Rats are the latest pet craze in New York City.

In New York City it’s good to be a rat, where rats are the latest hot trend in pets. New Yorkers even held a rat fashion show this past weekend.  The pet rats wore couture gowns and tuxes many humans would love to wear – in their sizes, of course.  (pics and video)


Not at all new to the rat race, 425 New Yorkers even formed a rat meetup group. And this past weekend, The Fancy Rat Convention held its first rat runway show with rat models in designer Ada Nieve’s fancy handmade rat clothing. On the ratwalk was Rat Lily modeling the latest bridal dress (June is here now!).


There were even designer rat cages with rat hammocks and toys…


Ada Nieve’s couture was a big hit, of course. The well known dog fashion designer talks here about the special fashion needs of the rat.


Rats are very smart and can be easily trained – just ask your local medical researcher. But then, you have to stop and think….

These pet rats come from breeders, not from the streets of New York where rodenticide is a top priority of the city. Yes, I understand the rationales for both, but they just don’t seem to add up.


Via Inventor Spot