Thanks for the compliments to my babies. =D I love my little boys. I have a cousin who apparently used to keep one alone in the garage and never handle it. The poor thing must have been out of its mind with misery, loneliness and boredom. :( Which is such a shame, because they do make the very best of pets. :) Not that I'm biased.
You're super welcome. I love your rat picture, very cute. I don't know that they'd ever be the pets for me, but they seem like awesome pets for those who I know with them. It's good you keep them in pairs. I saw the saddest rat alone at a distant family members house one time, nothing I could do though.