On most forums, people know me by RaivenWings, but you can call me Raiven, Rai or Mel.
The picture here was taken in summer of 2013, when I was 18 with my baby girl Cleo. I'm an avid small animal lover and have owned over 25 rodents since childhood. Most were Guinea Pigs, and I have a lot of experience with them and, I'll just put this out there, that even though this is a rat forum if anyone needs help with their guineas just shoot me a PM! ^-^
Although I've mostly owned guineas, my first pet was a rat named Ricky when I was about six years old. He was given to me and my mother by my kindergarten teacher. After his passing I didn't get another rat until I turned 18, upon which I decided to give ratties another try and adopted Cleo, a 'feeder' from a local pet store. Cleo recently passed away too early in October of this year, and only a week or so ago I rescued another rat, a boy who I'm calling Beau.
Without going into huge amounts of detail, I'd just like to say I'm glad to find a community of fellow rat lovers who I can get and share advise about these amazing critters. ^-^
(I may have posted previously some time ago without being active, but I hope that changes because I need help with my new boy!)