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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #75 on: August 31, 2014, 09:13:23 PM »
Maybe he did! Haha. I believe it's crazy; out of all the houses in my neighborhood he chose the one garage where everyone is friendly and where one of the residents has rat children haha
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2014, 09:27:15 PM »
He planned it all out ;)

one time we had a friends kid leave us a baby rat running in our bathroom because he knew we liked rats and he didn't want it to get hurt. he finally told us he had left about a month after we had had the little thing. we were furious, but at least he left it a rat friendly home!
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2014, 09:54:43 PM »
Hahaha! Well it was kind of him to care for the baby rat like that
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #78 on: September 05, 2014, 11:39:19 PM »
So here is a wonderful update. Louie walked out of his cage and into a blanket I was holding twice the other night. He's also no longer afraid of my hand being in the cage.
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #79 on: September 06, 2014, 12:14:32 PM »
So here is a wonderful update. Louie walked out of his cage and into a blanket I was holding twice the other night. He's also no longer afraid of my hand being in the cage.

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #80 on: September 06, 2014, 02:28:00 PM »
Woo!  Go Louie!

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #81 on: September 06, 2014, 10:03:11 PM »
Yay for Louie!  I'm so glad you decided to take him in.  :thumbsup2:
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #82 on: September 08, 2014, 05:33:07 PM »
Yay! :) Progress is always good. But uh.... pictures?!!!? :poke:
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #83 on: September 09, 2014, 06:07:09 PM »
Yay! :) Progress is always good. But uh.... pictures?!!!? :poke:

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #85 on: September 10, 2014, 02:54:43 PM »
He's gorgeous, and looking very relaxed!  :)

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #86 on: September 10, 2014, 05:14:00 PM »
Yes he's so handsome! I'm still tying to figure out his clothing though because sometimes it looks like his belly and paws are whiter than the rest of his coat plus his fur is realt long and he sheds a lot
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #87 on: September 10, 2014, 10:01:15 PM »
Anyone want to take a guess at his age?
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #88 on: September 11, 2014, 08:25:01 AM »
If I had to guess just from the pics, I'd say 6 mos to a year.  But without seeing the way he moves, or watching his behavior, it's harder to tell.

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #89 on: September 11, 2014, 06:29:49 PM »
Wonderul news! Held him and pet him with my bare hands. He didn't bite, and didn't squeak! He also let me bathe him. I couldn't be happier with his progress
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2014, 08:18:11 PM »
Yay!!  Go Louie!

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #91 on: September 11, 2014, 08:49:41 PM »
Hooray Louie!!!  It sounds like he is pretty comfortable with you now.   :BlueDumboSmile:

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #92 on: September 11, 2014, 11:38:54 PM »
He let you bathe him! Wow! Good thing you never gave up on him.

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #93 on: September 11, 2014, 11:50:29 PM »
Yaaay!  He is so lucky to have you!  He is a very handsome boy!  I had a rat with the same exact coloring and he was unbelievably soft.  He had ruby eyes.  I think the coloring is called dove or champaigne...Awww...now I'm missing my sweet Ratty...

Enjoy!  I bet he's going to be a cuddler:)

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #94 on: September 12, 2014, 01:02:12 AM »
Yes his fur is so silky! He puts my girls to shame, haha!
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #95 on: September 12, 2014, 02:22:42 PM »
So within the next two weeks he will be in a Martins R695 all by himself with a massive amount of toys. If I decide to give him a friend what would be the best way to do that? I've read  that introducing a young male rat would be best. Louie seems friendly enough to my girls, but that's bc they're ladies and he's a little flirt.
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #96 on: September 12, 2014, 02:49:25 PM »
So within the next two weeks he will be in a Martins R695 all by himself with a massive amount of toys. If I decide to give him a friend what would be the best way to do that? I've read  that introducing a young male rat would be best. Louie seems friendly enough to my girls, but that's bc they're ladies and he's a little flirt.

Some boys take well to younger males and some don't.  I have had it both ways.  Best I can say is to have a second cage handy for the other friend/friends you are bringing in for him because it is not a quick thing, intros   ::)  Your choice on sexes, if you know he does ok with girls maybe consider neutering him and intro'ing a new set of ladies?  Over the last few years when it came to introducing boys to each other I started getting fed up because we always had to many hormones flying, I resorted to neutering then doing the boy intros once the hormones calmed down.   :confused:

Edited to add that if you do neuter him, wait a minimum of two weeks to let him meet intact lady rats.
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #97 on: September 13, 2014, 09:53:46 AM »
I'll be posting videos of Louie later today but I want to post this now. It's hard to see, but like his tail his belly is patterned. His paws, chest, and belly are white while the rest of him is darker, like a champagne color that was talked about in previous posts.

He's surprising me more and more everyday! 
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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #98 on: September 13, 2014, 10:07:34 AM »
He's so pretty!

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Re: White, semi friendly rat in my garage
« Reply #99 on: September 13, 2014, 10:21:11 AM »
Thank you!! He is! :)
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