I had a pet white rat when I was a kid. His name was Bimbo. My Mom sewed huge pockets on my shirts so that I could carry him around with me. He had a tiny little collar & a leash. I had pet rats and I loved them but….they died of cancer and that is the What no these kids aren’t mine I’m just the favorite aunt shirt I realized why they are helpful in cancer research…they are not at threat of extinction. A rats live span is shorter than I knew until Snowflake and Midnight.