Yes its crazy me again, adding more animals to my zoo!
Ok so what happened is...Snowy and Sweat Pea (devil dwarf hamsters) went to live with my sis for awhile (the one with the hairless cat). Some of her mice passed away recently and she is wonderful at taming animals, so we decided to let her take Snowy and Sweet Pea for company and to tame them a little. She takes care of her animals like they are her children so no one needs to worry about them.
So today I am supposed to be resting (still sick) but we went to the Pet Nutrition Center to get the kitties their canned food. They have animals at the store too, and I always visit the rabbits. They have very sweet ones there. Anyway, when I was visiting my usual rabbit friend, the cutest female rat was hanging out of the top cage (they leave the doors open) and totally climbed onto my jacket. She was the sweetest thing and let me carry her around, calm as can be.
Well, the way that I am is that if I have an animal in my hands for over 5 seconds, I get attached to it. Mike was there and I gave him "puppy dog eyes," plus I didn't have to do much because he really liked her too. So anyway, she came home with us and is now getting settled in. She is just the sweetest thing!
I have never had a rat before so does anyone have any pointers? I have a general knowlege of rats but I've always had hamsters. Of course I will do some research today. Right now she is in a 20 gallon tank with aspen shavings. We made a house for her out of a small box but she hasn't gone in it. I think she would probably like a wire cage better, what do you guys think? Oh and names. I need names! She is black and white. I'll be sure to post pics.