What sweeties! I love that picture of Apollo in front of the spoon..looks like he is smiling! James, there were several posts with answers to your questions about rats and mice. Don't know if you have seen those yet? Rats are sooo sweet and affectionate. You would be blown away how quickly they can steal your heart. They LOVE to be loved by their people and they give so much love back. But they do need to get lots of free play outside of their housing on a daily basis...you cannot just leave them in their housing and not take them out. They crave outside time and exercise and love with you. I used to take my two boy rats out several times a day for free play time on top of our bed or on the couch and they would run around, stretch their legs and play.