Everyone, meet Algernon and Little Dumbo! I did the wrong thing and got them out of the feeder rat tank at my local pet store. They were so cute and friendly that I went against my better judgement. But I work just down the hall from exotic animal medicine specialists and I don't mind bugging them, so hopefully we will be ok. Little Dumbo is a hooded Dumbo (no kidding, right?) and I'm not sure what to call Algernon's coloration. I think it's gorgeous though.
This forum has already been incredibly helpful. I look forward to continuing to learn and make the best home I can for my little ratties!