Why rats make great pets!
Rats have had a pretty bad reputation over the years but i hope to change your mind and explain why they make great pets.
Rats are very friendly and can create fantastic bonds with there owners. They will run to the cage door when they hear you coming. Most rats can be handled very easily and are happy to perch on your shoulder or take a nap in your hoods or pockets.
A well socialised rat is more likely to lick your fingers then to bite them. I can count on one hand the amount of times i have been properly bitten by a rat. Rats would much sooner run away then to attack you.
Rats are more active then hamsters or gerbils so make a more interactive pet. They are not nocturnal but are more active in the mornings and evenings.
Rats are not suitable for really young children as they can be quite quick and there claws can scratch. But they would make perfect pets for adults, teenagers and older children.
Contrary to popular belief rats are very clean animals. they can be trained to use litter trays and spend more time washing themselves then cats.