Well, since I'm already procrastinating from doing my essay, I might as well post this topic. Eventually I'm going to get a rat, but I made a deal with my mom (and mostly with myself) that I have to lose some weight first before I get one (or two). Technically I'm not supposed to have pets other than fish in my dorm, but I spoke with my RA and she doesn't have a problem with it. However, I'm trying to think of types of cages that would fit in my dorm. Anyone have any ideas or websites? I would love to get two female rats, possibly smaller in size, and I need a cage that will be light weight so I can carry it in under a blanket or towel. I can't get anything super big and they will sure have plenty of time out of the cage. I was reading that a 22 or 24 inch by 18 inch cage with levels would be sufficient and the lady I work for actually has several small animal cages in her garage that she uses to transport birds. She said I could have one of those, but I need to select a good size. Obviously I need something larger than a hamster cage, but what size? I figure if I get something a little smaller on the base, but taller, I could add in levels and toys to hang on. Thanks in advance!