No im not so person that thinks all rats live in a sewer and carry 43 sicknesses and i am the proud owner of 2 rats( that i got today!) but what i was wondering is you know you stroke a cat and pet a dog. How do you do that to a rat? I tryed both today on my new 6 week old rats but did not seem to enjoy it. Mabye its just becausee they don't really know me?