Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Rats Love Hide and Seek: Scientists Prove What We Already Knew
Above: Great rats thinks alike -- yesterday both rats at different times thought hiding in a tissue box would be most excellent.
Rats enjoy the game of hide and seek. Any rat owner can tell you this. When you let them out of the cage for free play, there is often an exploratory burst of energy, and then a settling in at the new hiding spot.
Scientists researched this behavior and concluded that for the rats this is a game with specific rules associated with it. Check out the story here.
This is yet further verification of what we already knew, that rats are highly intelligent, social animals that delight in play.