You (or your parents) probably think that rats disgusting, filthy, and/or carry diseases. These things may be true about wild
rats, but all of it is false for domestic rats. Forgot about everything you've learned about rats and read on with an open
Domestic rats certainly are not disgusting, filthy, and don't cary disease. Wild rats may carry diseases, but then again all
wild animals can carry diseases. Domestic rats are actually very clean animals. They clean themsleves amy times a day like
cats. And they are odorless, unless of course you forget to clean its cage. Now that the rumors are cleared, I can tell you
about the good points of rats.
Rats As Pets
Rats make excellent pets and are great first pets for children. Let's list out the reasons why.
Rats are social animals. Most small animals are anti-social. This means that they don't like to be held and can't bond with
people, resolting in biting. Rats, on the other hand, love people. They actually need human companionship and can create a
loving bond with their humans. Rats rarely bite, and the only reason they would bite is if you smelled like food and it thought
you were feeding it. Rats also enjoy riding in pockets and on shoulders.
Rats are very intelligent. They are as smart as or smarter than dogs. They are easily trained and canbe taught numerous tricks.
They can even learn to come when you call their name. Litter training is also something they can learn very quickly.
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