There’s a children’s farm not far from my home, and they let the children handle their rats. They are adorable – so friendly and clean. I have some great pictures of my daughter with a light-grey rat standing on her blonde hair. They are much more fun, interactive and friendly than the numerous hamsters I had as a child. They’re adorable. It’s a shame they don’t have a longer life span. I used to have pet rats (I think over 40 of them, though I could be wrong about that since I have a brain injury), and they were literally like little dogs. They learned their names within two weeks or so, and would come to us when we called them. There was also a rat on America’s Got Talent (Henta) who got The Golden Buzzer 🌟 from Simon. (I think there’s a clip of it on YouTube.) 🐀👌 Animals are way smarter than we give them credit for.