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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #125 on: April 22, 2016, 08:04:35 AM »
She is so precious!! :heart:

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #126 on: April 22, 2016, 08:09:37 AM »
Oh goodness!  I'm glad they're growing outside her mouth so that she can at least go longer between trims! 

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #127 on: May 03, 2016, 01:35:17 PM »
How are Pele and the amazing multiplying rescue? Do you need supplies? We're down to our last two and we have... everything.
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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2016, 07:51:38 AM »
Pele is great.  The every 3 week trim with Teefs going in at the same time is working out pretty well.  She's about 6 months now and weights 218 grams.  She's active and lean and loves to play...her way...shaking her head, batting at me with her front paws etc :D

HATES being picked up and held to look at her teeth, anything remotely like that and she struggles and makes silent "you are KILLING me" faces.

LOVES being held in my arms or in my lap and stroked, and cuddling, and licking me gently, and taking care of her oldies and me of course  :cheeky:

My beautiful little hamster-head  :heart: :heart:

Not liking her baytril (shes snuffly right now which always worries me)





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Momma licks and forgiveness for the baytril :)



the rescue situation has settled down to a dull roar.  William the dad has 6 boys and adores them.  Siobhan, Iona, Gatsby the rat-mouse have 8 girls...and bedlam as only baby girls can cause.  Serious mom S is learning to play, and really adores hand-wrestling now :)  Gatsby the mouse had some identity issues once the babies grew up too much.  What is MY Purpose in Life beyond being a Nanny to tiny babies.  He seemed depressed and unhappy but I talked with Arlene and she talked to him, and he rebounded.  Now he sleeps with the rats but especially mom S and seems much happier :)

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #129 on: June 05, 2016, 09:11:56 AM »
WHEEEE Pele update!!! Nobody can be uncheered by a Pele pic.
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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #130 on: June 06, 2016, 09:40:10 AM »
She is such a precious girl!  Her personality is written all over her!  :)

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #131 on: June 20, 2016, 02:30:03 PM »
Just a wee glimpse into Pele's caretaker life.

Here she is with the new rescue boy Emmett, who came in with a facial abscess, but then his big brother beat him up for his "off" behaviour a day later.  Yep, poor Emmett has PT and has now been paired with an elderly head waving manic girl...but Pele likes him too and will happily let him use her as a pillow most times...and sometimes she just stands on him. Poor confused Emmett.



Pele in the background, lip flapping away :D






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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #132 on: June 20, 2016, 03:55:34 PM »
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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #133 on: June 20, 2016, 03:56:41 PM »
So much cute!

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #134 on: June 21, 2016, 09:19:54 PM »
Enquiring minds want to know--what is lip flapping?
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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #135 on: June 22, 2016, 01:14:02 PM »
Enquiring minds want to know--what is lip flapping?

Hahaha some rats will roll their tongues and smack their gums together as their version of bruxxing.  Its a failing of mine, I get all *gooey*melty* when I see it.  I finally got one decent video of it years ago with Sage as a baby.  She lip flaps right at the end. :)  Pele does it most likely because her mouth feels funny from the damage done.  She may have never been a lip flapper normally, but she is now. :D

http://vid61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/rattiluv/Sage%20and%20Dusty%20%20Oct%2016%2011/oct18Sagelipflapping-1.mp4

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #136 on: June 24, 2016, 09:52:43 AM »
Some better pics of Pele, she was super playful last night :D

Looks like someone is going to need her hind talons trimmed tonight...she is NOT going to be happy :P






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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #137 on: June 24, 2016, 11:34:33 AM »
We had a rattie who grew toenails at warp speed. Lava ledges, brick by water bottle, etc made no diff. When I clipped his toenails, he would painstakingly check them over and over, as if counting to see if I had amputated any toes.  ;D
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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #138 on: August 17, 2016, 10:49:12 AM »
OK time for more Pele pics...been so busy with other ratters, I kept forgetting to upload them off my camera LOL...can you believe she's 9 months old now???  :shocked2:



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Hanging out with some little babies who are leaving next week...they adored her!




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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #139 on: August 17, 2016, 10:29:24 PM »
She is so precious!  I didn't realize how short her nose was!  She looks like a short-eared bunny!

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #140 on: August 18, 2016, 02:15:26 PM »
Did you spay her at some point?  How did she handle anaesthesia? 

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #141 on: August 18, 2016, 08:14:44 PM »
No spay. My vet started disappearing on me so I didn't have (and stil don't have) a competent vet.  :puppy_dog_eyes:
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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #142 on: August 18, 2016, 08:17:58 PM »
She is so precious!  I didn't realize how short her nose was!  She looks like a short-eared bunny!

A happy bunny-hamster-rat headed girl  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #143 on: August 19, 2016, 12:06:07 AM »
So then how is she hanging with all those boys?!

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #144 on: August 19, 2016, 04:58:41 PM »
So then how is she hanging with all those boys?!

The babies are 4 weeks old, she's a tiny rat.
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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #145 on: August 20, 2016, 07:14:56 PM »
I weighed Pele today and she's 235 grams and pretty much full grown. :)

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #146 on: August 21, 2016, 12:56:32 AM »
Oh wow, I thought my special needs guy Ebi was tiny!  He's just a smidge under 300, which I suppose is still small for a boy.

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #147 on: August 21, 2016, 07:32:49 AM »
He IS tiny!!!  Post your sweetie here? I'd love to see him :)

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #148 on: August 24, 2016, 12:42:38 AM »
He IS tiny!!!  Post your sweetie here? I'd love to see him :)

Let's see if these links work, if not I'll upload pics to a normal hosting site.  Here's Ebi in all of his ridiculous cuteness:


Here he is with normal-sized Lord Fuzzington for comparison haha:


He was a runt, then developed what the vet thinks was meningitis, then he had chronic joint abscesses until we finally nailed down a med combo that fought them off.  Poor little dude has had a rough time, but he turns a year in a few weeks, so he's definitely beat the odds.  Aside from fused elbows, he putters around fine and seems pretty normal, all 280 grams of him!

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Re: Meet Pele My Brave Baby Girl
« Reply #149 on: August 24, 2016, 10:01:36 AM »
Ewwwww what a tough little fellow!!!  Can I ask about the joint abscesses?  I have a nakie girl who was dumped outside with 28 other rats, she has ongoing internal abscesses. I am treating with baytril and metronidazole but wondered what needs worked for your lad?

I adore that pic with him and his normal sized nakie brother. :)