Aw, everyone's rats are so cute! Nova's coloring is absolutely gorgeous, and I think the name suits.
I've always wanted rats, but my mom also doesn't like them. Sometimes she says they creep her out, or some other excuse, but ever since the hamsters there has been a 'no rodent' rule. I'm pretty sure this is because she gets attached (as much as she tries not to) and their lifespans are unfortunately short.
I also got kittens a year ago, and they're still young and curious, so my house probably wouldn't be the best for rats right now. If the cats stay here when I do eventually move out, or if they ever get passed the 'hunting phase' (my old cat lost interest in hunting years ago), then I'll check out that adoption listing.
(By the way, I love your avatar, RedLotus.)