Pet rats have been around for centuries, and there's so many reasons as to why they're soaring in popularity as pets today! They are smart, sweet, funny, charismatic, charming, and trainable! If you were to meet just ONE cool pet rat, you'll for sure want one yourself. These animals have been taught to detect landmines, they have complex personalities, and are even capable of giving AND reading facial expressions! Would you also believe that rats can recognize and imitate patterns?
The strange but also sweet face of the axolotl is swimming into more homes. This critter is a type of salamander native to Mexico. Axolotls prefer to have a large, cool tank with a gravel bottom all to themselves. If owners are attentive to their pet's water quality and diet, these animals can live 10–15 years. It helps that they have amazing regenerative abilities. Axolotls are able to heal rapidly and even regrow limbs.