- A home for rats and other benevolent creatures


In the Hindu religion, rats represent foresight and prudence, and white ones are very lucky. Mooshika is the name of the steed that Ganesh - god of new beginnings and of fire, knowledge, wisdom, literature and worldly success - rides upon. The steed, of course, is the intelligent and gentle rat. "Mooshika" means "little hoarder."


For a humane but clear-eyed and comprehensive look at the rat, go here.

Thought we don't agree with the views, for another perspective of how rats are pests like cockroaches are, go here.


Read this important note:

Feeding live animals to another animal is NOT natural and healthy, but a serious act of cruelty. There are many humane alternatives that veterinarians recommend. You can substitute humanely pre-killed, frozen (not frozen-to-death, as some pet stores do) prey - but I do not love this idea because it is still a waste of a life, when there are other meat by-products such as poultry necks or packaged diets. A supply of meal worms, eggs in the shell, and other supplemented alternatives is just as available as live mice and rats. Avail people of this information!