Hi as the title says i want a pet rat.
The reason i want one is because they're cute, small, smart and cute.
But im all new to rats so any advice would be nice.
i've got some questions here but please dont laugh at me if they're stupid :P
is there any special kind of rat species that is best to get?
how many hours a week should i expect to clean cages and such?
i dont want a complete black or brown one.
either complete gray, gray-white, black-white, brown-white or compelte white. is it possible to find a good rat with these specifications?
how many hours a day should i take them out of their cage and play with them?
i am a gamer in a small room (approx: 3*4metres) so i've got alot of cords etc so would it be a dangerous place for him?
i've got an elderly dog (11years) and he have been catching and killing mice and rats all his life, so would it be possible for me to train him NOT to kill my rat?
i also heard that its best to have two cus they're social animals. fine but should it be female-female or boy-boy rats?
i dont want alot of rats so thats why i wont get a male and a female
also what about the smell? i've got a budget of around 100$ at max to spend on a cage and the rats themselves (they cant cost that much eh?)
can anyone answer my lots of questions ? feel free to add more to this is you've got any other tips.