I am not a fan of buying rats from any chain store. BUT I went in to my local Petco to pick up some things for my cat and dog and saw something that made me very happy. I went in much earlier than usual because my toddler was driving me up the wall at home and caught the small animal lady caring for the small animals. She had set up a little play area for the rats and when I peeked into their tanks, was surprised to see fresh strawberries, apples, grapes, bananas and peas and some baby carrots on top of their normal mazuri food. I don't support buying animals from chain pet stores and either adopt or buy from a reputable private breeder, but it warmed my heart to see that this particular employee loved the animals she was caring for and was doing her best to make a difference in their lives where she could.I am sure these socialized ratties will at least be good pets for their life and hopefully never are abandoned thanks to the extra work this employee has been doing.