Awesome, Amazing Rat Tricks

Watch Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jo_EG7XqZQ

A short video showcasing a handful of incredible rat tricks performed by my five talented rats:

Suki (Brown Agouti Berkshire Dumbo Rat)
Famous (Pink-Eyed Himalayan Top-Eared Rat)
Raven (Black Variegated Berkshire Dumbo Rat)
Shadow (Black Mismarked Irish Top-Eared Rat)
Paris (Russian Blue Berkshire Dumbo Rat)

All tricks are taught with positive reinforcement and clicker training.

Most of the tricks in this video are performed by Suki, Famous, Raven, and Shadow, since Paris had undergone surgery during the time this video was filmed. You can read about her surgery on my blog:
http://nanabordercollie.blogspot.com/2013/08/prayers-for-paris.html

I have included footage of a few of her tricks that were filmed prior to her surgery, however she has many other impressive tricks up her sleeve that I haven’t yet filmed. Stay tuned for another upcoming video that will include more of Paris’ (and the other rats’) amazing tricks!

I hope you all enjoy. 🙂
– NanaBorderCollie

My rats are available for print ads, commercials, film, and other media work. If you are interested in using one or more of them for your project, please contact us: http://www.useyourclicker.com/contact-us.html

Credit to talented rat trainer, Abby Roeser, for a couple of the trick ideas:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevUK7507j29PkS90l6jcUw

Music by Josh Woodward:
http://www.joshwoodward.com/

Their official website: http://www.useyourclicker.com/
Their official blog: http://nanabordercollie.blogspot.com/
Their official Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nanabordercollie/
Their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amazing-Animal-Tricks/617175718326361

Note to viewers: The cage shown briefly in this video is not their cage. They reside in a huge multi-level mansion, though I have them out much of the time.

Additional note: My rats are trained animal actors for media work and so it is crucial that they are able to perform outside and in foreign environments. As a professional wildlife educator and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, I am well aware of the various wildlife species that inhabit the area. Fortunately, rat-feeding birds (esp. raptors/birds of prey) are very scarce due to my area being an extremely poor food source; of course I still exercise caution and remain vigilant nonetheless. Never once have I witnessed any animal species, birds of prey or other, watching my rats or even being present when they are out.
I would never, ever do anything that could potentially endanger my animals. They are priceless, dearly loved family members and their safety is of paramount importance.

I LOVE my ratties! 🙂

50 Comments

  1. Janelle Mauldin on November 19, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Beyond awesome creatures God has made this smart and you have a God given heart 2 be kind and teach them wow and wow

  2. Julia Dax on November 19, 2021 at 7:08 am

    Oh my god, I had a rat named Shadow who looked exactly the same!

  3. Mimi Amo on November 19, 2021 at 7:09 am

    this is crazy!! lol just like doggies

  4. maša cvetković on November 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    HOW :0 ? THAT’S AMAZINGGG

  5. Don Brogan on November 19, 2021 at 7:12 am

    That’s frigging awesome taking the rat out and then calling them. Rats are great. I have 2 new boys I’m still trying to bond with. Great video.

  6. Kermit Sweet Tea on November 19, 2021 at 7:12 am

    Whoa! I didn’t know that rats could jump that high or that far. These rats are ready for the Olympics.

  7. Z0mbi3Peach on November 19, 2021 at 7:12 am

    This just melted my soul!

  8. Phoebe Layton on November 19, 2021 at 7:14 am

    I love them….and you. You are gorgeous. Not for a moment I am thinking of animal abuse. One can tell when you see the animals. I have animals myself and I am an animal lover. Love your films. Thank you very much. All the best to you and your wonderful animal family.

  9. Proplayer Gamer on November 19, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Wow! That’s awesome 👌🏻👍🏼

  10. Mason Meccia on November 19, 2021 at 7:15 am

    wow. i was going through some hard times. this video saved my life. thank you

  11. I♡Bonnie Bunny on November 19, 2021 at 7:18 am

    I love their little hops

  12. Linda Decker on November 19, 2021 at 7:19 am

    OMG this is the best thing I’ve ever seen

  13. The Hamster Musketeers on November 19, 2021 at 7:19 am

    This is absolutely amazing! How did you teach them to do all of those things?! ☺️

  14. hauntedshow on November 19, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Hey nana! I love your rat videos! Famous is probably my favorite rat.

  15. Sarah Calimbo on November 19, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Please teach my rats how to do tricks ahaha, I don’t have the patience to teach them

  16. o yea mr krabs on November 19, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Cutest vid ever

  17. The best channel ever on November 19, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Awesome video! It’s cool that they trust you so much!

