I have one champagne, broken hooded, Dumbo rat named Hope. She is alone in her cage but I take her out a lot, play and interact with her.
I got her in June and she has never had a cage mate. Several rat owners, the vet and pet stores' staff have told me it is okay as long as I give her a lot of attention. Is this true or is it bad for her to be alone?
I really care about her, but she shows no sign of depression, just happiness and sleepiness.