I've wanted pet rats for the longest time. Usually when someone hears me say that, they look at me like I'm crazy! So I probably won't be able to get one for awhile, but I wanted to gather some info and talk to some owners now. Currently, I don't think there's any more room in this dorm for even another fish! LOL. My two friends got hamsters, but I would rather just wait and spend the money for a nice rat cage, toys, etc. Besides, I'm not really a hamster person. Technically pets other than fish and small birds (go figure) aren't allowed either, so that's the major reason I am going to wait. Next year or the year after I get to move into the apartments so that's when I plan to actually get my pets! Anyways, if I am planning on getting two males, how big of a cage will I need? I will most likely go with a wire cage and I do have a ferret cage at home, but that is REALLY big. At home I could put them in that, but I wouldn't even be able to fit the cage in my car LOL. Are there any good sites I could go on to look at appropriate housing? I also saw these like panels you put together and that would be real convenient because it would fold down for transport. I got the number of a breeder in my area and there are usually baby rats for sale at the small animal shows near me. The breeder is awesome because they really hold the babies before they sell them to new homes. They had all types too. I'm really looking at a hairless and a dumbo. Those are my two favorite kinds, but can they be put together? Also, has anyone ever had mice? Do they make good pets? Can you tame them if you get them young enough? I'm mostly just curious, but if the rats don't work out, then I might consider mice. I love the little fancies! Also, what size cage would a pair or trio of mice need? (I read somewhere that females are usually easier to tame than males.) Thanks for any info! I'd love to see pictures too!