What is a fancy rat?

The fancy rat is the most common breed of domesticated or pet rat (Rattus norvegicus). The name fancy rat derives from the idea of animal fancy (the promotion of domesticated animals) or the phrase "to fancy" (meaning to like or appreciate). Fancy rats are commonly sold as pets in stores and by breeders.

Subsequently, one may also ask, can rats love you?

Both mice and rats are also highly social animals. Rats love seeing kind people and will often bounce around waiting to be noticed and picked up. Rats can bond with their human companions to the point that if they are suddenly given away to someone else or forgotten, they can pine away—and even die.

Can rats feel emotion?

Rats are capable of feeling regret about their own actions, an emotion that has never previously been found in any other mammals apart from humans. The key was letting the rats choose." The study, published in “Nature Neuroscience”, questions claims that regret is a uniquely human emotion.

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