Duncan is my oldest rattie currently. He is an agouti-blue dumbo who is very warm and snuggly. The distinguishing feature about Duncan is his enthusiasm for travel. The first time I brought him on a walk outside he bruxed the entire time and sat on my shoulder so excited for everything new that he could see and smell!
This was in the summer and I started to take him out on my short daily walks and let him run around where I knew it was safe. He usually didn't even want to roam around, he
Good bye, you never knew me. I never knew you either, but I tried, and
one day I thought I touched you, felt your heart flutter once, and
you just laughed out loud and ran, skirt flying in the breeze.
Good day, you said - and it was too, so nice and warm, and
that day I kissed your lips, so soft, so warm, and
you let me touch your breast, felt your heart flutter once, and
you just laughed out loud and ran, skirt flying in the breeze.
It begins like this, like walls writ-up in blood, or its cheaper simulacrum – like paths made clean, through night sky rambling, through day time dreaming, and you’re stepping it up a gear, but the blood is pounding in your ears, and underneath you’re falling – falling into a step that you didn't even know was there.
So lets consider – who knows your dreams but you? Who knows your frantic fumblings, in back-yards of churches, in places forgotten, where angels die nightly, where the
Gotta start this as it needs to be started in order to have an end, you know? This all wells up like dark oil from deep sea hole inna ground, or like some sort of seething mass of worms as they bubble from offn a black sheep carcas, eyes rotted and pecked at by the creaking iron magpies - hear them screaming in the wind like old weathervane...
This is the nightmare magick that cancer festers in the bones and always strips you screaming bare and ***** you up against the school toilet
We found it under the bed, it was, like crumpled up - it had
blood on the corner, and was, like burnt on one side - it had
no reason, just 'good bye', shaky hand, drips of tears.
She was half naked on the bed, she was, like crumpled up - she had
knife in one hand, and was, like broken puppet without strings - she had
no reason, just 'good bye', blue lips, eyes open.
(This is simply a poem I wrote as an ode to William Burroughs. The imagery is pretty self explanatory.)
Sitting stone-still in borrowed suit and creases box-wise still screaming 'fraud!' like dancing in a pool-party with the pretty-pretty set and all the while just bone-crush comedown of that freebase done to keep it cool.
And in my head the conversation like watching bar room scene of ****-mission singletons shrinking in their skins and hiding wrinkles with caking makeup
A month or so ago I finally convinced my boyfriend to have pet rats. It was an exciting step in both our relationship and the goal to finally owning rats here. I've been working my butt off in order to meet my own career goals and be able to support our future little critters.
I've made lists of cage items I want to buy, and if the right deals appear I'll get them already (Not perishable items though).
Last night I had finally put in a request for 3 possible baby girl
I have seen many posts and had many questions debating whether rats are low maintenance pets or not. When people ask me if rats are low maintenance, I will tell them YES! Rats are lovely low maintenance pets. I would like to distinguish the difference however between a low maintenance pet and a no-maintenance pet. Though rats are lovely pets and easy to take care of, pet rocks are much easier. In fact, I believe that the only pet that does not require any maintenance would be a pet rock. But back
This is mostly a copy/paste from my post in the Rainbow Bridge forum.
My sweet little princess passed away a few days ago. She was an estimated two and a half years old, and I had only had her for two years (she was almost fully grown when I got her). Her picture will be below, but she was a pink-eyed-white. I hadn't owned rats in a while, so a few years back I bought a lovely pair of girls (Delphi and Khaleesi). Delphi got sick and unfortunately passed the day before the vet visit, and Cheeseball
Originally Posted by meldiggity
Hello sorry for taking so long to put these pictures on I was finally able to get a hold of someone with a camera to post these on to.
Please take a look at these pictures. If anyone has articles or useful information for me to read about this please post them on.
I took her to the vet and she had no idea what was going on and the doc said she had never seen anything like that before :/
She called a couple days later and concluded that this can be a possible mites infestation,
Tried and tested shelving idea ^_^
I first tried this when my old wooden shelving in my rat cage began to split. It can last anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months depending on whether your ratties are litter trained or not, if they are base chewers make sure the tape / glue is non-toxic. Mine aren't so I have no issues. Works best on cages without mesh wiring and with horizontal bars.
