Oh rats! Yep, this blog is about rats. Rats belong to the rodent family. From Ratatouli to the plague…you either like them or you don’t. They are a cute little animal with adorable little ears and big eyes that carry a variety of diseases that harm humanity. Like them or not, they are God’s design, and they are here to stay! 

If you’re the type of person who is not afraid of rats, then you probably have considered, or have owned a rat before. Many people keep rats as pets because they are, for the most part, quiet, and seem to do well in small, confined spaces. Just keep in mind that rats have sharp teeth, and their teeth are always growing. So, it is imperative that you keep something available for rats to chew on. Rats are omnivores. They are not picky eaters, which is another reason they make great pets. If you choose to have more than one rat, you might want to be sure you don’t get a male and female. Rats can have up to 20 babies at once! 

If you’re on the other end of the spectrum, you would rather live on a planet void of rats. While that may never come to be, you might want to avoid the Norway rat. Norway rats are very large and aggressive! You might be happy to know that rats are a tasty snack for many large birds and snakes. 

Rats are also used widely in medical and experimental testing by research labs. It turns out, rats have an excellent sense of taste and a very good memory as well! The lifespan of rats varies a great deal. Brown rats can live up to 2 years, but the black rat usually only lives up to 12 months. Thanks for visiting FartyArt.com!

Bibliography:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat

http://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/rats/

https://onekindplanet.org/animal/rat/

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