Jolie Gave Up Stressed-Out Rat

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Hollywood babe ANGELINA JOLIE gave up her pet rat HARRY for adoption because she could no longer deal with the rodent's stress problems.

The TOMB RAIDER actress smuggled the rat into Canada with her while she was filming LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT in 2001, but was forced to get rid of her pet when it ate the curtains in her hotel room.

She recalls, "He went insane. When anybody eats a curtain, that's a clear sign there's a problem.

"I took him to doctors and they said he was suffering from stress. They said I wasn't paying enough attention to him.

"I didn't have the patience to sort out a rat's therapy, so he was adopted."

17/07/2003 17:27


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Well Im truly shocked at the ignorance in this story!! The rat was just being a rat! All rodents chew/knaw, it's natural for them, not stress related. It would of been alot better to of gotton him a friend as rats are social animals and more than 1 should be kept to keep each other company. I also think taking him to a proper vet would of been better as the one went to is no good not knowing its natural for a rat to chew and saying its stressed. I have 12 rats and they all nibble and chew but certainly arent stressed or have mental problems.I find the whole thing upsetting and disturbing, esp when people just buy pets without researching them 1st.
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