Larry the Rat

Pet rats, or fancy rats, have an interesting history. Many breeders believe that rats were first widely domesticated by the rat-catchers of the 19th Century. It is believed these people, who were paid by town governments to trap rats, started breeding rats to keep themselves in business, only then discovering how intelligent and loyal these pets could be. Rats have starred or appeared in over 400 films and close to one hundred television series.

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  • Likes to Eat: everything
  • Age: 1
  • Did You Know?: Rats can't be sick or play the guitar