Have you ever been called a rat?

A few rat facts from Petco.com:

  • Rats are highly intelligent, affectionate and loving mammals.
  • They are very loyal.
  • Rats are extremely clean pets.
  • With proper socialization, rats are one of the most social and trainable companion animals.
  • Rats can swim.
  • Ancient Romans considered rats to be a sign of good luck.
  • The average size of a rat’s litter is 12 pups. Rats can have litters of up to 20 rat pups, but it’s not common.
  • The first rat to become an astronaut traveled into space from France in 1961!

Maybe being called a rat isn’t all that bad πŸ€

IMG_0151I think, seeing him out in nature, his home, that the rat is an adorable creature!Β 



7 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m all for them in nature, but would not be so happy and supportive if I find one at home! πŸ™‚

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    1. I am in complete agreement with you on that!

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  2. lolaWi says:

    very interesting facts about rats! gorgeous photo, too! thanks, Lisa! πŸ™‚

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    1. Awwww, thank you! I thought he was kind of cute… outside!


    1. Thank you! I like about any creature… out in nature 😊

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