A news website produced by students of A.P. Giannini Middle School
By Zoey Billings
One of the most smartest animals, and surprisingly the most clean animals, are rats. Most people don’t like them, but why? How are they good pets? Are they good for kids and families? Many people ask these questions only because they are fascinated by these animals.
Most people hate rats because they think of them as dirty rats off the street. When they are pets it’s not like that. Well, only if you take good care of them. Many people don’t know, but rats are as smart as dogs. They can be trained and studies have shown that rats have lots of empathy for each other.
Rats are great pets because they are super clean; they don’t like getting dirty. They make really good bonds with their owners, so if you give them love they will love you back. Rats don’t require as much space as a dog or a cat. They also can be left alone for a whole day and be fine, as long as they have food or water.
Kids love things that they can touch, and rats are perfect for that because the child can learn to take care of animals and also learn to love them. They are easy to take care of so their parents don’t have to worry about that problem that most people worry about. Rats don’t take up very much space, so if you live in a small apartment then you also don’t have to worry.
Rats are super good pets for people with special needs. They need company, and rats are perfect for that. Pets make people with autism bring down their stress level and make people happier.
Rats are just really great pets, even though people really think they are dirty and in the streets. Now you hopefully have a better mindset about the pet rats, and how clean and easy they are to take care of, and that they are great for families and people with special needs. Rats are perfect for everyone, SO GET RATS NOW!!
The Giannini Beacon Gazette is a news site created by the Journalism Club students of A.P. Giannini Middle School and sponsored by Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC).