They're darlings! My eldest son (age 19)was after me a couple of months ago about letting him get a couple of mice, but I didn't want him to at the time. Basically, because I knew he'd get them, be entertained by them for approximately four days and then I'd be tending their keep and my dogs and ratties keep me plenty busy, not to mention my 6 year old twin sons.
I'm curious.....are mice any or much different than ratties? I've been amazed at how sociable and loving ratties are....Mine even know their names and all I have to do is walk into the room and they act full of joy......Hmmmmm, wonder why my human children don't do that....hahaa. Just wondering.