Get two things straight right away – rats aren’t dirty, and James Cagney never said it anyway! These are just two of the myths and misconceptions that World Rat Day hopes to dispel as it celebrates the joys of fancy rats.

Anyone who keeps rats as pets or companions is already in on the secret: these animals are friendly, loyal, intelligent, and very endearing. Unfortunately they’ve had a bit of bad press over the years, what with the Black Death, Bubonic Plague and a thousand Pacific islands which have had their native wildlife chewed down to ground level and beyond. But what’s a few environmental and social catastrophes between friends?

Once you get to know rats on a one-to-one basis, then all of their finer qualities will come to the fore. Why not drop in to your local World Rat Day event and discover just how adorably lovable they really are?

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Crissie Donaldson
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Crissie Donaldson

so true – I had a rat he lived for 2 years best pet I ever owned and I’ve owned cats and dogs. he was so loving, trusting and sweet.

MaryJ
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MaryJ

Yeah I made friends with a wild beach ear and I taught it to come when I called it and do tricks to be hand fed.

Steve Donnelly
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Steve Donnelly

The most I ever had was 42 and then I had to cut down a bit\a lot. Beautiful creatures

ruby
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ruby

I have a rat she is now 2 years so very old but she is still very sweet

Katlyn
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Katlyn

The “diseases” were caused by the fleas, not the rats. They are amazing animals and pets!

Porta Joseph
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Porta Joseph

I’m 3 years into owning/living with rats and now I adore them, life without them would be awful, they give me so much they really do, the only down side is having to lose them, that never gets easier, but believe me, they are totally worth the heartbreak ?♥️

Sid - Axyris
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Sid - Axyris

^.^ go rats! I’ve had pet rats since 2013 and can confirm they are the most loyal, sweetest little beings ever. They’re like little dogs. I love them so much <3

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