LOL, Max is actually litter trained, and would walk on a leash if I could find one that fits. I think he's a rat trapped in a hammy's body.
I've had mice, and I loved them, but I just couldn't handle losing so many of my girls to tumors. And they weren't nearly as cuddly as Max, even my buck. I don't have the room for rats, though I really wish I did.
I don't feed him commercial mix: I started buying ingredients in bulk and mixing food at home when I got my first mice in middle school. I couldn't find anything without a bunch of guinea pig pellets, corn, and sunflower seeds, and its way cheaper. He gets 2-3 mealworm pupae a day as treats. He's actually pretty lean for a hamster, just a big boned boy!
Solstice - cellophane HM female