Hey I'm a new member. I am also new to keeping rats. I used to really not like the idea of rats, that is until I met my friends rats and fell in love with them. I had no idea they could be so affectionate or full of personality and so I recently (after a lot of research) got two boy rats of my own, named Merry and Pippin. I love spending time with them as they're such fun to play with and have such quirky little ways. I would love to hear other peoples experiences of how they came to own and love rats.