I have seen a few other people on here with rats, but I was wondering if there was a larger number of people on BYC who have or had pet rats. Most people hate them, but only those who have lived with a domesticated rat know of the joys of these rodents. So...do you have/had pet rats? Tell me about them! Post pictures if you like. As for me...I have had about 5 (not counting an accidental litter of 14 from Angel, my pet store bought rat who was preggers) rats through the years. My very first rat was a hairless named Emma. She was the greatest rat you could ask for. She loved to be held, and would perch on my shoulder for hours, content as could be. Never bit anybody, but she did have a thing against cats when old age set in. I miss all of them dearly, but after they passed from old age my parents decided to ban them because of short life-span. I look forward to caring for them again.