i have a wild rat as a pet. I rescued it from somebody who caught it & had the bad idea to make a pet out of it. He didn't even want it. He kept it in a tiny cage. It had been in captivity for 2 years when I came on the scene. He couldn't let it go because of feral cats in the area. I felt so sorry for it. I decided to adopt it, & my boyfriend got him a huge cage & a wheel to run on. His name is Rattini. He love his wheel but is still afraid of me after 2 years. Anybody else have experience with wild rats?