Items Needed: Version 1Any thin wood such as thin plywood, the base in drawers is perfect.
I have never dreamt of having a rat as a pet but, quite simply, I'm glad I invested in them as they have bought so much joy and happiness into my life in a matter of days.
I was never keen on rats, never keen on holding them either. It's kind of silly how I ended up buying my rats, sad too. We were watching the film Ratatouille and at the end of it, we decided we'd go to a pet store and look at the animals (mostly rats) in the end we spontaneously bought our 4 boys and it definitely isn't
I had a dream where I was finally at a point were I could own rats, and in it I was busy trying to find some. It was a dream filled with excitement and emotion. We had moved to another apartment and apparently the old tenants left their three boy rats behind. I didn't notice this until days later when I found their cage and all three were huddled up. I was so thankful to find them and that they became mine. The feelings in this dream were so strong and felt very real. When I woke up I was sad that
Originally Posted by JennieLove
New hair! Whoohoo!
I'm just rambling my thoughts on here.
Five years ago I started looking into getting a pair of rats. I was living in the US at the time and everything was familiar territory to me. Back then the internet and youtube didn't have a lot about rats and there was plenty of false information floating around. I am glad that I didn't end up getting rats at that time for multiple reasons, main one being that the information was really bad and that I had no idea I'd be living in another country
This is my latest idea, it's quick, easy and so much fun for your little buddys.scissors
sewing needle and thread
Simply remover the part of the bra that fastens around your back, leaving the straps attached to cups but detached from the back part.
Sew together the bottom of the cups back to back
Then sew the loose ends of the bra straps to the opposite end of the top of the cups
Hang from cage and enjoy
(will be adding photos at later date)
Updated 08-27-2015 at 01:53 PM by StonerGirlandHerRatties
Originally Posted by Mannie'sMom
Originally Posted by Mannie'sMom
Oh, sorry, I didn't read the whole thing, so I just talked about dehydration mostly.
Fastest bonding that I've had with my rat is not just giving treats but 'how' I give them: I spoon feed him.
There is a great rat author named Debbie Ducommun. Libraries should have her books; you don't have to buy them--great advice in there.
Get a baby spoon, the kind coated for comfort, then get a sampling of baby food (Beechnut, Gerbers, whatever): Carrots; squash; beef;
Originally Posted by Mannie'sMom
I had this same problem with our new rat. He couldn't get enough water from the bottle so my husband squeezed some out and then he lapped it up off the plastic ledge that led from the ladder, so we got a heavy crock and filled it with cold bottled water (put in an ice cube to cool it), and he drank like he hadn't seen water in forever.
If your rats are eating a diet with a lot of water content they might not drink as much, like if you feed them little bits of watermelon, or baby food
I'm learning, or I should say Mannie is teaching me his tricks.
He likes to be out of his cage, now--comes out fast instead of hesitantly, and today good lord, I had a time getting him to go back in.
I won't pick him up (or try to) because we're still bonding, so I have to coax him in.
Today, he went up in the 'wall pouch'; it is a blanket that I tacked to the wall for insulation (old house; that room is colder than others), and I didn't take it down for
I found a litter of babies for adoption from a foster-organization up near Orlando. If I get approved, I'll get two (hopefully three if I can convince my partner ).
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[BORING STORY]Hello, I'm Sky and I'm 14.Before you say it...Yes, I'm pretty young...But believe me when i say I've done my research.I've always had hamsters, mice and ferrets through out my life but I've only ever really wanted rats. Like most people though, I had parents who HATED rats and were disgusted by them but after 2 years straight of trying to convince them for one i finally got one....She was a petstore rat (Theres no breeders or rescues near) she was all white besides a little fawn colored
I've got to tell you guys about my baby rat! All about her! Her name is Blaire.
Athena gave birth June 8th in the afternoon, much to my surprise. There were technically 3 babies total, one stillborn (also decapitated....) and two lives ones. Another one died that night, and the third one doesn't have her whole tail. I wish I knew why she's missing a good part of her tail. She had a scab on the end of it until recently.
