While you’re waiting for the lion and the lamb to lie down together (it’ll happen: God has said so), you might get used to the idea by watching these cats and these rats play and cuddle together. To anyone who’s had pet rats, this won’t be surprising. They’re very affectionate, and smart as paint.
True, one of the rats in this video is obstreperatin’ at the cat’s expense, but it’s nothing that the cat can’t handle.
I’m trying to figure out what’s going on in this video. The kitten isn’t sure he wants to play with the rat, and it doesn’t look to me like the rat is sure about anything. Meanwhile, this freakin’ computer is giving me fits. But that’s another matter altogether.
Our rats loved to play with us, but not with each other. Turn out the light, and the next thing you know, it’s wrestlemania in the rats’ tank. Bump-bump-bump-Thud-SQUEEEEEEEAK!!! Then you turn the light back on and they’re just sitting there like nothing happened.
Rats make truly lovable pets. They’re very, very smart: if they lived longer, they’d be composing symphonies. They’re affectionate, adaptable–just think of them as small cats with hairless tails.
I have seen videos of cats opening someone’s purse and taking the money–to do what with, who knows? In this video, you’ll see a rat do it. I suspect a cat put him up to it.
Actually, it’s two rats that follow this cat all around the house; but only one of them cuddles up to the cat every chance she gets.
As pets, rats are affectionate, playful, and very smart. Sort of like cats. This is the first time I’ve seen this kind of relationship; but having known and loved both cats and rats, I find I’m not surprised.
You should’ve seen the people in the vet’s office, who at first made faces and sort of cringed, gushing over my rat as she sat so well-behaved on Daddy’s shoulder. Didn’t take her very long to win them over!