I thought it might be nice to make an introduction for these two lovelies, who I rescued from a shelter only two days ago. These boys were at the shelter for two whole months before I found their listing online because they were constantly put in quarantine for nipping any little children fingers that happened to find their way into their cage (despite a sign asking visitors to refrain from this practice). Formerly called Pinky & the Brain, these two were surrendered because they didn't get along with their owner's children - probably the hand-nipping thing again. They've not nipped me yet, so they must just need a quiet home without squeezy, grabby kid hands. So far they're quite skittish, but I've been bribing them with lots of treats and pets when I can get away with it so I'm sure they'll come around eventually. According to their adoption papers today is their first birthday, and I'm glad they could find a home for such a big landmark! I hope the members of the rat forum can help me out with my first shelter rats as well as they did with my first ever rat pack.