Woman lets pet rat lick her teeth clean

Woman lets pet rat lick her teeth clean

Most people would never let a rat anywhere near their faces, let alone inside their mouth!

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A video of a pet rat named Colby picking bits of food out of her owner's mouth has left people scratching their heads. Yes, the woman is seen allowing the rodent's entire head into her mouth. It's certainly not for those with sensitive stomachs. 

The woman says this is something she and Colby regularly do together: "Our bond is strong and I trust him. He likes to eat food from my mouth, he will also groom and clean my teeth."

Other rat owners have said they are also familiar with the practice, saying it is the rodent's way of "grooming" its owner. 

Of course, this is not a replacement for regular brushing and flossing. But perhaps, for those whose love for pets has no boundaries, this might be the next big thing. 

Image: New York Post Video

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