About Oliver

About Oliver

Oliver in a basket

Oliver is a male Russian Blue Wheaten Burmese Dumbo Fancy Rat, a.k.a., a domesticated rat with grayish coloring and big ol' ears! He was born April 2016 in South Carolina and has a brother named Jasper

Oliver in a towel

Oliver really loves his work and is the chillest rat you will ever meet. Head rubs, watermelon, corn, and the very rare mini cupcake are all wonderful in his (tiny) book. 


Oliver and I have been a registered therapy team with Pet Partners and Compassionate Paws since February 2017 and have mostly been to colleges and public events. During our visits, we love to educate others about rats and challenge the stigma that surrounds them.

Oliver the Therapy Rat

We lost Oliver as well as his brother Jasper in March of 2018 due to presumed organ failure and old age. His legacy lives on as we train another rat for therapy work.

Learn more about therapy rats!

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