Rats get such a bad wrap…

…Not that I take it personally, my Chinese astrological sign is The Rat.

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There are lot of people out there who confused rats with hamsters…I don’t know how

“True rats” are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black ratRattus rattus, and the brown ratRattus norvegicus. Many members of other rodent genera and families are also referred to as rats, and share many characteristics with true rats.

Over the years some Rats have been taught to be “tamed”…Depending on how long back your pet Rat’s genetics go back can depend on how tamed they are. They are just as healthy as any cat or dog. Some Rats have been taught how to do “tricks” showing how intelligent they can be! They have a very short life span though.

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Published on 26 Oct 2017

Rats got a bad wrap really in the time of the Bubonic Plague and were totally blamed for the rapid spread. They have now found that they weren’t completely too blame. It spread so quickly and there was no way that it was just the Rats. They are now just starting to discover that, mainly larger, Rats can actually detect tuberculous!

The Rat is also, of course, the first Chinese Astrological Sign…and it’s my sign as well!

It’s generally believed that people who are born in the Year of the Rat are:

  • Wise
  • Charming
  • Quick Witted
  • Pratical
  • Good at saving

It can also depend which you were born as well. There are four different elements to each Chinese Signs:

  • Wood
  • Water
  • Metal
  • Earth and.
  • Fire

I am a “Wood Rat”.

Which Chinese Astrological animal are you? Have you had pet rats, like myself?


2 thoughts on “Rats get such a bad wrap…

  1. Rats are adorable, but they do get a bad wrap. I’ve never had a pet rat because my mother was afraid of rodents when I was growing up and as an adult, I have a cat now, so I feel like my cat would either bother or eat a rat if I had one as a pet.

    I’m actually a tiger! I didn’t know that until googling it.

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