Hi I was wondering if any of you rat lovers suffer from any invisible illnesses and if so how does it affect your interaction between you and your rat's. I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Today I am having a flare up. For me when this happens it makes it so difficult to not only clean their cage but have play time. My body hurts so much and I lack energy. I make myself get up and do what I have too. I don't think they need to suffer because I am. I am not looking for sympathy, I was just curious if anyone else goes through this and how they cope. I guess one of the great things is that when the rat's crawl on me they don't have enough weight to cause me pain, unlike my cat's and dog's. I take my little ratties out every day for an hour or more for play time. I don't want to cut it short because I don't feel good, it's just really hard when you feel like you got hit by a Mac truck! I would love to hear from any one else who goes through this and how they cope and how they stay comfortable if at all possible. Thanks for any feedback.