Originally Posted by Zippykins1
I like rats but they have a tendency of dying all the time. Gerbils and hamsters seem to last a bit longer. I'll see if I can dig out a photo of our (now deceased) rats Layla and Mortimer later.
Our Louis lasted 3 years. Our hamster Gordon lasted around 3 months before he upped and left one day and we never saw him again. No body, no nothing. I guess he just wanted to see the world or something.