Hello, folks. I'm another newbie, and my name is Melissa. I'm twenty-three years old, and I have three rats: Peach, Violet, and Ham(pton). I went looking for a pet rat owner's forum because I have a few questions about one of my baby girls. I'll reserve those questions for the proper thread under a different topic though. Peach is about nine months old, Violet is about seven months old, and Ham is about a year. He's the hugest rat I've ever seen in my life! I fell in love with him when I tagged along with my boyfriend, who is a manager at a Petsmart (how convenient!) on Thanksgiving, and he gave him to me for Christmas. Peach was aquired in a rather odd way.... I'll just say I'm a recovered snake addict. Never again with that mess go down in my house....lol Violet was a present for my Peach when she got lonely. I love them like they were my kids. They eat better than we do... I'm sure you can understand! Anyhoo, I'm glad I found this place. Hopefully I'll get some questions answered and can meet some new friends. Thanks for reading and have a good one!