Alex and Neil - rescued in November 2018 because they were being given away free and were in danger of being abandoned outdoors Both Alex and Neil were rescued in November 2018 from the same home in a rural community where they were being given away free ...… and Alex was a risk for being dumped outdoors (imo as had been done to 2 pet rabbits who had not been seen for months and had likely been eaten by predators ). Both boys were quarantined in a separate airspace for over a month prior to moving into the same room as the other ratties Both Alex and Neil bit me more then once, with each bite making me unable to use my hand for weeks - on one occasion I had to go to the hospital emergency room because it would not stop bleeding and the swelling was becoming serious. Both Alex and Neil became sweet boys after being neutered in December 2019. Pictures taken April 4, 2019 Alex (now 15 months old) Neil 2 years old Conrad - Conrad was rescued on February 18 2019 from a snake owner Conrad ("Connie") was advertised as a "Jumbo" rat for free snake food (February 18 2019) Conrad was an approx. 4 months old boy who was put in with a snake repeated over several days to be eaten alive. Conrad was very fortunate and the snake did not eat him. After I rescued him, Conrad was quarantined for several weeks at the home of one of my friends, where I visited him daily to care for him and clean his cage. Conrad is now approx. 5.5 months old. Conrad needs a neuter because he wanted to hump everyone - the spayed girls as well as Alex (neutered but very reactive) and Osiris (neutered and learning social skills necessary for getting along with other rats). They are not impressed.