I got my first pet rat, Rufus, a little over a month ago. I got him spontaneously, and definitely unplanned. Some girl basically shoved him at me at a fest I was at for the 4th of July and told me to take him. I had no idea as to what breed, health, or mental conditions he was in. I was able to get in contact with the original breeder, and found out he was a baby double Rex in perfect health. Ever since that first night, we've had no trouble bonding. Whenever I put my hand in his cage he climbs straight up my arm to my shoulder, which has become his perch. He goes everywhere with me, and I like to think of him as my little blessing. I've never had a pet as amazing as him. However, it's become a concern that he's becoming too clingy. If I try to set him down to free range, he'll pee all over and constantly poo before climbing up my leg back to my shoulder. He won't even play with me! If I set him down and try to pull out his toys, he'll climb back up on me. I'm concerned he'll always be like this.