Rats? On The Other Hand

The last post was about the menace of rats.    https://crookedcreek.live/2019/06/12/rats/   Rats in the city, rats in the house or on the farm can be real pests, but as with most things in life, there is a flip side.

Rats Make Affectionate Pets!

My granddaughter, Kate, and her husband, Tom, live in a flat in Cheltenham in the UK that does not allow cats or dogs. Kate has always had several pets from the time she was born and could not imagine living very long without one or more. So, a couple of months ago they adopted two rats and here they are: 

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Meet Sergio and Earic (he’s the one with prominent ears!) These Fancy Rats were purchased from a pet store and are now part of the family in Kate and Tom’s home.  Kate says they are very smart animals and can learn commands such as fetch, spin, jump and come. They are not picky eaters and are easy to care for. Sergio is seen in the picture above in one of his favorite places, riding on Kate’s shoulder. Earic is here with Tom. 

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Earic & Sergio

 

So before we become too opinionated about any subject it probably pays to learn more and to have more experiences. I look forward to meeting Sergio and Earic in person when I return to England!

 

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“I do feel like by buying rats from a pet store, you are saving them because if not, they would get fed to a snake or something.” Nikki Reed

4 Comments

  1. You are bringing back memories! When I took an experimental psychology class in college many, many years ago,, they were going to kill the rats we had used in experiments. I rescued them and named them Xerces and Yaster (for X and Y in experiments). The woman who cleaned our house thought they were really neat and took them home with her. I understand they drowned later when her house flooded. Kind of sad ending.

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