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Chantal Banks, Woman Who Loves Rats More Than People, Says They Smell 'Like Nachos'

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Chantal Banks is a grown woman with a family, and like many families, hers keeps pets. Except, in her case, the pets are rats, there are 19 of them and she appears to like them an awful lot.


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pam w (139)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:18 am
Nothing wrong with well-fed, clean rats...they can be very affectionate.

. (0)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 12:03 pm
Having an estranged husband is not a big surprise. I had gerbils as a kid. After a time, I found them to be filthy, and difficult to control. This women seems to have her "population" under control.

michelle m (41)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 1:02 pm
Animal are far nicer than humans

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 2:43 pm

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 3:33 pm
notato Agnes!!!! after all the rats are sentients!!!! and of course they are better then humanes. not all the rats are dirty of felthy as allan said, but i think they have also right to live!!!! grazie grazie.!!!!

Russie c (4)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 7:20 pm
We had rats for pets years ago, very cute and fun to hold. We enjoyed them. They aren't dirty if you keep their cage clean, even some humans stink if they have poor hygiene.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:16 pm
I like animals over most people also. Not necessary rats, or snakes, but could tolerate them more than I can most people.

. (0)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 8:21 pm
Rats are lovable, clean and more intelligent than some people. Let the husband go. Make room for the guy who loves rats, too.

Barb GONE (1694)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 9:05 pm
What's the difference between 'rats' and 'mice'? I had 11 mice one time and they all looked like her rats. They were so smart!

Marie W (67)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:02 pm
Nothing wrong with pet rats- just don't want wild black plague ones in attic.

Carol H (229)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 5:39 am
noted, thanks Agnes

Ruth C (87)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:41 am
I have no problem with that, they are animals too.

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 1:10 pm
Noted , thank you for posting Agnes

Veronica C (22)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 9:22 pm

Jan S (18)
Friday March 15, 2013, 4:06 am
MaireW - black plague was caused by the fleas ON the wild rats. This is why rats get no respect ;)
Chantal is a wonderful human and has taken charge of her life. I have been rescuing rats since 1998 & they are so misunderstood! I'm not too fond of humans either.
oh, nachos - male rats do smell like that & girl rats smell like grape kool aid

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 4:05 pm
rats are fantastic animals & I dont blame this lady for preferring them over people, I prefer most animals over people.
if you think rats are like ones portrayed in movies you seriously need to re-educate yourself, same with that plague thing, it wasnt rats & recent studies believe it was an air born virus as if it were just the rats & or fleas it wouldnt have killed nearly all the population.

Jane B (30)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 11:47 am
I have had gerbils and I found them to be very clean animals Allan. They certainly smelled a lot less than male mice & hamsters.

Laura T (105)
Thursday May 30, 2013, 2:59 am
I love rats&have seen the way the "reality" show twisted things. rats are great&im glad this lady is getting the love&support here she deserves, rather than the way the public treated her after the show aired. there was a great article in its a rats world about the shows manipulation of the facts. I prefer my rats to people as well, as did my gram before she passed. much love to all the rat people brave enough to let outsiders into their lives.
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