The Ancient Origins of Pet Rats

Santa Barbara Independent | December 7, 2009
Only becoming popular as pets over the last century, rats have actually lived with humans for thousands of years. While historically rats were viewed as disease-ridden, it was black rats that were involved in spreading bubonic plague; modern pet rats normally pose no health risk to their owners.

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