My ball python loves his little friends. Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much. It's just a big hug!
Disclaimer: I love all animals, rats and snakes alike. Both make excellent pets. It's highly recommended for the rat and snake both to feed prekilled food in some form if at all possible; this is more humane and cleaner.
PS: I love my ball python Voodoo, but I don't think he's the brightest crayon in the box.