i was thinking on getting 4 female rats i got a large cage waitting for them coz i was planing on them over weeks ago but i just took 2 chinchillas on and glad they live over 8yrs. im gutted rats dont live long i cant face that if they died under 2yrs so im unsure what i want to do but i always wanted a rattie. my sister got 2 males and they 6weeks old. i was thinking on a ferrets coz they live longer and i am well commited to long time animals we got 2 rabbits outside so it woulnt be good and i cant have it in the house coz my chinchillas and guniea pigs. i also got a hamster i was thinking about adopting another 2 rabbits but building a massive hutch.. i cant make my mind up and i also was thinking about adopting 2 more chinchillas i want to help animals i work full time 5am-11am so i got time in the day to look after and a payed job to aford the animals. i have read on them all and i got rabbits and chinchillas so know the care. i have worked with most animals coz i done a animal care course i dont want to go crazy and have loads of pets but i want another one of the following. if i did have the ferret i got the time to play with it and the two dogs are great with the rabbits and my animals they been grown up by all animals but never left alone with any. any ideas i seen rats in the rspca but they are around 2yrs old and 4 sisters but someone sed they wont live longer than that really so im gutted.