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Pet talk - April 15, 2013
Bringing home your first rodent
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While many may not find a rodent as a first choice for a pet, with some insight and guidance you may be more receptive to the idea of a small hamster or rat becoming a suitable pet for your family. “Rats are probably the most social and interactive of the small rodents,” said Dr. Sharman Hoppes, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. “Rats are gentle, seldom bite, and are active during the day and are fairly easy to take care of.