Taiga is a russian dove dumbo.
Taiga came to me with his brothers, Kingdom and Ruble. See Kingdom's page for their story.
Taiga is, like all the boys from this rescue, a timid rat. He can be prone to bullying behaviour, but ultimately he is too much of a wimp to cause any real trouble. He usually doesn't like being picked up initially, but soon comes round to the idea once he is held.
Why Taiga? I wanted an artic/icy name for this boy, but couldn't find anything that fit. Eventually, in scanning many webpages that were even remotely ice/arctic related for words that would make good names, I happened upon the word Taiga, the boreal forest located just below the tundra.