I got my first rats in 2018. My first round of ratties were males that I rescued from a local animal shelter. After they passed, I got a round of females that were about a month old. They are now just over a year old and I love them so much. I have a degree in the biological basis of animal behavior and love, love, love animal enrichment. I did more training with my males because they were more food motivated, but I spend more time on structural enrichment for my females. I love studying sensory systems, inter/intraspecific interactions, hormones, and more. I have experience with camels, zebras, raccoons, dogs, cats, various species of birds, goats, sheep, and more. But I am relatively new to the rat world and looking to learn more!