Helen was fidgety as usual, so she came out a bit blurry. I got them at our local pet shop, knowing that otherwise they were destined to be snake-food. I only wish I could have taken the whole litter. Helen came first, but I went back for Magda the next day after I read that because they're social creatures, they're often miserable alone. I couldn't stand the thought of Helen's only companionship being me.
I'm so glad I did, because I'm sure Helen is happier to have her sister with her, and otherwise I would have missed out on the fun of watching them pounce on and roll around each other while they play. It also makes the more repetitive tasks of making jewelry a lot less boring when I can take little breaks to scratch them or give them a treat... or stop them from climbing on my keyboard! It's worth noting as well that they're incredibly polite and save their natural rattie functions for the litter box in their cage. Yep, rats can be litter-trained. Awesome.