Awwww... I miss having ratties. I gave up trying to keep them when I got larger and larger animals. The ratties were suffering because I couldn't spend as much time with them out of their cages. The rest of the beasts got along fine, but I didn't want to chance taking the ratties out with cats and dogs around.
I had ratties the whole time I was growing up. They are so awesome. My first pair only went in their cage when I was at school. The rest of the time, they lived on my shoulder (or my head). They even slept with me. I miss them so much. Both lived over 4 years!
My grandmother was a little eccentric. She had a wide-brimmed hat that she wore whenever she went out. There was always a rattie sitting in the brim.
The Maine Coon Mafia (litter mates)
Casey - Male Maine Coon, 3 years
Mak - Male Maine Coon, 3 years
The abandoned newcomer: Linus - Male Tabby, 1 year
Minnie - Female Tortie, RIP 9/3/93-8/18/09 (In Heaven, but never far from our hearts)
The Pooches... Best friends for life.
Miko - Male Chi/Terrier mix, 2 years
Mansa - Male Pit Bull, 1 year