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Do You Have a Favorite Rodent?

Since the opening of Ratatouille in England, pet rats have become more popular than ever. In fact, Britain's Pets at Home chain said sales have skyrocketed 50 percent since the film premiered there on October 12! Many rodents, especially rats, get a bad rap despite their high levels of intelligence and trainability. While I certainly don't think movies should prompt people to adopt any pets, I do like to see maligned animals get a chance to shine in the public eye. I'm curious to know how you feel – share with me in your comments below!


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krisua krisua 9 years
yeah, the funny pig!
Jivespeaker Jivespeaker 9 years
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 9 years
Guinea Pigs are the cutest! When I was 10 our father bought me and my brother a Guinea Pig, happens it was a female and she was pregnant! She had "oh so cute" babies and it started off a very large family. We were giving them to all our friends and neighbours, everybody loved them! I can say it is a fun pet to have, very clean and sociable, my brother and I used to play with them all the time! I have good memories from that time!
miss-matilda miss-matilda 9 years
Sorry Petsugar. Guinea Pigs are not rodents. Link to scholarly article on topic. What can I say I am a librarian. :D
ericag4514 ericag4514 9 years
Definitely a Guinea Pig fan!
wynter wynter 9 years
We have a long-haired hamster right now that looks like a huge yellow cottonball. :) He's my favorite right now since he's so sweet.
goodbyekitty goodbyekitty 9 years
Rabbits! Esspecially since I have one. Beavers are my second fav, but I love them all!
cherrygirl143 cherrygirl143 9 years
Ok, I admit it, I could love 'em all! But I am a confessed bleeding heart!
maddiemay maddiemay 9 years
Used to have a rabbit and a hamster in college.. along with my cat! Couldn't have a dog so made do with what I could.. they all played together and I have the cutest pict of them lined up together .. so funny! Whenever my hapster got out of her ball my cat, Maddie, would bring her back to me in her mouth-- they were 'sisters'! haha BTW-- Rats?! GROSS!! I freak out when I see one running by... ehhh!!
jmt jmt 9 years
Silent Vamp is right -- rabbits aren't rodents. But I do love them.
emalove emalove 9 years
Rabbits are my favorite animal besides cats...I can't wait to have a couple of them someday! English Angora ones. Love 'em.
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
Ilk.....i'll stick to dogs, thanks though!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
Before I had dogs or babies I had a cute little bunny named Emily..she was red and gorgeous and was litter box trained in my apartment! So cute until she went into her first heat...then she was constantly trying to get out of the house. Since she was wild when I found her as a baby I took her back to the woods and set her free! I even think I saw her once after that!
chipjimi chipjimi 9 years
A friend of mine growing up used to have a rabbit named Floppy. They used to let it run around the house. Floppy was but there was rabbit dropping all over their house. It was really gross.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
capybara. And Rabbits arent rodents. Not since 1912. they are in the lagomorpha classification.
leahlarocco leahlarocco 9 years
Prairie Dogs!!!!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
The only rodents I like are dead ones! :ROTFL: I think chinchillas are cute.
Jennipoo Jennipoo 9 years
I love my bunny! She's so cute! So much personality. I've had rats.. and i love them too.. so smart and very misunderstood. Both rabbits and rats are very friendly and people oriented. Such sociable little creatures!
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
Bunnies! I always see one on my backyard at home.
Kariftw Kariftw 9 years
For a rodent I vote Chinchilla's I have 2 and they are so sweet. However I do love rabits and also have two of those but they are not rodents they are Lagomorphs.
LVBelleAme LVBelleAme 9 years
Ferrets! I had one growing up (Chompers) that was just so fabulous, they have the curiosity of a cat and the energy of a puppy - I just love them! I'd get one now, but I don't think my cats would appreciate it very much... LOL
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Rats are really intelligent and very cute. Rabbits are also cute, but they're rather boring and I don't think I could cook one again if I had it as a pet.
mbkosel mbkosel 9 years
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
Heyyyy, rabbits aren't rodents! But they are my favorite out of the list, so I voted for them. They make great pets.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I'm a fan of the chinchilla. I just love seeing them roll around in their dust bath! ESK, don't forget to check local shelters and rescues when adopting. The often have them there and the can be MUCH cheaper than getting one from the pet store. :)
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