Acquired: Pet store
By L Sand CVT
Denver, Colorado, United States
Posted Feb 26, 2018
I've owned several rats and they are great small pets. They are super smart and friendly. One of ours had his cage on top of the piano, so we trained him to climb up the piano and get in his cage. They are sweet also, we had one that would snuggle up to us all the time. I always enjoyed finding treats they would like. Cheerios, yogurt bites, fresh fruit and veggies were all favorites. I wouldn't recommend them for really small children, but are great for older children. They require larger cages than other rodents and can make a pretty big mess. Since they are so smart, they require mental stimulation and are very social creatures. They love toys and even little puzzles that release treats.