I work in a pet shop and about a month ago we had a rat with a very severe respiratory infection (we didn't think she was going to make it). As a result, her head tilts very far to one side and the vet believes it is permanent. We were going to place her up for adoption to a pet only home, thinking someone would find this trait pretty endearing (it does look awfully cute), but I'm just wondering if this is a good way to live? She seems off balance when she gets picked up, but a friend has a guinea pig who had a head tilt and got used to being handled over time. Just curious as to what the rat experts think her quality of life will be!