All rat lovers hear it at some point: “EW! You have RATS as… pets?!” And what do we do? We roll our eyes! *Here we go again. Another person who has no earthly idea what they’re talking about.* Fortunately, these people can be educated, and a MAJORITY of them are won over! Before you can confront these people, you have to understand the multitude of reasons that people “hate” them. I say “hate” because you cannot hate something you know nothing about; hence the amount of people that are won over by the Ratty Casanovas! Continue reading Why Do People Hate Pet Rats So Much? Tails? Disease?
Can People & Pet Rats Catch Rat Bite Fever from Domesticated or Wild Rats?
Rat bite fever, an infection caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis (In North America) or Spirillum minus (Mostly in Asia), is commonly spread among humans and other animals by way of wild animal populations; with rats being the largest cause. These adorable rodents have given the disease its name, probably due to the close proximity in which humans and rats live in many areas, whether it be urban or rural. Just how contagious is rat bite fever, is it common, and how easily is it transmitted?
Are Pet Rats the Future of the Stock Market?
Recently, it has come to our attention that rats are now becoming quite sophisticated wall street traders. Rats are entering the stock market, and they’re becoming quite the little celebrities! Before you assume that we are up to some shenanigans and sharing bogus stuff with you- hear it out! It’s true, and it’s actually pretty cool! You might just be inclined to share this on Facebook, with your friends, to show them just how AWESOME they are. Or perhaps, you might decided to get your rat to turn you into a millionaire! Actually… that’s not a bad idea at all come to think of it… ANYWAYS, check it out!