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Post by Simba on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:11 am

Rats have empathy- they'll work to free a rat trapped in a box, when they can hear the trapped one calling. Some of 'em will even do it before eating, even though it means they'll have to share the food. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animals-and-us/201112/the-animal-research-paradox

Probably pretty basic stuff to you guys, but I thought it was very interesting.

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Post by Zoundz on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:32 am

Most pet rat owners could have told the scientists this years ago - but having said that, I thought it was a fascinating article, read it when it came out and thought it was brilliant! Grin Some good press for how fab rats are <3


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