Married couple show off their 28 pet rats

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Feb 14, 2012 in Rat News | Subscribe

Married couple show off their 28 pet rats
Rodent lovers Kate and Kevin Rattray (and yes, that is their real surname), have set aside a whole room in their house for their beloved brood to run around and play – all 28 of them.

A tail of friendship: Kevin and Kate Rattray – it really is their name – with some of their brood at their home
For most people, having rats in their home means an urgent call to pest control, but not this couple.

‘They make fantastic pets,’ said Mrs Rattray, 31. ‘They are very intelligent and interactive. They are up at the bars to greet us when we come in from work and we let them out to play.
‘They definitely have personalities and they’re great fun to spend time with.’
The GP had two rats while she was at university but her husband, who grew up on a farm, thought of them as vermin. That was until the couple took their first into their home in 2006 and his opinion changed.
Even their more squeamish visitors have been won over and have ended up playing with the rodents.
Mr Rattray, a lab supervisor, and his wife are members of the Yorkshire Rat Club, which holds regular shows.
The Leeds couple will feature in a Channel 4 docume

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