This is what I say too! Lol I went from living in a straight up farming community to city living. When I talked about my rats to people at work they freaked out completely disgusted because they were used to the giant street rats unning around the city. When I showed them pictures they warmed up a bit. I usually just tell them all the perks. Basically what everyone here has already mentioned. But I'm also sure to tell them little personal stories about my rats. How my girl used to groom herself by my hand and then proceed to groom my hand. Or how we played chase. Just strange little quirks that we take as just normal rattie behavior but everyone else would never guess!The first thing I always say is that "they're like mini dogs!"