Aww!! I've always wanted a rat, but my family would probably kill me if I tried to bring one in the house anymore.
When I was younger I went to a petstore and they had a feeder rat who was born without eyes. I was dying to get him and my parents promised I could if he was still there next time we were out that way which would have only been a few days. Sadly he was gone, so I got a bunny instead.