Hello everyone! My name is Erica and I've been a rat owner for about two years now. I currently have three rats. One is a black hooded rat named Penelope that my sister and I rescued and adopted from my sister's college, along with a second rat named Delilah, after she took a psychology class involving lab rats. Recently Delilah passed away, so I decided to adopt two more young female rats from a rescue - an orange hooded rat and a white with red eyes (still trying to figure out names....). They're so much fun and I'm officially hooked on being a rat owner. Excited to be a part of this forum - both to meet fellow rat lovers and get awesome ideas and advice!