||16 months old|
||Black Berkshire Fancy Rat|
is the most handsome of my four rats boys. He has particularly
beautiful black eyes. He also has a very gentle personality and is
the softest of the Rat Palace inhabitants. He's definitely bottom of
the social pecking-order!
When I first got Max, he was very highly strung and would zoom all
round my living-room, never staying still for more than two seconds.
The second day I had him, he escaped from the living-room as I was
about the leave for work and disappeared behind the bath. I was
terrified that he'd go under the floorboards but I managed to get him
back out before losing him for ever. Soon after, he went out onto the
window-sill to rummage in my window boxes - I live on the second
floor! Then he singed the whiskers on the left side of his face by
jumping out of my friend's hand and running into a candle.
He matured and overcame his wild youth when he met a lovely lady rat
called Ethelyn. She bore him eleven rat-children, one of whom is
George who now lives with his Dad in the Rat Palace. All my boys are
very special but Max is so handsome and well behaved that he is my
I've always liked rodents and used to keep mice when I was younger.
Rats are more lively, intelligent and sociable than any other rodent
so I thought they'd make good pets when I moved into a flat and
couldn't really have a cat or a dog. And they do make great pets.
If you'd like to meet Max and his friends Alfie, Max, Eric and
George, come to the
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