Jinx was born around March 6th, 2017 and was the first rat we fell in love with. When we went to the reptile store, she was the first rat that we saw. She climbed right out of the box and into the sleeve of my shirt, where she hung out the entire time we were rat shopping.

We were under the impression she was a male, so we purchased her along with Van Gogh, Picasso, and Chai on April 24th, 2017. It was a few days later when we started really spending time with her out of the cage that we realized she was not a he.

Jinx’s original name was Da Vinci, named for her adventurous and inventive spirit. When we learned she was in fact a girl, we changed her name to Jinx, which turned out to be so much more fitting for her anyway.

Jinx is a variegated grey blaze dumbo with an absolute zeal for life. She is the friendliest and most social of the mischief, and enjoys being handled by anyone, from people to dogs. She was the first to learn her name, as well as some basic commands such as no, down, and up.