Hello, I'm Vinny. I have read this forum many times during my 12 years of rat experience. I enjoy teaching people about rats, especially young children. Recently, my beloved boy Oliver passed away, soon followed by my beautiful princess mouse Sidney. I am missing having a rat companion, but unfortunately, I'm in debt and can't pay for one. I have 2 cages, half a bag of food, and a strong connection with rats. I suffer from anxiety and depression, and friendly little ratties help tremendously. I am going to get a job soon, and if I get the funding, I will be able to buy a bag of food that will last until I get a job. I have raised healthy, happy rats, ages averaging from 2-4 years, as well as 12 years of rat experience. I am very lonely without a rat, and these fluffy friends are a huge part of who I am. I have a gofundme page where I'm accepting donations, and I've written about my campaign more in detail. I am hoping to become a part of this forum after this, and contribute to the well of knowledge on rat care and behavior.