Soooo...I didn't want to hijack bogarts thread in the Fire Hydrant but I do really want some more information on rats as pets. And I thought this might be the more logical place to ask for it - lol. So here's the deal. Matt and I are thinking about getting some type of small pet. We're mainly considering rats and ferrets. I've been doing some research on rats and they seem to fit our criteria pretty well and I think they'd be a good fit for us. I'm not entirely sold on ferrets because I know that they need lots and lots of interaction. I know rats are that way too but I was under the impression that they don't need as much (is that true?). Really I'm just hoping you guys can give me some guidance and maybe a heads up on what to look for and be aware of before we actually go out and buy anything. We're mainly looking at tailless rats - the tails creep me out and I may get over that but I may not. We'll most likely go through a breeder or a rescue so if anyone has tips on that or knows of someone good in the Colorado Springs area that would be awesome. ETA: We're not ruling out ferrets completely - they do seem really fun and like great pets so if someone wants to sway me that direction I'm not opposed. Lol.