Yup, Alberta is a "rat free" province pest wise and the government feels that if we have pets we'll have some sort of rat epidemic or something. It's ridiculous if you ask me. You can be fined $5000 per rat if you are caught having them as pets, and your pets will be destroyed.
This is a wonderful photograph... so wonderful, in fact, that I've featured it in the Photography Weekly - Issue 15. Keep up the great work and I hope the feature brings you some more much-deserved attention.
Im pretty happy with their effort, the old that died of old age was nearly 3 and a half, bloody good innings for a rat! yep I loved every second with them. some people say yuck their just rats, but they dont understand what fantastic and loving creatures that they are
Not on here as yet, got some on my facebook page though. I know what you mean, I got my first ones about 20 yrs ago and my parents freaked out aswell, then within a week dad was loving them but mum was still a bit iffy about them, so I bought her a guinea pig which she treated like a third child!!! she finally took to rats aswell.