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Rat Care Corner / Re: Talking In His Sleep?????
« Last post by purple rat on December 12, 2017, 07:33:03 AM »
I'm always worried that odd breathing noises could be a respiratory issue, so I'd bring him to the vet.
Rat Care Corner / Talking In His Sleep?????
« Last post by MinervaThonosi on December 08, 2017, 06:19:48 PM »
So Tobi has picked up a new habit. Occasionally, while he's sleeping, he "talks". It's a higher sound than what Zucchini makes when she's excited. Which is ironic seeing as Zucchini is my smallest rat and Tobi is the biggest. Today I had just gotten home and when I opened the bedroom door I heard the "talking". I was instantly worried, because it sounds like soft squeaking. I thought someone was in pain. Nope. Tobi was just curled up in a hide with Irish. Is this normal or something to worry about?  :help:
Pack Rat Swap Meet - Marketplace / Re: Kat's Rat Mats is back!
« Last post by javakittie on November 30, 2017, 08:19:59 AM »
Everyone meet Klyg! He doesn't mean to be naughty, but all those presents are just so darn tasty! Help him get on Santa's Good List this holiday season by giving him a loving home with your ratties.  :BlueDumboBigEyes:

Find Klyg in the shop, along with lots of other terrific cozy gifts for your pampered pets.

Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: A sad day for the rat world
« Last post by purple rat on November 30, 2017, 07:46:34 AM »
I agree - so sad  :'(
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: A sad day for the rat world
« Last post by gramma2jaakk on November 29, 2017, 10:10:11 AM »
 :'( So sad! Yes, the world is now a sadder place.
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / A sad day for the rat world
« Last post by BigBen on November 29, 2017, 01:23:11 AM »
Those of you who remember the extremely photogenic rat, Marty Mouse, may know that his mother adopted three almost equally cute brothers a few years ago, after Marty died.  She is a professional photographer and has been documenting their adventures on a Web site called  Wimbley died over a year ago of a pituitary tumor, Milo died earlier this year, and now Fibbs has died suddenly of old age, a couple of months short of his third birthday.  The conceit was that Fibbs ran for President of the United States as the nominee of the Donutcratic Party (slogan:  "Peace, Love, Doughnuts") and has been governing the country since the election.

I don't know why, exactly, but losing each of these boys has been like losing one of my own rats.  They were all adorable.  Each had a strong personality that came through in the photos; Fibbs in particular had a mischievous twinkle in his eyes.  Marty was a very persuasive rat ambassador in his time, and Milo, Wimbley, and Fibbs ably carried on the tradition.  The world is a poorer place without them.
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / #RattieBlackFriday2017
« Last post by ratluver372 on November 24, 2017, 05:03:48 PM »
Check out #RattieBlackFriday2017 as we'll be doing the best we can to update you on promos, codes, and sales that are related to rats and rescues this Black Friday through Cyber Monday! Don't forget to also check #BusinessesThatHelpRescues ​as we are highlighting those businesses who have helped us and the rescues we help! <3
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Re: 2017 TTR Secret Santa Signups!
« Last post by ratluver372 on November 24, 2017, 04:02:59 PM »
Secret Santa matches have all bee sent out! Please email us if you have not received one and signed up.

Please confirm receipt of the match. We expect everyone to stick to the timeline and gift minimum.

Thank you, and have fun!
Rat Tails & Mug Shots / Rattie Giving Trees are live- help a rescue- or 14!
« Last post by ratluver372 on November 24, 2017, 04:01:39 PM »
Up to three trees are set up to help each of the rescues that have registered with The Travelin' Rat during 2017. These rescues deal with surrenders and hoarding situations and abuse cases all year long and we'd like to help bring some joy to them this holiday season!
If you would like to participate in this event, click on on a tree link under the rescue, then click on an ornament to see more info about one of the rescue's rats and a donation button. (Some rescues do not have rats available right now, so you may see other animals or rats that you can donate in memory of.) The rescues that have US 501(3)(3) status so can issue tax-deductible receipts are starred. ANY donation amount is appreciated!

*New this year: No set donation amounts!*

Thank you for any help that you can give, whether donating or sharing this fundraiser. 💗 We can't do this without all of you. We'd love for this to be a huge event and make the holidays a little brighter for the rescues this year!
Thank you to Shane Riley for ALL of his effort on this project! It could not be a reality without him!

Participating rescues:
Best Friend Rodent Rescue (tree will be added soon)
Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary
Charming Rat Rescue
Exotic Animal Rescue & Pet Sanctuary (EARPS, Inc.)
For The Love Of Rats Rescue
MN Pocket Pet Rescue
Mainely Rat Rescue
Our Little Rat Rescue, Inc. - Oklahoma
Rattie Ratz
Rifugio Jill Phipps
Saint Nicholas Mouse Rescue
Small Angels Rescue
Star's Rat Rescue
Tiny Toes Rat Rescue of New Mexico
Rat Care Corner / Re: Bedding/litter
« Last post by Michael C on November 21, 2017, 10:40:56 PM »
Hi! Did I hear my name?
I purchased the 10 lb. box of crinkled Kraft paper for $18.29. I ordered it online and had it sent to my nearest Staples location. They called when it arrived and I drove out to pick it up.

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