How Long Have Pet Rats Been So Popular As Pets?

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Dec 17, 2009 in Rat Answers | Subscribe

When I was growing up in the late seventies and early eighties, I had a pet hamster and gerbil,but I never heard of people actually owning rats as pets when did rats start becoming so popular as pets?

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  • BunnyFu says:

    People have had pet rats for a long time. It just wasn’t such a publicized thing. Then people let go of the stigma of Rats, and started loving them as pets. As early as the 18th century people had rats for pets, however many of them involved them in cruel games with a terrier. Hence Rat Terriers.
    I have personally had 3 rats. They are very clean, as long as you keep their cage clean. They can be easily trained, and a lot of the time they like to cuddle.

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