Rats Laugh when Tickled

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posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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I see this on such a deep level. My take is complete and utter love unconditional. yes, death has come to the body of the rat in the child's arms, but the connection is eternal.




posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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I don't think we can train our cats, but my son is really enamoured and I always loved their little hands and knew they were emotional, good moms.


Rats are Friends, Not food.


kitty and rat playing together super funny!

I think they need to be raised together young.
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posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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This is very sweet!



Peace



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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Has anyone else linked this already?



Here's a link if I didn't get the YouTube thing correctly
laughing camel



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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This kinda makes me look at rats in a new light..



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:45 AM
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i will add that my cat is ticklish! only in a certain spot on the ribs but he definitely reacts to a light tickle and enjoys it BUT if you do it too much he needs to get away much in the same way a person reacts. Personally i believe laughter from tickling is a reaction to nerve stimulus. you don't enjoy it or not but you cant help laugh as its the bodies/ nervous system reaction. the person actually enjoys the sensation of laughing rather than the tickling itself.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 05:54 AM
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Originally posted by bluemooone2
Im quite sure that rats and mice are capable of laughter , especially when drinking..............



Hahaha! Perfect. I wish I would have seen this one. I would have used it as the cover of the op lol



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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I imagine this is what rats sound like when they laugh. I love this guy! Anderson Cooper gets the giggles



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Praise God for these cheerful little rodents.

The videos were joyfull and made me smile.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 03:59 PM
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Laughter has been theorized to exist mainly in social species due to it being a reaction to social cues and bonding multiple individuals. That's probably why cats seem to lack this feature because they are less social than other species. Rats, humans, mice are all extremely social species. Laughter is more useful for them than less social species.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:13 PM
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I don't know what is funnier, the camel or the tickling noises the guy is making.



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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I LOVE the penguin chuckling LOL!!! Always makes me smile. I never knew Rats did! My daughters hamster is too scared of everything to tickle.. prolly give him a heart attack if I tried. LOL!


Both of my dogs have a kind of laughing thing. One is the Staffy you see in my avatar and the other is a Hairless Chinese Crested. Its easy to tickle the hairless one.. he makes a chuffing noise and puffs his cheeks when he is being tickled.. crazy animal. I dont think he is a real dog to be honest. LOL! The Staffy... I have long fingernails and when he is laying on me I take my fingernails and scratch lightly on his belly or top of his head and he smiles like crazy and huffs air out. His smile is scary looking if you arent used to it as his top lip raises up and his nose twitches... and he looks crazy! LOL!



posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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It is the marking of territory like dogs and cats. it is done more by male rats than females and reduces if you get them neutered. What most rat owners do is lay a rag or towel where you are going to have the rat play.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by Celestial1
Great thread! I have a pet rat, her name is Girlfriend. She is precious, playful, affectionate and great with children. She will curl up with me and take a nap in the crook of my arm, sit on my lap and watch TV, follow me all over the house, like a cat really. I converted a purse to her carrier and take her wherever I'm going all the time. If I tell her "Girlfriend, you can't come out in here" she will literally stay in the bag curled up under her little blanket untill I call her name, if I don't tell her that she will prop her hands up on the side of the bag and just watch where we are going. I love it, she is so stinking cute! I can't believe I ever was a rat hater because this is the best pet I've ever had. Those videos were adorable too. I have never been able to get her to laugh but I'll keep trying. She does purr though, she's so small you cant hear it unless you lay your ear on her but you can feel her vibrating. lol


I don't have any personal experience, but I've heard many times from biologists who work in labs that in reality, rats can be friendly, cute and nice, but mice are horrible and nasty.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 04:00 AM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
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It is the marking of territory like dogs and cats. it is done more by male rats than females and reduces if you get them neutered. What most rat owners do is lay a rag or towel where you are going to have the rat play.


I was wondering if this was related.

Hmm I love the idea of having 2 of these critters, but I REALLY dont like the urine aspect. If this is the case, then perhaps neutering is an option, but something I really dont like doing to animals anyways. It's a judgment call I dont feel I'm allowed to make. Sorry, my personal choice.


Still, I'm lacking a certain type of interaction that I feel I can have with an animal, it's just that I've had cats all my life and dogs, and it's time for something diffrent. Something unique, but something that enjoys interacting with me. Ive always found that to be the more desirable aspect of a pet, is simply the personal inteaction. These critters seem like they do well in that department. I love cats, but they're like me.. (Im a leo, hmm I wonder) They love attention only when they are not occupied with everything else.
The attention I mean is, inteaction. not like....

mommy! mommy! momma! Mom! Mom! Mom! Mommy! Momma! Mommy! MOM!



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 04:03 AM
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I have been looking in dumpsters all day and finally found a big yellow rat and chased him down he did not like being tickled.
This was a bad idea.



posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 04:15 AM
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I think the amount of lovable depends greatly on where you, ummm, aquire, said beast. lol


Thanks for the laugh!


btw, I have to mention why Cats are so fun... Now if i can just figure out how to do similar fun things with rats






posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 04:18 AM
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It was nothing like the video. I was so hoping it would laugh.



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