I've been a rat owner for many years but I've only ever owned males. I have been wanting a female and I only have one male rat left right now who was recently neutered due to aggression. I'll be ready for another rat or two after the holiday season. My problem is I don't trust the only breeder in my area and all the stores in my area only have males that I have seen but one feeder store that I don't trust. The only shelters that have females are a little to far away the same with craigslist.