Get over it! :)
This is SO true… I work in an GP’s office, and I seriously cannot read the doctors handwriting 9 out of 10 times..
Rats are far more intelligent creatures than people give them credit for.
In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.
The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips, the free rat would usually save at least one treat for the captive — which is a lot to expect of a rat.
The researchers came to the unavoidable conclusion that what they were seeing was empathy — and apparently selfless behavior driven by that mental state.
This is why rats are some of the best creatures on the planet.
I just loved seeing and reading this. Because over the past two and a half years I indeed learned that my rats were very loyal to each other and me. And some of them were partners in crime, going so far that they’d actually work together to get their cage open. Was so strage to see! I will always love those little creatures. They are my perfect animals.
Source: Washington Post