We have added to our family....it was awhile ago actually. Late last summer, I think. One of the boys had wanted a pet mouse for several years. Ever since he read the Redwall series (by Brian Jacques) when he was five he's been in love with mice. I've been trying to wait it out, but then this fall when he mentioned it yet again, I was ready to think about it. So off to the pet store we went, just for some information (hmm mmm, riiiiight) and home we came with two dumbo rats. They were babies then. Adorable as can be, and apparently much more social than mice, who really do not like to be held. And the truth is, we just love them! They are so cute and sociable and the boys are doing a really good job of cleaning out their cage and feeding and watering them.