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Snake owners and pet rats

Descent

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Every time I walk into a pet store and see a snake owner buying a rat to feed to a snake, it makes me sick. People just think of pet rats as vicious, dirty vermin when they are in fact sweet, cute and cuddly. They love people, and always love to meet people they have never met before. Rats don't startle easily, they are not prone to fear, but most importantly, they are intelligent as hell. They can perform tricks, can learn mazes quickly, and are very easy to train.

Best of all, they won't kill each other when they hear heavy metal like other rodents do. In fact, they sleep through it. When you walk into the room, they will climb up the cage, and greet you. They show their love for you up until the very last minutes of their life. You become very attached to them, and after they die, it pains you just as much as any other pet. The death of my first rat, Richard, pains me just as much as when my seventeen year old cat died last Winter.

What's really disturbing is how Hollywood keeps depicting them as horrible creatures. They are causing thousands of lovely little animals to die every day. Fuck you Hollywood, and fuck you snake owners. Give that fucking snake to a reptile museum and stop feeding it rats. You all can kiss my ass!

If you do want a rat, you should get one as a baby, and be sure that the pet store does not inbreed them, or mix the boys and girls up. I bought two girls and ended up with six rats (one was pregnant). Her offspring are so inbred the barely have personalities, unlike all other rats, who have enormous personalities. It's sad to see my rats desperate for attention because I cannot give them the required one hour of attention a day.

In short, you snake owners suck ass. I hate how you can feed such wonderful animals to such nasty creatures (Don't get me wrong, I love snakes, just not ones that eat rats).
 

TwisT

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jstager said:
I love snakes, just not ones that eat rats.
Rats are VERMIN.....Name one good thing a rat can do??....They buzz around dumpsters and eat crap and carcasses. I use to have a corn snake, and got a kick out of feeding him pinkies...

So obviously you know snakes are carnivorous. What would you prefer they eat?????? Fuzzy Bunnies.......or carrots and peas????
 

MaxPower

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TwisT said:
Rats are VERMIN.....Name one good thing a rat can do??....They buzz around dumpsters and eat crap and carcasses.
Ummm....Sure those aren't flies youre talking about there?
 

TwisT

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MaxPower said:
Ummm....Sure those aren't flies youre talking about there?
WTF.....Rats, flies, and cats..........Racoons.......you....I don't know???? Wat'cha think??
 

MaxPower

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TwisT said:
WTF.....Rats, flies, and cats..........Racoons.......you....I don't know???? Wat'cha think??
Bums. bums hang around dumpsters. Lets feed them to the snakes.
 

mariusthegreat

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or lets feed the flies...snakes.....and when the flies buzz around the trash the rats can eat the flies....then the bums can eat the rats....when rats take a shit...the new flies will come aorund....eat snakes...rats eat flies...bums eat rats....rats eat shit...?? its a never ending cycle....ya?
 

MaxPower

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mariusthegreat said:
or lets feed the flies...snakes.....and when the flies buzz around the trash the rats can eat the flies....then the bums can eat the rats....when rats take a shit...the new flies will come aorund....eat snakes...rats eat flies...bums eat rats....rats eat shit...?? its a never ending cycle....ya?
I like your thinking. You know how to surround an issue. A true rennisance man :thumbsup:
 

tharuz

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jstager said:
Every time I walk into a pet store and see a snake owner buying a rat to feed to a snake, it makes me sick. People just think of pet rats as vicious, dirty vermin when they are in fact sweet, cute and cuddly. They love people, and always love to meet people they have never met before. Rats don't startle easily, they are not prone to fear, but most importantly, they are intelligent as hell. They can perform tricks, can learn mazes quickly, and are very easy to train.

Best of all, they won't kill each other when they hear heavy metal like other rodents do. In fact, they sleep through it. When you walk into the room, they will climb up the cage, and greet you. They show their love for you up until the very last minutes of their life. You become very attached to them, and after they die, it pains you just as much as any other pet. The death of my first rat, Richard, pains me just as much as when my seventeen year old cat died last Winter.

