Well, I'm looking to purchase a caged pet in the near future (tomorrow). My living situation allows me to keep one and spend enough time with any type of animal that it shouldn't be lonely or poorly kept. I'm wanting something that is fairly smart (no hamsters, gerbils, bunnies) but also not too hard to take care of. The best option looks like a pet rat, but I was wondering if anyone owned one and could recommend getting one. I'm also looking at getting a chinchilla, but not sure how trainable they are.