The rat finding is based on 5,150 reviews from people who own or owned a pet when they were 17 years old or younger. The data includes information from 222 rat owners.
RightPet found that kids who owned pets between the ages of 10 and 17, had overall more satisfaction from rats than they did from cats, dogs and other common pets. The fondness for rats decreased as people got older.
Why Do Rats Make Good Pets?
The results of the survey also found that women tend to like cats more than dogs, while dogs have only a slight lead over cats for men. Overall, people prefer larger dogs and dog lovers are more curious and open to new experiences than cat lovers.