Hi, I currently have 2 black & white hooded rats. One male and one female. My kids named them Bacon & Eggs...I call them Buddy and Momma. They are mostly attached to me and come when called. I'm fascinated by rats, they are so intelligent and affectionate. My female just had her first litter, 13 fuzzies, they are 10 days old. I already have homes for 12 of them, when they are older of course and I might keep one female I've researched a lot about rat care and breeding, but I'm still learning. I live in snowy Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada in a remote community. We are 4 hrs away from the nearest pet store!