Hello all! I worked on a short film production in October. The film included a very short scene with a live rat. She was obtained from a local (mom and pop) pet store. The producers had arrranged a home for her after filming and it fell through. Ultimately she became the “production office pet” (my son works there). I kept telling him she should not be left there alone on the weekends. Recently, we had a bitter cold spell (minus 5 with minus 20 wind chills) the heat in their office broke down... so she came to stay at my house for about 4 days! I have a small dog and 3 cats! Well this week she came back to stay for good! I am in love with “Luna”! Today I ordered a nice critter nation habitat cage. I intend to get her a playmate from the same place she came from! I am reading everything I can find about pet rats! So glad I found this site!