I clicker trained my rats to come when called. During the initial intro of the clicker, one smartie grabbed the clicker and took it to her nest as her personal treat dispenser. Every day I gave them free time in the house. All openings under cupboards sealed, doors to bathrooms closed etc. Sometimes they were in the basement when I called and they came running up the stairs, sat on their hind legs to be picked up for a treat. Another one took some treats and disappeared into the couch to make a secret stash. They have brought just as much joy as dogs. Only now, Deja is too prey driven for me to have rats. They are adorable, sweet little mess makers. They are very intelligent. But they live a very short life: mine never got older than 3 years.
I have had many people who hated rats, meet mine and one of these friends got her own pet rats that same week. You can not judge pet rats if you have never interacted with one.
Last edited by wolfy dog; 11-27-2017 at 10:21 PM.