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The rat seems like such a simple animal. They just
scurry around getting into everything and making a
real mess of your home. Plus, they mate like crazy
so that a few become hundreds in no time at all.
It is absolutely ridiculous!
They seem like such primitive little creatures,
but they may be a whole lot more sophisticated
than you think. If you didn’t already know this,
rats are one of the most commonly used animals for
research because their brain chemistry is so much
like that of human beings.
What this means is that these animals are a lot
more sophisticated than you may have thought.
Their brains are able to help them to process a
lot of things, and this is what helps them to be
able to do so many different things, including
If you have not been around rats before, you
should know that they communicate much like most
other animals do. They make a series of audible
noises, just like a dog, cat, monkey, or even a
This may make you wonder what kinds of noises a
rat makes. Maybe you wonder do they make chirping
noises like some other animals do?
Those are interesting questions, but to answer
them it is important not to get hung up on
terminology. When most people think of a chirping
noise, they immediately associate that with a
bird. The truth is that chirp is really nothing
more than a high-pitched noise that an animal or
insect makes. With that definition in mind, the
answer to this is most definitely yes!
There are three primary kinds of sounds that a rat
can make. The hiss is used much in the same way
that a cat does. When the rat is angry and
attempting to display its displeasure, usually at
an enemy, it will do so by making a hissing sound.
The squealing that a rat makes is done to warn and
when it is afraid. This is similar to the sound
that a pig makes when it is in a similar
situation. These animals will squeal and so do the
rats, but not as long as the pigs do.
That leaves the chattering noise that they make.
This sound comes across in many ways, and is very
much like a chirping noise. The purpose of it is
communication, but can take on many forms. That
is, the chirping can convey many different kinds
The most significant of these is that they are
looking to mate. The sounds can let a potential
partner know the mating and copulation are on the
table and to prepare.
You should also understand that rats live in large
groups with one another, so communication is
important for them to be able to “talk” about
things that help to make the group run better.
They are sophisticated enough to have some kinds
of conversation about how to go about making the
group run more orderly, and this is conveying
through these chirping sounds. For more
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