Hi! My sister's gerbil passed away of old age today. We're so upset. She was a big part of our family. Me and my dad talked it over, and we're going to get my sister a Rat, as she's always wanted one, and we've been reading about them, and read they should live together, so we're going to get two. It'll be about 2 months until we get them, and I've been reading alot today, and will continue to, until ((and after, i'm sure )) we get them. Does anyone have any advice? I know from experience that, what you read isn't always the only info you need, and owners know more than anyone. Any help is great! Also, we'll be getting them together, but is there any sex that's beter together ((We want the same sex-if possible)). Thanks in advance! Also, is there a certain breed of rat that's better about being held and things? We want it to be a big part of the family.