The Special Biology of Rats
Debbie Ducommun is a CSU, Chico alumna who became known as “The Rat Lady” when she worked for 10 years in the Psychology Department lab, taking care of the rats. She maintains a Facebook page, “Rat Fan Club,” that has 10,000 members, as well as a non-profit organization (RATS-Rat Assistance and Teaching Society) that educates pet stores and people in the pet care industry about better treatment of rats. Ms. Ducommun has written three books about rat care, has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” and was a consultant for the movie “Ratatouille.” In this presentation, she shares information about rat anatomy and behavior, with a focus on the Norway rat.
Recorded: September 19, 2014