Hi!! At some point in the next few weeks I am hoping to see about finding a companion for my intact male 7 month old rat. He came to me because he was aggressive towards the other male rats in his household. I have not seen this behavior but once his quarantine period is up and I feel like he is not a health risk to other rats I want to plan well and proceed mindfully. Neutering is on the table potentially, but I want to give proper introductions a try before surgery, and perhaps there will be spayed or neutered rats available to adopt when the time comes? My research suggests that neutered males are much less likely to incite aggression, statistically, though I don't honestly have any information as to how intact males typically respond to spayed females. How often do altered rats come up for adoption anyway? I want to plan right and in advance so I welcome everyone's valuable input for building a happy colony! He is a good boy and I want him to be happy. Thank you all so much for your time! I have a lot of dog/cat/bird/reptile/wildlife experience but I'm a new rat mom. I just know rats need other rats to have a fully satisfying life so I hope to achieve that.