I have been offered a trip to switzerland for 6 weeks but I am unsure weather to go or not. I have a person who could look after my rats but I an afraid that I will loose their trust and they will forget our special connection. 6 weeks is a long time and I cannot take them with me. I went on vacation for a week and missed them terribly. Also, one of my rats is 4 years old and doesn't have much time left. I don't want her to die when I am gone because I cannot attend the funeral but If she dies before I leave then I will have to get a new rat so that my other rat is not alone. The first few months are so important for the bonding experience. My gut tells me to stay.....