Anyone who’s ever had domestic rats for pets soon learned three things about them: they’re cute, they’re affectionate–and they’re smart. If they had longer lifespans, they’d be running successful businesses.
We had two rats. And whenever I had to bring one in to see the vet, it didn’t take long for the other people in the waiting room to make a fuss over her. Both of them very obligingly stayed on Daddy’s shoulder and didn’t need a carrier.