PROF Pets: Egg, Frankie and Gandalf

The rats seeing a dog outside of their cage

Egg, the Dumbo RatMeet Egg, Frankie and Gandalf!

Names: Egg, Frankie (after Frank Ocean) and Gandalf (from Lord of the Rings) 

Breed: Dumbo rats, hairless

Age: approximately six months old

Likes: fruit and climbing

Dislikes: baths

Frankie, the Dumbo Hairless Rat

Gandalf, the Dumbo Rat

“I’m grateful that I found an off-campus house so I can have my rats with me at school! They’re actually such sweet pets, and I think people should give them a chance.” — Jenny Hovell, senior Law and Justice Studies/Art double major from Blairstown, NJ (Warren County). 

Rowan student Jenny Hovell with two of her pet rats

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Story and photography by:
Chad Wittmann, senior journalism major