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Adoption Center / Baby ratties needing homes!
« Last post by mhollow2 on Yesterday at 09:33:33 PM »
I was asked to foster 3 pregnant rats we received at my school. I am a current vet tech student and of course a rat lover so I could not say no when I was asked! As you can imagine I have lots of babies! First litter of 12 are 3 weeks old today. The second litter of 8 will be 3 weeks old Wednesday. And the third litter of 11 are 2 weeks old today!! I will not let them go to their new homes until they're atle 6 weeks. I will be asking for a small rehoming fee to insure good homes and to help pay for one of the mom's to have surgery once babies are weaned!! If you are interested and have any questions please feel free to contact me via emai at I will send pictures upon request. Located in Bloomington, IL
Home Squeak Home / Re: Lava ledges no longer sold in stores?
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on October 21, 2017, 09:30:59 PM »
I haven't seen them in stores, but my vet has a little pet pantry and I got one there.
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: Meet Zucchini and Rutabaga!!!
« Last post by Kitsch Slapped on October 21, 2017, 09:08:17 PM »
Precious! I have my own veggie rats - Turnip and Ginger and their sister who has passed: Radish. 
:rattysmiley: Love the names Zucchini and Rutabaga! Such cuties :heart:
Home Squeak Home / Lava ledges no longer sold in stores?
« Last post by Kitsch Slapped on October 21, 2017, 09:04:07 PM »
Went to get some new lava ledges for my girls since I planned on cleaning their cage today -but couldnt find any! Petco, petsmart... not even on their websites. -And I *know* I got them there before. Did they stop selling them in stores? Had to place an order online at amazon for a couple, which has its pros and cons because if I remember right, each ledge was supposed to be around $8-9 but amazon had them for $5, unfortunately I didnt get to pick the colors whomp whomp whomp   :P

Anybody know if they have stopped selling in stores? I didnt even think to check walmart -darn! I think I remember they had some at one point too...
Pocket Pets Adoption Center / Orange Mouse, +\- 1 St. Louis area
« Last post by notsaying on October 21, 2017, 11:51:39 AM »
It is with deep regret that I post this.

I have a male mouse who I estimate is a bit under 1 year old who is looking for a new home.

I am re homing him because I have significantly less time than I thought I would this year, and am consequently not taking great carrot him. Additionally, he is disliked enough by my roommates that he is causing problems.

He has health issues (i.e. bald spots and squeaking) which have yet to be dial hosed- I more than happy to get him to a vet (and pay for it) if you need me to prior to getting him.

He is a sweet little guy; never bitten me, even when he is icrediably stressed out.

Let me know if your interested
Rat Care Corner / Re: Tobi and Irish getting along?
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on October 20, 2017, 10:58:09 PM »
Well they just had a little tussle. Looks like Irish doesn't want to share the igloo with Tobi. When I got over to the cage they both looked at me and Tobi went back to the space pod.

I check on both of them and didn't see any blood. I found one possible indent around the middle of Tobi's back, but no obvious injuries.

If I miss spelled anything it's because I'm using my iPad, which our instructors at school had us turn spell check and auto-correct off.
Rat Care Corner / Re: Tobi and Irish getting along?
« Last post by BigBen on October 20, 2017, 06:32:09 PM »
My guess is that if there were going to be real hostilities, you'd already be seeing them.  Remember the old rule:  no blood, no foul.  Even though neutered, they still have to work out the dominance, and it only prolongs the process to interfere when not absolutely necessary.  If you catch them cuddling, then even if they are noisy at other times, it's okay.

If you start seeing fluffing up, arched backs, sidling (one rat moving his butt sideways into the other), that sort of thing, you might want to consider intervening.  If they tussle, observe what the aggressor's goal is.  If it's the neck, it's not serious antagonism; if the butt, keep a sharp eye out (that could be possible hostility, not just dominance).  There may be noise and there may be squeaking; this is normal.  Sometimes holding the two simultaneously can help, because it sends the message that you, the true alpha, consider both of them part of the mischief.  Vanilla on the neck and the rump (a small drop in each place) is supposed to help, though I've not seen it make a clear difference.  If they didn't lick the honey off each other, then smearing them with yoghurt isn't likely to work either.

Stressful experiences they could share would be a car ride in the same carrier, over a twisty, bumpy route with the radio fairly high.  Or time together in the tub with only a small island for them to take refuge on together as the water rises.
Rat Care Corner / Re: Tobi and Irish getting along?
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on October 20, 2017, 06:24:20 PM »
I just got home from school. Husband watched them for me and said they were very calm. After doing some quick checking of their incisions, I watched as Irish walked around, look at Tobi(who was in the space pod) a couple times, and then he just walked back to his corner. He didn't seem to care. He may still be doped up, but I'm happy with what I saw.

No I have to wait until I can introduce them to their little sisters~
Sorry you had losses so close together. These little guys leave such a big hole in your heart. Don't know if you've found your solution yet, but it's clear whichever way you go you're doing it out of love.  :heart:
Home Squeak Home / Re: Best/safest and QUIETEST wheel for rats?
« Last post by Been to the Mountaintop on October 20, 2017, 02:01:37 PM »
I forgot to mention, about the Wobust Wodent Wheels, that for some reason there was less pooping in when 1) I attached the wheel to the side although I had a stand, and 2) I sunk the money for the sandpaper-like insert. Go figure!  :doh:
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