Okay, so I'm getting a single ferret nation cage this weekend and then hopefully getting the add on unit soon. I was planning on getting all females, but there's been a male rat (7 months old) at the Humane Society for a while and he's all by himself there and I feel so bad for him. There are also 2 females (both 1 year old) there. I want to adopt all 3, and get either the male or females fixed, but i don't know about the cost of that here. I think getting the male neutered would be better because I could have him heal by himself and not have to worry about other rats bothering him, then after 3 weeks (so he is not fertile), get the females and introduce them. Or, I could go the other way around, but I would rather get the boy first since he is already by himself at the shelter and he's been there longer than the girls. I for sure want to get the boy so he doesn't have to be alone, but I don't want to get more boys because I would have to get from the pet store which I don't want to do. One more problem is that I don't even know if they are going to accept each other and get along...Would it be okay to have 1 boy with more than 1 females? And would it be better to get the male neutered or the females spayed??