I have to agree with the people who are saying what is the difference between feeding a cat, dog, or rat? I have a pet rat and he is the best pet I've ever had. He's affectionate, smart, and a cuddle buddy. I love him more than anything, he's my best friend. Yes, I also keep snakes and feed them rats. It's hard, but that's life. Something has got to die for something else to live, right? Seeing a rat, cat, dog, anything, being fed to a snake breaks my heart. Seeing people eat cows breaks my heart. But that is the circle of life.