She Covers Her Eyes, But When She Opens Them, There’s A RAT In Front Of Her. EEK!

by Averi Clements
Averi is a writer and traveler who enjoys learning about new cultures and languages. She's a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, a TEFL/TESOL-certified ESL teacher, and an equine enthusiast. She currently lives in Central America with her cat and a lot of really big bugs.

When most people think of pets, cats and dogs typically come to mind. But not everyone believes that man’s (or woman’s) best friend needs to gnaw on rawhides or say “meow.”

Although they don’t have the best reputation, rats actually make great pets! They’re intelligent, clean, and normally very friendly. Don’t believe me? Just watch what happens when this rodent’s human decides to play peek-a-boo with him! I wasn’t sure how a rat would react to her little game, but when I saw what he did, I couldn’t help but smile!

Plenty of people could never imagine having a rodent as a pet, and if they did decide to take a fuzzy critter into their home, they’d probably choose something like this adorable hamster who enjoys eating miniature pizza!

But if you want to open your heart and home to an unconventional pet, a rat might be a great choice. They’re not too big (unlike this massive but adorable capybara), not too small, and best of all, they can be trained with ease! Watching this one jump all over his “mom” has made me completely fall in love with these little guys.

These two have such an amazing bond, but that won’t surprise anyone who’s ever owned a rat. He might not be everyone’s ideal pet, but it’s clear that this guy couldn’t care less! He’s far too busy playing an intense game of peek-a-boo with the person he loves most.

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