love this thread.
How difficult would it be to create a Happy Rat Farm? like imagine a grid of rat-sized cubicles, each containing a single rat hooked up to a dopamine drip so that it was in constant bliss, with feeding/excretion tubes to handle life support requirements.Would this impact the rat's lifespan significantly? What would be the costs of scaling this up to thousands of rats?if it's true that rats feel emotions on a level comparable to humans, doing this could be empirically the same as raising hundreds of extremely happy people.seems like a good bargain, no?
>>3892670I thought I was on /vt/ for a moment, thank you for your rrat thread, it will be useful for my work.
>>3895735Why do rats have such big balls? Do they also have big rat dongers that emerge from some inner rat crevice?
I work in oncology research and I send these guys to my personal slaughterhouse often. It hurts to scroll through this thread
>>3926744gorgeous! are those ruby eyes worse for seeing or is that a myth?
>>3926794Not him but my red and pink eyes all had to sway left and right to see us
>>3926884Disgusting. Not the rat
>>3926570Hand feed them with something they can't run away with so they get used to your hands.
>>3892675africa doesnt deserve the cool fauna it has
>>3926570takes some time, couple weeks of being persistent and pushing them but patiently and they'll be chill
>>3916249is he ok bros
>dreamt about my rats escaping again
they just cuddlin'...
IS IT A RAT?
>>3896570this is the cutest shit I ever saw
I want to get more rats to join my 2 brothers but I'd have to get another cage to separate them while I do intros and it just seems like a massive pain. Then I have a useless cage after. Meh.
I'm finally adopting rats tomorrow! I'm beyond fucking excited, I'll be sure to post pics and webms if they're not too skittish.
>>3924304Please don't bring morph autism into the rat world
>>3928757Too late for that dude, you live under a rock?
>>3897097I know that may sound a bit off-thread but... Who's the artist of the girl behind the rat? :3
It upsets me when my boys sleep apart instead of comfy snuggling. Usually they sleep together but they tend to have a few hours apartNot acceptable
HOLLY SHIT HE ROUND
a gift from my mom~
>>3904902What about the emperor penguin?
>>3924306He likes his new bed
>>3904898I think they're more like a perfect balance of cat and dog traits (it depends on the sex and the individual, but i think they have more independant thought and aloofness going on than most types of dog)Also the tails are cute
>>3914613don't worry, they'll get old and lazy eventually anon, lots of adorable sleeping and sleepy cuddles. lazy old rats are great. (for a while. and then, yknow)
I feel like my rats are more aware than other pets ive had except maybe my sun conure. They look at me and its like i can see intelligence in their eyes, is that a thing? How the fuck can something so smart personalitywise only last 2 years man
>>3929576Brightest lights burn the quickest. I still have dreams of my old rats from years back, good ol Chara, you just liked to cuddle, eat food and hang around
>>3928844I've seen it, but its nowhere near the levels of ball pythons etc. These """people""" treat them like baseball cards or pokemon, not like a pet or even a living creature
>>3929576>aratinga solstitialisHow did you get a hold of one and did you breed them? They are currently rated endangered in the wild with diminishing populations. It would be a shame to lose this bird.
>>3929576Rats have the soul of a man.
>>3929912Childhood pet since like, 2003. I had no clue they were endangered as of 2008. I ended up giving her to a bird sanctuary because I couldn't afford a male and she kept laying frustration eggs and I was worried she was gonna get bound or just outright die. She's doing great last I heard, probably even has a mate.
new thred: >>3930301