I'll have to send this onto my mom and see if she thinks my aunt would allow this. My 8 year old cousin has been BEGGING for rats, and they're in Riverview. If my aunt sees this, she might be A LITTLE more inclined to allow her to get rats instead of a hamster. I'm not for sure, though. I'll ask my friend in Odessa if she's interested, too, but she just got married, so I get the feeling that she'll decline.