"... because I lay here and he scritches me." Thus says Smokey Rat in the arms of his human, Jared Hart.
Relaxed pet rat, Smokey and Jared. at Rodentfest, Leesport, PA, 5/1/2010. This video shows some awesome pet rat trust training. Smokey enjoys lying on his back in the crook of his human's arm. Smokey is so sweet that he enjoys being held by strangers, too.
Smokey actually talks in this video and Gwen manages to translate for him. Plus, at the end is some rare, technologically sophisticated audio translation of rat vocalizations in the ultrasonic range. (Okay, you have to watch to hear the magic. :)
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