My new girls! I havnt had a Birkshire since prolly 1998 so its exciting. I am shocked at the local pet megamart's policy on pet sales. they guarentee them for 3 months but wont let you handle them in store for fear of rat bite fever... but they will sell them to you? I used to work for both megacorporate pet mills in the US (you know who) and we USED to encourage people to handle them and pick based on personality vs color... I should know better by now... Next rats rescues or breeders.. But at any rate they are such sweeties and hilarious to boot!