Awesome, Amazing Rat Tricks

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A short video showcasing a handful of incredible rat tricks performed by my five talented rats:

Suki (Brown Agouti Berkshire Dumbo Rat)
Famous (Pink-Eyed Himalayan Top-Eared Rat)
Raven (Black Variegated Berkshire Dumbo Rat)
Shadow (Black Mismarked Irish Top-Eared Rat)
Paris (Russian Blue Berkshire Dumbo Rat)

All tricks are taught with positive reinforcement and clicker training.

Most of the tricks in this video are performed by Suki, Famous, Raven, and Shadow, since Paris had undergone surgery during the time this video was filmed. You can read about her surgery on my blog:

I have included footage of a few of her tricks that were filmed prior to her surgery, however she has many other impressive tricks up her sleeve that I haven’t yet filmed. Stay tuned for another upcoming video that will include more of Paris’ (and the other rats’) amazing tricks!

I hope you all enjoy. 🙂
– NanaBorderCollie

My rats are available for print ads, commercials, film, and other media work. If you are interested in using one or more of them for your project, please contact us:

Credit to talented rat trainer, Abby Roeser, for a couple of the trick ideas:

Music by Josh Woodward:

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Note to viewers: The cage shown briefly in this video is not their cage. They reside in a huge multi-level mansion, though I have them out much of the time.

Additional note: My rats are trained animal actors for media work and so it is crucial that they are able to perform outside and in foreign environments. As a wildlife enthusiast and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, I am well aware of the various wildlife species that inhabit the area. Fortunately, rat-feeding birds (esp. raptors/birds of prey) are very scarce due to my area being an extremely poor food source; of course I still exercise caution and remain vigilant nonetheless. Never once have I witnessed any animal species, birds of prey or other, watching my rats or even being present when they are out.
I would never, ever do anything that could potentially endanger my animals. They are priceless, dearly loved family members and their safety is of paramount importance.

I LOVE my ratties! 🙂