I finally made the choice to get Albus a friend, so I went to my usual pet store that sells feeders and picked up a really sweet little blue hooded boy. He was the only rat there that even paid any attention to me. Unfortunately, I noticed that he's very sneezy and a little by wheezy when I got him home. I've never had any problem with the health of rats from that store, so I'm a little surprised and disappointed. I've started him on antibiotics so hopefully that will clear things up for him soon. His hair also seems a little thin around his rump and his ball sack looks a little dry like he may have some skin issues. It's super dim in the room where they keep the rats, so unfortunately I didn't notice any of this until I got him home. Hoping he'll recover from his respiratory issue and I'll be able to introduce him to Albus I'll post a picture tomorrow when I can get him in better light.