What's really disturbing is how Hollywood keeps depicting them as horrible creatures. They are causing thousands of lovely little animals to die every day. Fuck you Hollywood, and fuck you snake owners. Give that fucking snake to a reptile museum and stop feeding it rats. You all can kiss my ass!

If you do want a rat, you should get one as a baby, and be sure that the pet store does not inbreed them, or mix the boys and girls up. I bought two girls and ended up with six rats (one was pregnant). Her offspring are so inbred the barely have personalities, unlike all other rats, who have enormous personalities. It's sad to see my rats desperate for attention because I cannot give them the required one hour of attention a day.

In short, you snake owners suck ass. I hate how you can feed such wonderful animals to such nasty creatures (Don't get me wrong, I love snakes, just not ones that eat rats).

I know that rats are good living creatures of God, and it sickens me too that they`re eaten in a sick way by snake owners but.....who cares?

really, it`s the fucking animal instinct, thing eats thing, then shits, then the rock do some shit, and the living things fuck to have kids and that shit or rock becomes a plant, then the water and it creates micro organisms

besides, you should be hating hollywood for ethnic stereotypes, not getting the fucking personality of a FUCKING RAT wrong
 

MaxPower

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tharuz said:
I know that rats are good living creatures of God, and it sickens me too that they`re eaten in a sick way by snake owners but.....who cares?
uMMM......it's actually the snakes that eat the rats. You know like they do in nature? Not the snake owners themselves.
 

Pachyderm

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I used to breed and sell pet rats to the local pet store..Rats are actually really smart animals and they can be toilet trained, trained to come when called, trained to play games, and so forth. They make great companions and are very healthy and clean animals. They don't give humans diseases unless they are rabid, but then again a dog can infect rabies in another if it is infected. Rats can cuddle and be sweet and they're just like dogs or cats, sept smaller and sometimes smarter.
BUT....
Snakes eat rats, they are naturally carnivorous, who can blame an animal for eating what it's naturally supposed to? I eat cows and pigs, am I cruel and unusual. Cats eat rats, mice, rabbits, etc. They are carnivors.
 

G.I. JET

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Its also fun as hell watching snakes kill and eat anything. Like Discovery Channel :D
 

FUBAR

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G.I. JET said:
Its also fun as hell watching snakes kill and eat anything. Like Discovery Channel :D
EXACTLY! kill em all and let god sort em out
 
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they're mouths are so big! its like magic how much rat babies they can cram into there! i am just kidding! but the mouth on a snake can fit a lot of live bait i there! he he he he!
 

Skitch0o0

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Am I allowed to tell jstager that she's just a stupid PETA bitch? (I just read the rules. Apparently I can't call her a stupid PETA bitch in this thread, although I think I did make a pretty good case below :D )

So um... what are snakes supposed to eat? I mean, I know snakes get the good rap over rats. You know, that holy "Indiana Jones" business helped them out a ton. Oh, and "Anaconda"? Yeah, those movies really create a lot of snake lovers out there. Hey, I had a snake the figured out how to slither in one pant leg and out the other. Let's see a rat do that! Shit, let's even see a girl do that. I'd probably keep my next girlfriend longer if she could do it.\

Mental Note: Look for girl that can slither through my pants...
 

Descent

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Skitchoo...I am male, NOT female.

It's just the overall concept of keeping an creature that eats animals that make better pets than the snakes themselves. They should feed it mice, NOT rats, because, like pachyderm said, they make wonderful pets. I view it kind of like feeding a dog to a shark. That's the contrast between the two animals.

I know that snakes have to eat, but feed them fucking mice! They aren't smart and they make pretty bad pets. I am obsessed with science, and I KNOW it's instinct. The owners should just satisfy the instinct with different animals.
 

Skitch0o0

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But mice are so cute. I once had a mouse that my friends named "The Mexican". It really liked me. It was the only mouse that didn't shit all over me.
 

Descent

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BEASTIALITY!

Nah, I'm just kiddin'.

Maybe you met a smart mouse...but the ones I have seen are S-T-U-P-I-D!

They don't like people, unlike rats.