Rat Behavior

When handled gently, domesticated rats are clean, docile, cuddly and easily trained. They make good pets! Rats also are intelligent and social animals. They love to interact with people and enjoy an occasional ride on your shoulder. Rats can be taught other tricks, too. Rats are natural diggers, and it is very common for them to burrow in their surroundings. For this reason, you should provide hay or other nesting materials to stimulate your pet mentally.