Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Brother rats

Brothers Gabby rat and Drinky rat napping in their favorite corner in their favorite way.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Babies on the go...

The babies rats were separated from momma Isis rat last night and I think it was harder on me than it was for them. The kids will be 5 weeks old this week and are were well on the way of eating their block and other solids as well drinking from the water bottles. Momma Isis looked a little sad when she was moved back in with her friend Amelia rat, but they settled back in together very well with only a couple of forlorn looks towards the baby rats cage.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday rats

Momma Isis rat naps with baby Drinky rat and baby Gabby rat.

Club Rat

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

All In The Ratty Family

Poppa Chaucer rat muses while eating a treat.

"Treats is a serious thing."

Momma Iris rat gathers baby Gabby rat and baby Drinky rat around her. Today the babies are three weeks old.

Baby Drinky rat and baby Gabby rat stand guard for momma Isis rat.

"Hello, world. Where are the treats?"

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Furrbutt Farms Rat Rescue

A woman dotes on more than 30 rats she rescues and hopes to place in good homes.
Furrbutt Farms Rat Rescue website.
News videos here and here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Young rats on the go

When the baby rats want to go, they go. It's very hard to get them still long enough for pictures.

Frisky baby boy rats

Now a little over two weeks old, the ratty baby boys eyes are wide open and they are up and running. I watched while Drinky rat raided momma's food stash, grabbing a yoggie cheerio and munching away on it. Gabby rat even tried to steal the yoggie cheerio away from Drinky rat. A lower hanging water bottle has been added should the baby boys be interested in drinking in their own. When I play with Drinky rat I am certain I hear and feel him bruxing. Both ratty boys love playtime away from momma and momma Isis rat does not seem to mind the free time. The baby boy rats are starting to finger wrestle with me, giving me little bits and licks on my finger tips.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

momma and baby rats

"That's enough, o.k.?!"

"I see you..."

"I see you, too..."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Baby Update

The two "boys," tentatively named Gabby and Drinky, are doing well. Both ratty babies are active and respond well to stimuli. This evening the ratty babies greeted me, licking my fingers and snuggled into my hand and were both excited to explore the world outside the nest. Momma Isis rat is well, too.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Baby Rats in Motion

Fuzzy updates

Almost a week old, the rattie babies snuggle in their corner while momma Isis rat is entertained. The babies are getting used to being handled.