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Offline Leah...

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New family members!
« on: January 08, 2009, 03:52:33 pm »
Yup yup, it's happened again. Expanding beyond the world of dogs and cats... I'm a new mommy to three RATS! Hairless ones, at that.  ;D

Ruby is a ruby eyed white hairless rat, 4 or 5 months old.

May is a black hooded dumbo hairless rat, 3 months old.

Charlotte is a tan-ish gray furry rat, and only about 3 weeks old.

The dogs ADORE them, as do I. Has anyone else here had rats?
Leah
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Stinky- Silver Marten rabbit
Ruby, Mambo and Charlotte- Rats
Trevor- Frog
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Re: New family members!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 04:01:06 pm »
Good grief! What do you do in your spare time? hehe

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Re: New family members!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 04:05:08 pm »
Spare time?! Who needs that?

Haha The reality is, I'm homeschooled so I have plenty of time at home to spend with the animals.
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Mom to:
Sky- Australian Shepherd
Sammie- Newfoundland/Border Collie mix
Rose- Tortie/Tabby cat
Stinky- Silver Marten rabbit
Ruby, Mambo and Charlotte- Rats
Trevor- Frog
13 Millipedes
NO LONGER WITH US
Bailey the Wolf-Dog 1998-2007
Spanky- Rabbit 2000-2007

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Re: New family members!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 04:15:51 pm »
I had to look that up!


Aww, pretty cute  :)

I'm sure you'll think I'm a huge dork, but last week at the shop I ran away shrieking like a little girl from a huge rat we found. My coworkers now know I'm not 100% ferocious :o  :(
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 04:20:29 pm »
How cute...I love mice but I didn't know there were hairless ones. I like his little MC Hammer pants in the picture.

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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 04:25:44 pm »
I have reptiles so I am sorry thats my only experience with Rats. ;D  But I hear they make great pets

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Re: New family members!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 05:07:52 pm »
OMG- I love the hairless rat!  I had a beige and white rat when I was in high school.  Her name was Snuggles.  I just loved her.  She was way better than my old hamsters and guinea pigs.  She really lived up to her name!  Most people don't realize what good pets rats make.  They're supper smart and love affection.  Congrat to you on your new little additions!  ;D

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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 05:26:36 pm »
CongRATS to your new additions.  ;)

yup, I have rats, 2 of them.  Rex mix brothers Tater and Sunny, only one of them got the kinky rex hair though.  Right now we're keeping an eye on Tater though b/c he has a huge tumor on his left rear leg.  They just turned 2.  :D

My next rats though will be a hairless and a blue.  And I hope one of them is a dumbo.

here's a couple of pix of my two. (sorry for the crotch shot, Tater likes keeping close when outside  :-[  :P )
« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 05:28:46 pm by ZooCrew »

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Re: New family members!
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 05:30:14 pm »
Too Cute!! I didn't know you could get them harnesses!! Now I totally want one.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2009, 05:33:15 pm by 2Criminals »

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2009, 12:55:18 am »
Oh my dog the rat harness is really cute! Where do they sell them?

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009, 03:52:32 am »
noooo way! i've always wanted hairless rats. we've had mice, but not rats, but i have handled and cared for some in pet stores i worked at. however having cats who are mouse hunters, is very hard to get something like that.  a HL Rat or skinny pig is definately on my 'wanting to own' list. i prefer things bald...  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2009, 03:54:12 am »
Ugh , we have THREE ...... Late last summer my kids' turtle ate their frog , so we headed to the pet store for a new frog , and came home with three rats  ??? One is a black and white named after that Disney rat movie ... how do you spell it ? Ratatooie ? Then there's an albino my daughter named Cinderella , and then my other son picked out a hairless and named her Hunty ..... have no idea how he came up with that name . They are very tame but our's are still growing and keep wondering when they'll stop !
Plus , if one of my birds lands on their cage they try to knaw their feet off ! I had to move them to a seperate room .
They really freak me out .I have extra wiring all over their cage to make sure they don't get loose . haha I'm pathetic !  ;D

PS > When we were first married a house we rented became infested with rats .... so now I have issues !  :P
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2009, 04:17:26 am »
One is a black and white named after that Disney rat movie ... how do you spell it ? Ratatooie

Ratatouille!!! i love that movie... little Remy- so cute.
 
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Zero-Bull Terrier
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Repo- Jigsaw's baby Bull Terrier
Reba-Chinese Crested
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Robin the hermit crab and the 8 legged freak, Webley!
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2009, 04:56:12 am »
I like the hairless. :D

My son wanted 2 Rats for christmas. I couldn't find ANY breeders locally. Coming from a breeder I find they are alot friendlier and since they were for a 12 year old I wanted to make sure they were used to being handled. Otherwise if he was ever bitten they would become mine. LOL

I have enough of my own.. lol. Hmm let's see.. My cockatiel, my fish, 4 cats, a ferret and of course Bubba and Lola.

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2009, 05:00:32 am »
That's....cool...?   ??? hahaha, I had 2 pet rats a few years back, they're really smart! A cream and white hooded, and a black and white hooded- "Disney" and "Arnie" I think they were both girls though. I trained them to stay in my room, and they'd come when I'd call their names.. Mom was NOT happy about that...lol  :-*

Can't wait to see pics!