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Do Rats Make Good Pets?

By Dr. Hannon Rats can make great pets! Rats are easy to care for, have very little odor, and they rarely bite. They are affectionate and intelligent animals that often will bond quickly with their owners and easily learn new tricks. Read Dr. Hannon’s biography at Meet Our Vets Best Type of Domestic Pet Rat The species of rat available in the pet and laboratory trade is Rattus norvegicus domesticus, domesticated from the Norway rat. Rats are characterized by their long bodies, short fur, small eyes and ears, and long hairless tails. Their eyesight is poor, so they often rely on their whiskers