Gambian Pouched Rat

Three month old Kofi (Gambian for Friday) the Gambian Pouched Rat, is being trained at Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary near Liskeard, Cornwall, to be a sniffer Rat. His training involves going for walks on his harness & lead 20 mins a day, and 20 mins a day with clicker training, using Avocado in place of the scent of land mines! When he finds the Avocado he will hear the clicker, the food being his reward. They can grow up to around 3 lbs. Info from www.Hero Rats.org 2009
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Gambian Pouched Rat

Gambian Pouched Rat

Three month old Kofi (Gambian for Friday) the Gambian Pouched Rat, is being trained at Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary near Liskeard, Cornwall, to be a sniffer Rat. His training involves going for walks on his harness & lead 20 mins a day, and 20 mins a day with clicker training, using Avocado in place of the scent of land mines! When he finds the Avocado he will hear the clicker, the food being his reward. They can grow up to around 3 lbs. Info from www.Hero Rats.org 2009
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Emily Whitfield-Wicks