In fact, pet rats can learn just about any trick that a dog can learn. They can also be trained the same way you train a dog. Many people train their pet rats by using a clicker. Although, I have heard that the clicker noises can be kind of loud for a rat so I also see many people make the clicking noise with their tongue instead.
|Is that a treat on top of that box?|
I was always inspired to teach Nibblet a trick, but it was always hard to find a quiet time for us to train together without any distractions. She was very smart though and would come when called.
I've watched many rat training and rat trick videos on YouTube but yesterday I think I found my new all time favorite rat trick video. The video stars 5 pet rats who are just absolutely amazing! I don't know how many tricks are featured in this short video, but it's well over a dozen.
Some of the tricks include tight rope walking, rolling over, fetch, and raising a flag. I invite you to watch the video below and prepare to be amazed!
Pretty awesome, huh? Not to mention absolutely adorable! And on top of being able to learn all of these amazing tricks, pet rats can also be potty trained. I never formally potty trained my pet rat, but she never pooped outside of her cage.
What amazing tricks does your pet know? Tell us about them in the comments!