Rats have always conjured up images of nasty rodents that get in your ceilings or eat the wiring in your car! Dirty disease carrying creatures that the world could do with out. Any mention by my sons of getting a pet Rat brought feelings of revulsion and a definite NO!! Well my boys were never ones to take No for an answer and last year David (in the middle) arrived home with Godzilla, a very definite male Rat. Well revulsion was soon replaced with a definite soft spot for these friendly and very sweet little animals. David and Godzilla have left home, Ben (eldest son) has a Rat now and Nicky (only and favourite daughter) has recently acquired two. How on earth her Rats survive in a house with three cats is beyond me, but they do. My only child still living at home, Beau (my youngest) has been talking about getting a Pet Rat lately and although I asked him not to as the Dogs and Cats make it all such a hassle, he also doesn't take no for an answer.