Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Little updates

Momma Isis rat let me in this morning. In fact she was ready and waiting for me and desperately wanting to come out for play and snuggle time. As she climbed onto my shoulder I was able to reach in and find three babies. Each time I picked on up Isis would calmly take the baby out of my hand and put it back. Otherwise Isis was not too upset. As Isis and I continued our inspections and while she was distracted I put in some fresh bedding to mix in with the soiled bedding. Isis allowed me to hold all three babies together for a short time: they are small but appear to be healthy and well fed. Each baby responded to my light touch with a wiggle and a small squeak. Momma Isis rat let me know it was time to put everyone back proceeded to rearrange her nesting materials.

Meanwhile, Amelia rat, who had some sort of respiratory issued and was separated from Isis rat during the last week of Isis's pregnancy, was taken out of her temporary cage and put back into the big, fun cage. Amelia rat literally lit up with glee when she realized she was going back home to her wheel, hammocks and multiple levels of running around space. Amelia rat inspected her old home and then had some quality time on her wheel before choosing which hammock to nap in.

3 comments:

Miss Steffy said...

I have been quiet and not commenting becuasse the laptop is a pain, but i had to comment so badly, congratulations!! I am keeping my fingers crossed for your new babies.

Trish said...

Thanks, Steffy. So far, we have barely seen the pups because Isis is keeping them buried under towels and is VERY protective. We are leaving well enough alone. In another week or so we'll try and handle them more. Our goal is to handle them before eyes open so they are super comfy with peoples from the get go...

The Fluffy Tribe said...

Awwww aren't they so cute. I luv it when Mom carries the babies around and puts them back. *sigh* I just love everything to do with the babies and mommies ~ Jane