Rats in a cage can make some "noise" when they decide to exercise their jaws
on the metal but it never bothered me as far as sleeping is concerned, it
becomes a normal sound just like a fridge or the fan of the A/C. The only
time I found it annoying was when I was listening to talk radio at low
volume in my bed! The only main problem about an aquarium is that it's a
bitch to clean this heavy thing. I use them only for baby rats that would
escape from the cage because of their small size. And if you can't find a
water bottle thgat will fit easily in an aquarium, you'll really hate the
facts that the rats fill the little bowl of water with wood shavings
constantly! Noise would be minimal in an aquarium though, unless a serious
fight happens, which is not very common.
"H Dhesi" wrote in message
> Greetings. I need some advice before I make a decision to buy a rat
> or not. I have been doing some research on the net and also
> newsgroups about the sleeping habits of rats. Most say that rats are
> nocturnal but others say that they can be trained to fit their owner's
> schedule. How easy is this if possible? Also, how much noise do rats
> make at night? I go to bed around 1am and I am a very picky sleeper.
> I am thinking about using an aquarium (I read about the concerns using
> this) so that the noise can be reduced - is there a way to sound proof
> this (I know that the top needs to have a cover that lets air in and
> out) ? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. >> Stay informed about: Need advice - to buy or not to buy a rat.