Brothers Gabby rat and Drinky rat napping in their favorite corner in their favorite way.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
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
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Poppa Chaucer rat muses while eating a treat.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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
Thursday, October 04, 2007
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.