Tiny rat brains show tremendous capability

Coin in a cup is one of several tricks these rats can perform (Courtesy: NanaBorderCollie YouTube)
Coin in a cup is one of several tricks these rats can perform (Courtesy: NanaBorderCollie YouTube)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A handful of rats are some of the Animal Kingdom’s biggest stars online, performing some amazing tricks without a problem.

In the short video, five talented rats can jump through hoops, pick up a coin and place it in a cup, run through an obstacle course, play fetch, and even respond to their owners when called.

All the tricks are taught with positive reinforcement and clicker training, according to the NanaBorderCollie YouTube video.

 

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