I wanted to show you what I did with my cage. I have a Ferplast Jenny (cheap yet relatively spacious) and the bottom of the cage is just grey. Every time I get a new ratty inhabitant, I put his name in black letters on the front of the cage. Like this:
So now I have Chuck, Noah and Merlin (Merlijn in dutch), and they will be accompanied by Tchaikovsky and Tarzan.
Most of my names have come from tv shows. I've named my pets after characters from my favorite tv shows ever since my brother named his mice after the A-team. He didn't care that they turned out to be girls (those were some really tough mice, hihi). I didn't get to name most of my rats because they came from the pound. So I got a rat with the name Wizze, because he peed on everything, and Fidge, because he couldn't sit still. After that I got Zorro, named so because he was very brave and Hogan, after Hulk Hogan (the wrestler) because he liked to jump from a height on top of his brothers. I loved my ratty Frodo, he was adopted by someone else first, named after LOTR, as was his brother Sam, and then he was rejected again. That gave me the opportunity to give a home to this funny, loving and a bit crazy rat.
My boyfriend commented that I have mostly names of big figures, be it from movies and tv or from history and culture. The nest letter was T, so I had to get two names with the letter T. After Tesla, Tühring, Timon and many other names, Tarzan and Tchaikovsky stuck with me.
So that's my ratty story! There were no pictures of cute rats this time... or were there? Check out the little ratties below!