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February 21, 2005

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Pepper, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pepper
Age: Six months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Fancy Rat
Home: Tennessee, USA
   Pepper is my first rat. I have some cats and a dog, but Pepper is my favorite. I used to have two mice, but rats have a whole lot more personality than most other rodents.

    Pepper loves to ride on shoulders and he licks instead of biting. He eats rat diet, peanuts, sunflower seeds, Jell-O, and pudding. He also enjoys it when I sing to him. He has this little mission of keeping me happy, the little sweetheart. I think of him as my baby. If you don't have a rat already, get one! They are wonderful with little kids from any age if they are responsible enough to care for them. I just turned ten, and Pepper's helped me through the end of 4th grade into the beginning of 5th grade. They get up to about a pound in weight, and they aren't as fragile as mice. And Pepper is just great!

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