So, Edith (on the left) was rescued on March 10th. An...interesting...man bought her from the pet store a few days previous and decided to return her. So, I gave her a new home rather than return her to pet store life.
So, on the 23rd, we noticed that Edith was looking a bit rounder than is normal.
...and on the 27th, it becomes clear why. Quite odd someone would buy a rat, introduce it to a male, then return it. But whatever, his loss.
So, five weeks from now and we'll have some youngsters (and Edith) available! Stay tuned.
Sweetie and Freddie left for their new home today! Congratulations to Sarah Fetzer and Anita Jeanette!
Congratulations! Lilly was adopted by Kathy Osborn and family. She's off to a great home with her two new hairless sisters!
Take a look through our Adoptable Rats tab, eight new rats have been added. Four of them are boys, Hank, Mack, Crockett & Tubbs. Four of them are girls, Toy, Lola, Edith & Sherry.
I've noticed we have adopted out quite a lot more girls than boys so I'd like to take a moment and promote them as it limits our ability to rescue additional boys. Typical boy rats are much more interested in humans than the typical girl rat. They are much more likely to sit still and enjoy being petted, fall asleep on you, snuggle with you, and so on. Most of our boys are right behind my computer chair and I'll often hear bruxing behind me with one of our boys saying, "Gosh I really like being so close to you, I'm a happy rat" as I turn around and see them looking at me from a corner. Yes, boys are physically larger. Yes, they have danglers. I still really think you'll make an excellent choice by choosing a pair. Here's a boy now, hoping to meet you! (Human not included.)
Thanks much to Laurie Smail for coming over to visit the rats and help clean cages! She also got to watch us work on introductions with Hank/Mack and Crockett/Tubbs which went well.
Congratulations to Sasha Rosenberg for adopting Emily!
These will primarily be posted by Chris, a rat lover for nearly 40 years.