Well I know this girl(Savannah), we are sort of good friends. She likes to talk real shrill like, and and likes to scream a lot. As far as I know she has cats, and thats it. When we went to a party together, the girl who's party it was has ferrets, well Savannah gets her turn to play with them and tosses them around like rag dolls! So anyway I heard today from some people that she is getting a rat for Christmas. So at once I was a little concerned for her future pet. I have owned two rats for the past year and a half, so I know about rats, there care and everything , I just need some people to reinforce what I say . Well she said that she has all the help she needed but would welcome more, so I asked her who her help was, and she referred me to another friend who was sitting right there. I asked the girl what she knew so we could compare notes so to say and give Savannah all the info we could. She replied to me " I have gerbils , so I know how to take care of rats". I kind of gave her a "shes crazy" Look and walked back over to Savannah. So, needless to say I am doing my best to give her all the help I can. So, here is where Id like for yall to come in: I would love if any of you could share some of your all mighty knowledge as well as any stories you have of your beloved rats. Im trying to encourage her that rats are not a " play with for 5 minutes once a week" kind of thing.... So all help is appriciated in my walk to help her out!