Hi I am new here and I really want rats, but I think if I got them they would be have to be in my bedroom. All my pets have always been in my bedroom and I enjoy having them here with me. Although I hear they are very loud and I am just a little unsure if I should get them and then put them in my bedroom. I have little sisters and a dog and I am protective of my pets and like them to be somewhere safe like my room instead of somewhere around the house. Much less my room is pretty quiet and if people are over they probably will not go in my room. So I feel as though my room may be the best spot. I have a hamster that runs on her wheel and climbs around, but she is honestly not that loud especially compared to how people talk about rats. I know I could help by not getting bell toys and loud toys, but it sounds like they play loudly anyways and especially people talk about them fighting and making noises. It will probably a long time before I get rats because I am still learning and just doing basic research. I can see if there are other good places to put them and so if they are too loud I could move them somewhere else, but like I mentioned I prefer my room. I have a white noise machine which helps block out the hamster noises so maybe I could just make that a bit louder to help me fall asleep. I am a deep sleeper in most cases ( once I fell off my bed and hit my head on a table and still did not wake up), but I am very anxious so I would have to get used to not being worried about them fighting if they are just playing or squabbling for dominance. And I think the main thing for me is just falling asleep because I am a night owl and so I naturally already stay up way later than I should. Also I have heard about playing with them a lot during the day so then they are not awake when I am falling asleep, do you think this could work? I know they need regular play time, but if right when I get home from school if I play a lot then let them sleep do you think that could help keep them tired until I am asleep? Sorry for all the questions and thanks so much for any help!