Hi all. A friend is considering getting a rat for her kids. A shelter near here has several, one they suggest would probably need to be caged alone, as he is very dominant. She wonders if it would be OK to get just the one? The shelter does not know how he would be around kids. She runs a day care from her home, would she have to house the rat in a different area, due to his usually sleeping during the day? She is concerned that the kids would want to hold and handle the rat a lot. I said I would check here and see what you all thought. If she becomes more serious, she will join the forum here.