Advertisement We live by a stream and so we get a lot of rats in our chicken coop. Well, we killed off about 20 adults all at once and suddenly we had baby rats running all over! Cats from miles around came running to eat them! It was pretty sad... but better than a plague of rats right? My daughters cat brought her a baby rat.. which she promptly fell in love with, tamed, de-loused, dewormed, and vaccinated.. sigh.. I didnt think it was possible to "tame" a wild rat.. but here he is. Bubonic Floyd.. sweetest tempered rat around. This is him now....... this is him as a bonny wee baby.