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Pet Rats Will Make Kids Happier Than Cats or Dogs

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Have you ever thought about getting a pet rat? It might sound kind of strange at first, but the science behind these little rodents might change your mind.

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Most of us get creeped out when we think about the little rodents that run through our alleys and eat our trash. But a study shows that kids are actually happier with pet rats than they are with dogs or cats. Rats are cheap, smart, and easy to take care of. The study was conducted over the course of 8 years in 113 countries with over 16,000 people. Kids between the ages of 10-17 preferred rats over other pets.

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As people age, their preference for rats decreases and they start to fancy dogs and cats. And, for the record, the pets people care for the LEAST are geese and scorpions. So, maybe think twice if you’re in the market for one of those…

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