Austin Scarlett. (Yes, named for the season one Project Runway designer.) Almost two years old, fat, sweet, adventurous, likes to taste fingers. Having him to keep me company is one of my favorite things about my room at home.
I asked for him for my twentieth birthday. I was home that semester and I didn't have friends in the city. And I wanted something to take care of as I was relearning how to take care of myself. It sounded slightly silly given my age, but it turned out to be the best idea.
Rats are awesome pets, in case you don't know. Much nicer and more fun than any of the mice or hamsters I've had and known.