Are Their Any Type Of Pet Rat That Are Hypo Allergenic?

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Dec 19, 2009 in Rat Answers | Subscribe

I may be buying a rat or two from a breeder.She has black/brown/white ones for sale.All males.I’m wondering if there is any type of rat that is hypo allergenic?It has to have fur.My mom is allergic to fur/feathers/everything so we don’t have a pet.We were hoping for a rat but no sure if they are hypo allergenic.Thanks.

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  • TessaSta says:

    Nothing with fur is really hypo-allergenic, except for a couple breeds of cat and dog. I’ve never met anyone with allergies towards rats, anyway,

  • alphadin says:

    If you don’t want a hairless rat, then no.
    I’m sure a rat could be genetically engineered to have hair instead of fur, but as of now there are no hypoallergenic rats.

  • Ali says:

    Allergies and Asthma are a common concern for families today considering pets, my family included. However, there are some animals available that are hypo-allergenic. This DOES NOT mean that that they are non-allergenic. Hypo-allergenic simply means that they produce fewer allergens, and people with slight to medium strength allergies may be fine with these pets. People with severe asthma and allergies may still have allergic reactions when around pets. In this case, you are better off looking for a pet that is entirely hairless, as there is little to no dander involved.
    you can get hairless rats, these would be your best opion
    edit: If you have a rabbit, guinea pig, rat or mouse and you are allergic to him/her, you can reduce your allergen triggers by cleaning the cage more frequently. Also, brushing your animals will reduce the amount of loose hair, therefore reduce the allergens in the air.

  • Nibbles says:

    I think most allwergic issues with rats would be while being held. If mom isn’t holding the rat, I doubt that there will be an issue. Some allergies arise with the bedding or waste from the rat. Be open with the breeded and ask for a trial run for 1-2 weeks.

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