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January 7, 2007

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Bella, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bella
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Hairless Rat
Home: New York City, New York, USA
   Bella, like most pet rats, is a very social being. She is very affectionate and prefers being out of her habitat and in the company of humans. Bella will give you little kisses on your nose if you give her a 'raspberry' kiss (blow gently on her skin). Bella enjoys snack time and enjoys a variety of fresh foods.

    Bella is the always the first rat to greet us at the door when we visit our rat habitats. She lives with her sister, Foebe. Foebe has fur and sometimes we wonder what Bella thinks about that ... or what Foebe thinks about Bella not having any!

    We adopted Bella and her sister from a loving family who could no longer keep her. She was already well handled when we got her and very comfortable with humans. She enjoys spending time on the couch with us while we watch TV. She also likes to play hide-and-go-seek under the blankets and covers of a bed. It is important that she have plenty of free roam time around the humans. Bella enjoys "fishing for peas" - a "sport" popular with many rats. Fishing peas entails a bowl of water with fresh or frozen peas floating in it. Bella enjoys "fishing them out" with her little hands and splashing around in the water. Bella can be a little bit bossy with the other rats as she is a real attention-grabber. She likes the spotlight.

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