I picked up two new boys yesterday. I don't want to call them rescues, but they were rescues. They were a pair of boys from Craigslist. Allegedly, the lady I took them from got them from a friend because the friend dumped them on her. The lady's kid routinely handled and interacted with these rats. Apparently a year old, but not much information is known on them other than they're littermates. They were kept in a cage barely big enough for a small bird (with perches instead of two tiny, flimsy levels), much less two adult-sized male rats. Wire flooring, no fleece, no litterboxes, no hides, no hammocks, and bedding that hadn't been properly cleaned out, along with a tiny food bowl, one water bottle, and holy crap they STUNK! My grandmother and I's eyes were watering from the ammonia. I was having the beginnings of an asthma attack (which my "main" rats don't cause, even when I clean their cage). A lot of inappropriate items were given to them such as a towel, what looked to be polyester fiber for either a mattress, pillow or stuffed animal stuffing, newspaper that was obviously older than a week old, and a cardboard box that was also old. Their only "hide" was an old plastic flower pot that was not big enough for one to sleep comfortably in. Pair of the sweetest, most interactive boys I've met. Immediately took treats from my hands and immediately came right up to me sniffing and saying hello. Absolute sweethearts. As of nearly twenty-four hours later, no new-home sneezies and (surprisingly) no stinky poos. Knock on wood. I'll post pictures soon! They're siamese (the color I've always wanted and just got lucky) and currently in a new, smaller, but temporary cage. I'm currently monitoring their feces and urine, especially now that I'm giving them appropriate food. They definitely appreciated the fleece I gave them to cuddle with, along with some more appropriate hides. I'm thinking about naming them Genji and Hanzo (Any Overwatch fans here?) As seen with another recent post of mine, my rats have lice. They (new and "old" rats) are not near each other, I wash my hands before and after handling my main rats or these guys. When I get the Revolution (probably along Tuesday due to the holiday) the new boys will be treated as well (so long as I don't spot any health issues). Just felt the need to share! I always love bringing new rats home.