||One year old|
||Byron, Minnesota, USA|
Bojangles was originally a lab rat who learned to run through an
obstacle course in a zoology class. What a smart rat!! He learned how
to run down a corridor, squeeze through a hole, tip a teeter-totter
down, jump over a water trap, thread his way through a maze, climb up a
ladder, and choose the correct door out of three doors. In the end, he
could do all of this in less than a minute! After teaching Mr.
Bojangles, I take offense any time I hear about rats not being
intelligent. They are the most intelligent out of any of the rodents
commonly sold as pets! Mr. Bojangles loves to ride around the house on
everyone's shoulder, with his tail wrapped around their neck for
balance. If something scares him, he hides under that person's hair and
peeks out. After being a lab rat for awhile, Mr. Bojangles was lucky
enough to retire to duty as a stud rat. He has a wonderful ratty-wife,
and they've had a lot of babies together.