Just to get the child to go to school, sometimes the parents will condone their children to bring a pet. Not a teddy bear or barbie doll.
One day a parent and student show up for school with their pet. A pet rat.
Yes, a large pet rat.
Parading the rat throughout the school, the pet receives plenty of attentions, cuddling, and petting.
This is no ordinary rat that you buy it in a pet store. They found the rat and domesticated it.
Rats are vectors for several diseases and to bring it to school is risky.
Quest for domesticating a pet rat, only in Cuba.