I had been thinking about getting another rat or two for some time now, but due to a large cage debacle, I had put it off. However, I would still look at the sweet ratties in the pet stores from time to time. One day last week, I went to Petco and they had six lovely rats. The next day they were down to one lonely rat. I learned from an employee that the other five rats found a home with a snake, and that most of the rats at that location go to snakes. I promptly brought the remaining boy to my snake-free home and named him Jonathan. He’s still rather shy, but curious and undemanding, which I believe to be a good sign!