Well, we weren’t planning on getting more ratties quite this soon after losing Seven, though it was definitely a case of deciding when to get some, rather than if. But then circumstances presented us with two little sweeties in need of a home and we just couldn’t think of a reason not to take them.
They’re around 4-5 months old, a little skittish but curious, and utterly adorable. They’re having a day in the spare cage to settle in before meeting River and Song tomorrow.
11 thoughts on “New girls”
They’re gorgeous. Do they have names yet?
Not yet, we’re still working on that…
They’re adorable! Are they dumbo rats? I have a dumbo named Darcy. I’m so tempted to adopt another one, Darcy is a year old, since I’ve always heard they’re best in pairs. Seeing your new rats reminds me of how much I’d love another one!
Yes, they’re dumbos. And yes, rats are social animals so it’s best for them to have a friend of around the same age if possible – and it’s more fun watching them play together and groom each other and steal the food out of each other’s mouths (Song is a terrible food thief) and just curl up together to sleep…
Oh they are exquisite, please give them a scritch from me.
I most certainly shall. Just as soon as I catch the little devils 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve had girls this lively and, while they’re friendly and don’t mind the occasional scritch, they’re not really used to being picked up yet. Luckily I am a very patient person.
Girls are certainly friskier than boys 🙂
wicked cute! do you know the types? I love the husky one! 😀
We don’t have husky as a variety in the UK – don’t know if it’s just a naming convention or whether they have different genetics, but we call her a roan (http://nfrs.org/varietiesmarked.html).
I’m not sure about the other girl, my first thought was variegated, but she has similar markings on her underside and variegated should be pure white underneath, so maybe she’s a mismarked hooded downunder (http://nfrs.org/varietiesnewvarieties.html).
And they’re both dumbo. And utterly adorable 🙂
ohhh! I didn’t know about the roan type but I was also thinking the same for your other rat.. but I love the fact that they are dumbos. Sooo cute!
ohhhh.. They are wicked adorable though!