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they are basically the closest we will ever get to a pet hybrid of a cat and a dog

they can be litter trained like a cat
but they can learn almost all the tricks dogs can learn (except maybe sit because they are too fat and close to the ground XD)
they also love cuddles and shoulder rides

but rather than just telling you this
check out some videos I found endearing ^^

tricks:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhZvSo…

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lHx7d…

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLlEoX…

being cuddly:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=E66uah…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KljVuz…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLBCgX…


and that is why I love rats to death~
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twistedpony3000 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
soooooooooooooo true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my rat is soooooooooooooo super sweet, and she's totally cool with any other pet (unless it's another rat, then she gets jealous... XD)
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Brownie-12 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you keep a rat alone?? thats animal cruelty, if you do.
Please inform yourself how to properly do an integration between rats because they NEED at least 2 buddies for their social life which is usually in big big groups.
You should get rats from a shelter btw, not a pet shop...
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twistedpony3000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She's alone because her sisters died, and now she's become a diva
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Brownie-12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:/ poor girl.. She still needs a rattie friend..
Maybe she needs a bit longer to get integrated with other rats. But it is possible, shes still a rat.
I wish yoou and your rat luck.
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twistedpony3000 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
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B1ueM00n Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
Rats are awesome!! I wish I had one, but we can't get any right now because my mom is terrified of mice and rats. Not guinea pigs though lol. I remember when I was little, I was watching a show how rats could sniff out explosives. I thought that was pretty cool.
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Knot221 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Rat's are so cute! I've been wanting one for a while, but I don't really have time for pets of any kind :(
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Metaknightrules Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really want a rat, but we already have 9 pets.....
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firebreather2536 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i know, right
all we need to do is somehow equip them with a huge weapon then we have a house security system :3
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heartbloodrose Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the reason i love rats :heart:

[link]
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