Hi, everyone! I got my Boys, Beauregard and Marcellus, in April '15. The pet store told me they were about 2 mos. old. They behave mostly as expected, except for a few things. One of the most puzzling is that they steadfastly ignore virtually all chew toys. I've tried applewood sticks, balls of twig, wooden toys, lavender twigs, rosemary twigs, plain doggie chews, ferret chews--I even sewed wooden buttons onto their hammock when I caught MarMar chewing a button on the quilt cover I was using to protect my bed during their "outside time." What they do love to chew is plastic: I was trying to use an old toothbrush to brush them, and they just wanted to chew on the handle! Once I gave them a plastic applesauce cup to lick, and they licked it all out and then started chewing on the rim. Same happens with yoghurt containers. Beau chewed holes in my laundry basket, even though the sides were already openwork that he could climb!<br><br>Since I'm new, I have to make three posts. I have more questions I'll put in new threads. Maybe people who know more about those things can answer those.<br><br>I can't believe how cute ratties are! I never thought I'd want one as a pet, but I love them!<br>Thanks for reading!