Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top 10 Reasons Rats Are Great Pets

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The only thing my daughter has asked for for Christmas is a pet. Gwyn has an amazing love for all animals and will find beauty in everything including squirmy bugs, hairy rodents and wiggly snakes. One of her many dreams is to own a farm someday. Originally she had wanted a hamster for Christmas but after a visit to Petsmart and a great educational lesson (yes we occasionally take field trips to pet stores) from one of the employees Gwyn has decided she wants a pet rat. I know you are probably think EWWW! But believe it or not these creatures are not only adorable but they are also very fascinating. So here are 10 Reasons Rats Are Great Pets. Tomorrow I am planning to write more about rats for Wildlife Wednesday on Creation Conversations.

Image from http://en.wikipedia.org.
1) Rats are super smart and can learn tricks like rollover, beg, jump, etc.
2) Rats love to be handled and played with.
3) Rats are fairly easy and inexpensive to take care of.
4) Rats have great personalities.
5) Rats are very clean (even cleaner than hamsters).
6) Rats are affectionate.
7) Rats hardly ever bite and if they do it's normally just a nip.
8) Rats bond with their owner (just like a dog or cat). 
9) Rats are portable. They can be taken with you easily on trips. And easily carried in a bag or pocket.
10) Rats are pretty darn cute. Go ahead and just admit it, you think they are cute too!

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Angie McFarren said...

Hi Kathy,

We have two pet rats. It is always interesting when visitors discover them. :)
Did you know rats love Cheerios? Try it.


GAHCindy said...

If only we weren't allergic to pretty much everything that moves. My boys would love some rats. :-(

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