Woman leaves husband for 19 pet rats

Posted by Big Rat on Campus on Mar 11, 2013 in Rat News | Subscribe

AN animal-lover is so obsessed with her collection of 19 pet rats – she’s left
her husband for them after 11 years of marriage.

Chantal Banks has been collecting rodents since she was 16.

The mum of one treats the furry creatures like kids – even nuzzling them up to
her face and feeding them crackers out of her mouth.

Chantal Banks feeds rat

Chantal opens the doors to her bizarre menagerie during an upcoming episode of
US reality show My Crazy Obsession.

Chantal Banks treats the rodents like children and admits she loves her furry friends ‘more than people’

She said: “I love rats more than I love people. I can’t live without

“My rats don’t judge me. They love me for who they am. When I cry they
lick my tears and when they’re hungry I feed them.”

Chantal Banks interviewed

Her long-suffering son Kevin has had to grow up sharing equal footing with the
animals – admitting on the show: “‘Growing up, my siblings were rats.”

Kevin Banks with rat

But her husband Chester isn’t as tolerant of her obsession.

She wants to get MORE rats – but he’s refusing to help her care for

The pair have rowed so much about rats, Chantal has moved out of the marital
home so she can focus on her pets.

She explained: “My husband didn’t want to take care of my rats anymore.”

Chester Banks split with wife over pet rats

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