I found this photo of me, 4yrs old with my pet rat Rupert. We had 2 rats at the time. The other one named Fred. I would play and cuddle and make play gyms for them. They didn’t really live for very long, 18mths to 2 yrs. Not a long lifespan at all. Rats are fantastic pets. They knew who I was, loved the human touch, crawled all over me and most of my friends were repulsed by them.
Ps. My older sister cut my hair! How embarrassing.