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He Spent Months Training His Rats, The Results Are Astounding! Must See!

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I‘ve always been afraid of rats, something about them just rubs me the wrong way. After seeing this video, though, I think I may reconsider. The rats in this video are well behaved, and best of all, they’re trained! Their brains may be tiny, but these rats seem every bit as intelligent as your average dog (or maybe even more intelligent!)

Here are some facts about rats that you may not have known (source: OneKind.org)

- Rats take care of injured and sick rats in their group.

- Without companionship rats tend to become lonely and depressed.

- Rats have excellent memories. Once they learn a navigation route, they won’t forget it.

- When happy, rats have been observed to chatter or grind their teeth. This is often accompanied by vibrating eyes.

- Rats make happy “laughter” sounds when they play.

-Rats succumb to peer-pressure, just like humans. Brown rats are prone to disregard personal experiences in order to copy the behaviour of their peers. The urge to conform is so strong that they will even choose to eat unpalatable food if they are in the company of other rats who are eating it.

- Although very curious animals, rats are also shy, and prefer to run away than confront a potential threat.Rats are extremely clean animals, spending several hours every day grooming themselves and their group members. They are less likely than cats or dogs to catch and transmit parasites and viruses.

- A rat can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water.
Rats’ tails help them to balance, communicate and regulate their body temperature.

- The rat is the first of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. People born in this year are thought to possess characteristics which are associated with rats, namely: creativity, intelligence, honesty, ambition and generosity.

- Rats are recognised as the vehicle of Lord Ganesh in Indian tradition. They are worshipped at the Karni Devi Temple, where priests and pilgrims will feed them grain and milk.

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