Adopt-A-Rat 2022 (they are friendly, social and very intelligent)

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Consider giving these docile rats a good home

It’s time to Adopt-A-Rat. The UW-Green Bay Anatomy and Physiology students have been working with laboratory rats over the course of the year, and have 16 females up for adoption that have been raised since they were a few weeks old. One group is seven-months old, and the other is 19-months old. This strain of rat makes wonderful pets; they are docile (will not bite), friendly, social, and very intelligent. They are not the albino laboratory rats you may be familiar with, but have black and white markings and are quite cute (like mini Holstein cows, see picture). They make much better pets than either hamsters or gerbils due to their docile nature. The only drawback is that they only have a lifespan of about 2-3 years. We hope to give our “retirees” wonderful homes after their service to science. If you are interested in providing a good home to a pair (or more) of rats, please contact Prof. Rick Hein, or 920-683-4730. Rats will be available for pickup starting on Friday, May 6, 2022. Adoptions will be on a first-come, first-adopt basis. Please also feel free to forward this message feely to anyone you think might be interested in providing a good home. The students and rats thank you! Rick Dr. Richard G. Hein Professor of Biology, Natural and Applied Science, UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus.

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