||Two years old|
||Toney, Alabama, USA|
is one of my pet rats. I have two, the other one is named Buffy.
Mylo turned two years old in July. He was pretty small when this
picture was taken. He is a black and white hooded rat. Mylo is called
a hooded rat because of the color markings that appear as a hood.
There are many different colors of rats now. Some have a beige hood,
or a gray hood and they come in a variety of solid colors as well.
Rats make cute and affordable pets. They are clean and intelligent
pets. Mylo knows his name and comes to it. Most people are put off by
their tails, which have hairs on them. This regulates the rats body
temperature and helps it to balance. After you get over the tail
there is a bundle and abundance of love to be given by these little
guys and gals.
Mylo does know his name. His only trick, which he thinks he fools me
with is taking all of his food out of his dish and hiding it in his
hammock, which is a cutoff jeans legs he sleeps in. I hang it in his
cage with safety pins, which he cannot get to from the inside. After
he hides all the food he comes to the empty dish expecting me to fill
it up for him again. I must admit when he first started the trick he
did fool me. But I got suspicious and checked around his cage and
found his stashed away food.
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