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Find Out More About These Surprisingly Cuddly, Social Animals at Petco(TM)'s Free, Family-Friendly "Meet the Critters" Event
SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — While most people come home to curl up with their dogs or cats, an estimated 500 thousand Americans come home to pet rats. It may be surprising to learn that rats are rather social creatures and actually love to snuggle and crave company — either in the form of other rats or their lucky pet parents. To learn more about these great cuddle buddies and how to care for their physical, mental, social and emotional needs, attend any of the Petco(TM) free, family-friendly Meet the Critters events taking place nationwide May 18-19, 2013 from 1 p.m. — 2 p.m.
Below are five reasons why rats make great companions:
-- They're appreciative: While spending time with their pet parents, rats may grind their teeth in something called "bruxing." Reasons for bruxing are similar to why cats purr -- they're emotionally happy! -- They're considerate: Rats have been known to travel in packs and like to be socially engaged. They may even take care of their sick or injured friends. -- They're clean: Rats like to stay clean, and to keep physically fit they will comb their hair and help a friend out at the same time by using their teeth to help them stay attractive. -- They're likely to remember pet parents: Rats have been kept as pets since the early 19th century and are considered the most intelligent rodent for being able to learn simple behaviors such as recognizing faces they see often. Attendees of the family-friendly "Meet the Critters" event can learn more about how to keep rats mentally alert. -- They're engaging: Pet rats enjoy climbing up and down their habitats, but they also enjoy out-of-cage time. Keep rats physically fit by allowing them to run around in an exercise ball to get some energy out.
Caring for rats can be a fun and unique experience! However, parental supervision is recommended for pet parents under 12. For more information on this month’s “Meet the Critters” event visit www.petco.com/kids.
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,200 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, including more than 50 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and www.petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $110 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 350,000 animals every year.
COCONINO COUNTY – Animal hoarding is on the rise in Arizona and while it’s usually dogs or cats that people collect in large numbers, one woman’s love for rats led her to keeping thousands of them in her home. It happened in Coconino County and while health officials won’t name the woman involved, they say [...]
BEIJING, China â€”Â Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country’s latest food safety scandal. The Ministry of Public Security released results of a three-month crackdown on food safety violators, saying in a statement that authorities investigated more than 380 [...]
0 Add to My News Story by Stephany Nunneley Fri, May 17, 2013 | 14:35 BST Tweet Infinite Crisis has revealed Gaslight Joker as its latest champion. The fella “butchers his opponents” with a bloody cleaver and swarms of rats who he hasn’t fed very well. This is what you will have to contend with [...]
Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 Article source: http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/05/17/news/local_news/doc51958523f23a7152868432.txt
The mere rumor of a mountain lion sighting in the suburbs merits front-page news. Pet owners fret about coyotes and birds of prey. But what’s worse than having a skunk living under your front porch? How about a mama skunk and her litter of a half-dozen little stinkers? Not that the additional smell makes much [...]
A MAN has been arrested after two pet rats were allegedly blown up in a microwave as a sick stunt at a party. Sickened members of the public called police after spotting comments about the alleged abuse on Facebook. A police spokesman said: “One male has been arrested following inquiries in connection with animal cruelty. [...]
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SAN DIEGO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — While most people come home to curl up with their dogs or cats, an estimated 500 thousand Americans come home to pet rats. It may be surprising to learn that rats are rather social creatures and actually love to snuggle and crave company – either in the form [...]