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Rats Laugh when Tickled

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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 06:58 AM
Rat's always get a bad press and it's very unjust
I've kept rats on and off for about 18 to 20 years now I currently have 4. 2 which I brought for my daughter about 8 months ago and 2 recent additions which went in the cage about 2 months ago.
There a great pet for children and there very loving they understand there names and come when you call them
It's so much fun watching them work things out there level of intelligence is very surprising
There not dirty like people believe They spend a lot of time grooming themselves and each other and will even groom there owner if your lucky I've had them sat on my shoulders cleaning my eyebrows and pulling the long ones out de-waxing my ears getting the dead skin around my nails or just a patch of hair on my arm that they decide need neatening up It's very cute
there peeing can be a problem but with a few opened out cardboard box's you can make a play area for them in one area of the room and either lay plastic down or just get a carpet cleaner
They really are fantastic animals and very loving

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by Mahatmacoat

Considering all the info I see that show, and duh btw, that rats are trainable, makes me wonder if you can potty train them. hehe Worth a try?

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 08:31 AM
reply to post by article

Haha I don't think it works like that I pretty sure rats don't have control of there bladders

It's not the fact that you can train them that amazes me It's more that every one of them is individual
The biggest one like's pasta and chips (fries) loves to be stroked and likes cuddles but is also the dominant one of the group
The next one likes chicken and prawns very shy and timid and doesn't really want much to do with me but loves my daughter and will gladly come and see her
The next one is a daredevil she wants to climb on everything will make stupidly long leaps of faith just to see whether she can make it or not and just wants to play all the time
And the last one will just blindly follow whatever one of the other rats is doing it doesn't matter what rat it is as long as there's one to follow
It's all these little trait's which define us as individual's we choose what we eat and who we choose to associate with and works very much the same for them

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:15 AM

Just in case you missed it the first time.

If anyone knows where this pic came from please let me know.

RATS! Gotta love 'em!


posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:30 AM
reply to post by silo13

I seen it somewhere in google while looking up the topic. Looks like either a toy house sized bear or a photoshop one, a really neat one.

Haha Adorable all the same.

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:16 PM
Damn, I miss my rat so much now. It died about a year ago. They can be loyal as a dog, and almost as smart.
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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:21 PM
This was too cute!

I've never understood most people's aversion to rats. OK yeah a 2 foot black sewer rat you wouldn't want to cuddle...

But apparently pet rats are amazing & intelligent and also very cute as seen in these vids

I think I would like to have a couple if it wasn't for the cat

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:27 PM
LOL Great thread and videos . Thank you.

Akkk Silo , you beat me to it) I don't know where this pic came from but its been in my files for a while now.
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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:40 PM
Im quite sure that rats and mice are capable of laughter , especially when drinking..............

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 02:45 PM
I have a pet rat now and yes they are GREAT pets. She is so social, never runs away, always stays with me when shes out of her cage. Way better than hamsters.

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:10 PM


Once there was a friend of my Mom's who was living in a modern day commune.

This woman told my Mom that one night as she lay in bed on a cold night, soon after falling asleep she began to dream of a warm and loving soul who came to her and cuddled up at her heart region/chakra.

The love she experienced from the heart was so profound it was of the highest spiritual experience of her lifetime.

Waking in the morning with tears flowing not just from her eyes but from a spontaneous opening of her heart chakra, she placed her folded hands over her heart gently and it was then she discovered that it was a rat, a huge rat that had come in the night to warm itself next to the woman.

Together they shared something not of this dimension, something of a beyond.

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:18 PM
I love rats. I used to have one and it was like a small dog. It would come to you when you called it, very clever little critters.

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by article

Having a pet rat at one time I could have told you this. I would tickle him and I would swear it looked like he was laughing...(sound more like different squeaks than his normal ones).

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 03:30 PM
The last video with the "hey Delilah" creeped me out. I know there are people that have pets besides the typical cats and dogs, but something just made me feel very sorry for the person in the last vid the OP posted....

To each their own.

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 05:51 PM
Wonderful.. Then they started playing with him, probably even started to like him. Now my son wants some pet rats, and we have 2 very good mousers, we got them to keep the mice away. DARN!

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 06:47 PM

Originally posted by antar


You do realize the rat's dead right mate?

Theres nothing beautiful about this...

EDIT: and the little guy's prolly going to eat it now
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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 07:10 PM
This always makes me laugh! Laughter really is contagious.

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 07:11 PM

Originally posted by article

Originally posted by wingdflame
That made me smile too. I wonder how many animals this has been found in? I think I'll try this on my cats, but I'm not sure if they'll be too happy about it.

No way. Cats HATE touchin their belly. I think it has something to do with their defence mechanism though. At least, this is the conclusion I come to.

When Cats (tigers, lions) attack, they tend to bite down and rake with their back paws. This disembowls their victims. I personaly think that's why cats dont like having their tummies touched. If you grab a cat under the head (playfully now - or otherwise) they will rake the hell out of you with their back feet. Cats cant stand being in any compramising possition no matter how much they trust.. errr wait. Cats has a serious trust issue. lol

so yeah, I can see that but it's still funny that they're "ticklish" under the belly. Scratch right where their tail meets their back. Thats a taboo place for kitties also.

Well every cat I've ever owned must be brain damaged because they all roll onto their back because they want you to rub their stomachs, just like dogs.

It's just a matter of trust, if you try rub a strange cats stomach tehn it will go for you most likely, but if your cat trusts you then you can rub their stomachs, bottom of their paws(and my cat has claws, so it could use them if it wanted) etc. Some cats are just like that anyway, the current cat we got from a shelter was keen on stomach rubs from the get go

I can pull out a pair of scissors and my cat will roll onto its back while I remove any clumps from its stomach, if that's not a compromising situation I don't know what is

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 07:38 PM

Penguins are ticklish too

posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 10:01 PM
I've sworn for years that I've had dogs that smiled, it seems perfectly right to me that a rat would laugh. They really are intelligent creatures, the one thing that is kind of creepy is the hairless tail, I think.

The dog, cat, rat thing...

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