These are Sofi’s albino rats, Yuki and Snowball. Sofi wants to be a vet when she grows up so she is practicing by taking care of them. It was a difficult decision to bring the ratties into our house but, in the end, all our misgivings were the product of ignorance on our part. After learning from tons of forums that rats are fantastic first pets – smart, fun to be with, and not aggressive – we realized that they were just another rodent pet, same as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, or chinchillas, so we gave them a try and we are quite happy with the decision. Everyone that has taken the chance to get to know them has been surprised and taken by them.