  18. Tristan Fox on November 19, 2021 at 7:24 am

    And to think four of the five rats in this video have passed

  19. Conner Ingram Black on November 19, 2021 at 7:24 am

    I love rats! I just couldn’t keep them as pets, their lives are too short:(

  20. Make Me Fly on November 19, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Those rats are doing agility! THAT’S AMAZING!

  21. Bleddyn's Studio on November 19, 2021 at 7:24 am

    It’s such a shame that rats have earned a really bad rep over time. Videos like this can show the world how wonderful and intelligent these rodents really are!

  22. LimeGamer69 on November 19, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Awww I don’t get it how some people think rats are disgusting! There cute and adorable

  23. mars on November 19, 2021 at 7:26 am

    The rats giving the ball back to you was the cutest thing ive ever seen!

  24. bryan Brown on November 19, 2021 at 7:29 am

    This makes me miss my rats… brownie and trixie *sniff*

  25. boo on November 19, 2021 at 7:29 am

    This was so utterly fun to watch, and I hope one day I could train Gir and Zim, my new 6 week old baby rats that I got yesterday, to do some of these wonderful tricks! Not only is it good for the critters, but it can also be good for their owners, as it requires you to spend time with your fur babes. I can tell how much you love them, which is great. I absolutely love this, keep up the great work.

  26. reizalll on November 19, 2021 at 7:31 am

    o.o I cant
    My heart it-
    It needs to stay intact…

  27. Tracii on November 19, 2021 at 7:35 am

    At a wedding "The Rings please!" *rats bring rings and put on wedding rings for the husband and wife. "Now I pronouce you" *rat holds up sign that says Husband and Wife* That Would Be Epic

  28. Mirte Douwes on November 19, 2021 at 7:36 am

    MAD SKILLS!! love it

  29. Ruby G on November 19, 2021 at 7:37 am

    This is so cute! I knew rats were smart but I didn’t know they could do so many tricks.

  30. Rhiannn :3 on November 19, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Rats are great pets, rather like mini dogs! There are two kinds of people; People who love rats, and people who don’t know quite enough about them, those of you going on about how disgusting and dirty rats are… you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.

  31. Usama Mabrouk on November 19, 2021 at 7:38 am

    THIS IS SO COOL

  32. magnibronzi on November 19, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Guys, rats aren’t gross. They are the most smart out of all small rodents. They are also very social, and love playtime! They are very sweet, smart rodents! They are not monsters, please understand!

  33. Dasmien R on November 19, 2021 at 7:40 am

    wow smart rats wonder how she taught them all that

  34. 愛Milky on November 19, 2021 at 7:41 am

    I WANT ;-;

  35. Jelly on November 19, 2021 at 7:41 am

    I bet Famous is very Famouse among the rat community 😉

  36. sunshineladyxxx on November 19, 2021 at 7:42 am

    OMG This is sooo great! I did not know that rats are so beautiful and intelligent animals, more intelligent than my dog!! I have always had dogs and horses, but this is another level…really great job!

  37. Julia Snider - parks on November 19, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Omg that’s so awesome!!! I never knew rats were so smart ! I’m thinking of getting 2 here soon ! 💜🐀❤️🐀👍😀

  38. TopHat Maniacs 2nd Channel on November 19, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Am I the only one who died of cuteness?

  39. A. Tahboub on November 19, 2021 at 7:47 am

    you are amazing you should writea book

  40. Charlie Moran on November 19, 2021 at 7:50 am

    this is one of the most amazing videos i have ever seen

  41. Adison on November 19, 2021 at 7:50 am

    I’m trying real hard for my dad to get two rats. I did a lot of research on them and I am a good kid so I hope he will get me one. He thinks they are nasty but however much I tell him they aren’t he doesn’t believe me 🙁

  42. Rosalina Green on November 19, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Legit the cutest thing I’ve ever seen😍

  43. Allthingsconsidered on November 19, 2021 at 7:51 am

    WOW! So enjoyed watching your rats! Can not imagine anyone leaving bad comments here…what a great job you did in training these cute rats, thanks for sharing!

  44. Libbie Fleming on November 19, 2021 at 7:52 am

    I wish my rats would do tricks like this 😂

  45. Slick widdit on November 19, 2021 at 7:52 am

    your rats are amazing

  46. Wanapelei Karanna on November 19, 2021 at 7:52 am

    So happy and healthy! 💗

  47. 👽 on November 19, 2021 at 7:56 am

    AWWWWW

  48. Cla Lyrics on November 19, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Aww, so cute and talented! I love rodents 🙂

  49. Flux Fox on November 19, 2021 at 7:59 am

    OMG this is soo nice^^ and when she raised the flag XD

  50. Jordan Ross on November 19, 2021 at 7:59 am

    THEIR JUMPS ARE SO CUTE I CANNOT

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