Have you ever wondered if rats like to be tickled?

Well, if you were one of the few people who was dying know the answer to that question, we can now provide you with an answer, thanks to a group of scientists at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

So, do rats like to be tickled? The short answer is yes.

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The researchers found that when rats were tickled on the back, they produced a high pitched sound that showed approval of the tickling sensation.

The rats also turned toward the hand that was tickling instead of running away, and after a short period of time, the rats would actually chase the hand, thinking it was a playmate.

There you have it. If you ever happen upon a rat and want to make it happy or be its playmate, just tickle its back, and it will be your BFF.

Elizabeth Vale is a contributor for Rare.
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