December 3, 2022

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The Domestication of the Roof Rat

There is a new form of pet rat: here’s how it occurred

Until eventually just lately, almost all pet rats have been Norway Rats (Rattus Norvegicus.) Also regarded as “Fancy Rats”, these had been offered in pet outlets, bred by breeders and even applied in investigation. The domestication of these fosserial (burrowing) animals was a intriguing and considerably stunning story: Nationwide Rat Fancy Culture: The Domestication of the Rat.

The blood sport of rat-baiting was an antecedent for the practice of keeping rats as pets.

The blood activity of rat-baiting was an antecedent for retaining Norway rats as pets.

Norway Rats are not the only type of “true rat species”, but for lots of a long time they had been the only 1 that you could get as a tame, domesticated pet. The other widespread rat species, arboreal Roof Rats (Rattus rattus or Black Rats), are usually found close to people today, but have been not currently being bred as pets. A rescued or captured Roof Rat might study to be tame, but their offspring would not inherit that tameness. They have been not genetically tame. We altered that.

We are attempting to selectively breed them for tameness, to make a line of genetically tame Roof Rats. Folks can adopt these rats from us totally free of charge of cost and breed or preserve as animals. Curious how we did it? Examine the tale!

The origin of a new pet rat species: How and why we bred Domesticated Pet Roof Rats (Rattus rattus.)

Roofy when she was a tiny, rescued baby Roof Rat

Roofy the Roof Rat when she was a child. She commenced it all

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Would you like to have a pet roof rat? You can! Adoptions are cost-free for liable pet owners. Simply click in this article to reserve pet rats for no cost.  And be a part of the Pet Roof Rat Facebook Group.

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And, really don’t forget to buy our Handmade Rat Pouches and Hammocks, so your infants will really feel cozy and protected in their new residences!

rat in a pouch
I enjoy my pouch soo considerably!