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More Sturdy For Handling: It’s no secret that kids can be a little rough when handling pets, for this reason rats are a great choice. They are thicker built and on average weigh up to 4x more than hamsters.
Knowing that rats are a symbol of the , I looked into how the ancient Chinese folk viewed these little critters; after all, ancient Chinese culture is thought to be semi-divine, and focuses on the true nature of things. I wanted to know if my new family pets were malicious and sly, or just misunderstood.
Excellent! Rats are great as pets. ;)
Absolutely adorable. Rats make wonderful pets!
Another annoyance is their habit of urine marking. They will often leavetiny drops of urine where they walk to mark their territory. Males urine markmore than females, but fortunately neutering almost always eliminates thisbehavior in males. The spots of urine are easily wiped up from hard surfacesbut they can stain fabrics. A washable throw cover can protect furniture, butif rats are allowed to run on carpets, periodic carpet cleaning may benecessary. In America alone it’s estimated that around half a million families now own a pet Rat or Mouse, this huge spike in popularity over a little more than a hundred years is due to several factors that make rats great pets.Rats have been kept as pets since as far back as the early 1900s and remain a popular choice of pet to the present day, so why are rats as pets so popular? As an experienced rat owner, I can assure you there are countless reasons why rats make brilliant pets.Rats also make good pets for children because they’re semi-nocturnal, meaning they will be up during the day for the kids to actually be able to enjoy unlike hamsters. In fact rats can quickly adapt to their owners schedule when taken out more in the day.Rats are great pets for children, they’re not only affectionate and cuddly, but they’re much more hardy than other rodents. They are thicker built than other rodents such as hamsters and therefore can better withstand a more clumsy handling from younger ownersRats are one of the smartest of over 1700 rodents and have been kept as pets for hundreds of years. They have long bodies, long tails with little or no hair, long pointed noses and are larger than mice. They have poor eyesight but have excellent hearing and a strong sense of smell.