The Lab Rat : A Natural History

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    SQ

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    I am posting this interesting film, in case you have not seen it.

    It is important to remember that although these rats are outside, they have NOT been released into the wild,
    they are in a semi-controlled environment, a very large "cage" - a "8-foot wooden walls lined with steel to contain the rats, and a wire top ceiling to keep out the birds, tomcats, and strange wild rats", and they are being fed and cared for by humans
    and because of the way they are living, their life spans will be much shorter then pet rats who are properly cared
    I decided to link to joinrats.com because the site provides info you would not get if you just watched the film.

    This film does not mean it is ok to release rats into the wild, because it is not ok.
    Domesticated rats have had most of their wild instincts bred out of them - for example most of their startle instincts have been bred out of them.
    Neither domesticated rats nor orphaned wild rats can ever be released into the wild.

    See https://www.joinrats.com/RatBehaviors/BehaviorsReleased/

     
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    and here is the entire film http://ratlife.org/
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