The kids all decided that they wanted their own pets this Christmas. I gave in figuring it would be some lesson in responsibility or life and death. So Sydney, what animal do you want? A cat? A guinea pig? A ferret? Nope. I want rats! Rats! So it turns out that rats are actually the smartest small pet. They really bond with their human and can learn tricks and more. Kim did the research and decided this was a good move.
So 2 male rats it is. The brown one and the black one. She gave them Greek god names of Achilles and Odysseus. They are really getting to know their mother. They enjoy hanging out with her and running all around on her.
The rats came home with a lung issue so they have been on medicine. Full service required on these little guys.
So we have even more links in the food chain in our home now.