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5 Facts That Will Change the Way You Think About Rats

The word "rat" for many people immediately conjures up the stereotypical vision of a beady-eyed, pointy-nosed rodent that scurries around at night in the trash. But actually, domesticated rats can ma…

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Would You Eat a Rat?

It has been said that there is a 12:1 ratio of rats to people in New York City. Granted, this is just an estimate, but it cannot be far off, considering the city has been plagued with rats for over a …

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Post Hurricane Sandy: Where Are All of New York City’s Rats?

Even as a pet rat lover, I am not thrilled to think that there are as many rats as there are New Yorkers, living in the dank, dark underbelly of the City. No matter how I look at it, a cute black and …

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10 Small Furry Animals Who Need a Home (Photos)

We love our dogs and cats, of course, but what about our rats, hedgehogs, and ferrets? In animal shelters around the country, there are thousands of small mammals up for adoption. These domesticate…

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What’s Your Rodent IQ? (Quiz)

Rodents... some people love them and keep them as pets, some people disdain them as troublesome pests, and still others are terrified of them. There are thousands of different rodent species, from ago…

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Happy Hairless Rat’s Bath (Video)

Do you know anyone who thinks that rats are scary? Show them this video to prove that rats even hairless ones can be quite adorable, especially when they're busy getting themselves all clean and f…

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Huge Rats Resurface in Florida

Gambian Pouched Rats have repopulated an area in the Florida Keys. They are a nonnative species and one of the largest rats in the world, weighing up to nine pounds. There is concern for their impact …

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10 Worst Rat Cities in the World

By Animal Planet Rats have been enjoying a close relationship with humans for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Humans derive no benefits from having rats around, but rats get all sorts …

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An Angel in Rat Form

By Erica Sofrina, motivational speaker, teacher and author. In this series of Angel Stories, our Care2 members have submitted some wonderful tales of their beloved pet angels. This is a story by Al…

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Eek! There’s a Snake in My Toilet!

By Phil Schmidt, Networx If you awoke in the middle of the night to go the bathroom and were met by a large snake peering at you from the toilet, the first word out of your mouth would likely b…

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