reply to post by Outofcontrol
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.
Originally posted by bluemooone2
Im quite sure that rats and mice are capable of laughter , especially when drinking..............
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
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Wertdagf
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.