Give them their own Christmas pressies to unwrap - they love it!
Rats enjoy whole fresh sprats, but be careful they don't stash them - it get's stinky.
All that's left after giving them a Christmas turkey carcass.
A few years ago, two of my rats, Toffee and Pip, appeared on ITV1's children's show, Feel the Fear with Holly Willoughby.
She assisted my vet in surgical procedures to remove tumours from each of them.
Click below to watch the segment with Toffee and Pip
© 2008 B Reeve