This litter was completely
I'm going to stop posting here, but Silvia and Nugget have an other blog that is easier to manage as well as follow. There doesn't seem to be much of a blog type audience here, so I figure I might as well blog on a blog site, and post forum posts on a forum site.
nuggetandsilvia.tumblr.com is the place to see photos and stories of Nugget and Silvia's adorable lives.
Morning Snuggles with daddy while watching Criminal Minds : )
Finally, a good picture of Nugget’s eyes! You can see the difference, though it’s not extreme like some cases of odd eye.
The pictures below are not of a rat who passed away, though they look like it, thus this little warning. Silvia is fine.
We were watching netflix and she let me tip her over and pet her belly. Never having a rat this comfortable before, I actually moved her after I took the pictures, fearing she was sick, but no, she ran back over to me for more snuggles! I am AMAZED.
Happy Hammock ratties after individual cuddle time! Also, Nugget's right eye is a darker red then her left, not by much, but it's only noticeable if you are looking for it. In this photo, it just looks like her eye is in shadow, but it's actually a darker red that is noticeable in good lighting or sun light. I didn't notice it until the second day because the first day she was too nervous to handle.
Updated 06-06-2015 at 12:30 PM by Roddy St. James
So nugget has adopted the extremely cute way of drinking by dipping her hands in the water and bringing it to her mouth, and it is extremely cute. I've heard this is a rare but not uncommon occurrence with rats who have water dishes in stead of water bottles.
Today is the first day that the girls have slept through the day without waking up every ten minutes to see what i am doing. i am taking that as a sign that they are finally starting to settle down. In fact i looked in on them earlier just to check they were ok and i got a look from Kaylee who turned round and went back to sleep.
River is having a bad day today. she has a neurological condition which means her back legs dont work fully. shes been to the vet and while they don't know
Originally Posted by JoshRmc1989
I recently had surgery and I'm In the recovery phase of counting the dots on my ceiling, my little buddies are both my comfort and entertainment. I had stones removed from my kidneys. So, you can imagine how uncomfortable I was when I awoke a few minutes ago to some loud rustling going on from my cage. I found out that Jean (The lowest in the hi archy) was humping Marv (Dominant Alpha). Now usually Marv humps jean... a lot, especially when I let them out to play. So of course I was a bit surprised
I took the Edna and Rose to a local vet in town to get checked up for URIs. Everything was completely fine. Skin and fur are perfect, noses are clear, appetite and hydration are fine. Lungs sound fine. Turns out they're just irritated. Now, I'm not sure if it's form their old bedding, dust in my room, or allergies. They'll be getting some steam treatment tonight and tomorrow so hopefully that will fix things right up.
Edna and Rose were pretty well behaved at the vet's office.
Originally Posted by Smilebud
My St. Patrick's Day babies! Russel is the black Berkshire variegated, and Carmen is the mismarked capped tan one. Carmagoo is a sleepy cuddled. My boyfriend calls him a little stoner lol, all he wants to do is chill with Mama. I trust him in the bed at night when the other half is sleeping, because he won't crawl over and bug him. If I fall asleep he falls asleep right next to me. He's already a swishy butt, I can mush him up into a rat ball and chomp on his head and he just bruxes like crazy!
Can ratites eat hard raw carrots
Well, this might be long so settle in
I'm going through a lot right now with my rats and I'm kind of tired of always trying to talk about it and nobody gets it, or they just shrug and say sorry.. Hopefully you guys get it.
I don't know, my two girls are super old. One is almost more tumors than body with undying zest for climbing and playing still; but I know her time is soon and as soon as she stops rolling the back back to me I'm going to have to help her go bummer.
The first day of socializing Kiki and Sabrina was the hardest. They peed on all my clothes, and Kiki had the great displeasure of discovering gravity for the first time. I had the great displeasure of finding that rats could hiss.
I also learned that Kiki is the more outgoing of the two. She hates sitting still, even if it's to be held or petted. But she learned quickly to take treats from my palm. Today, she even stuck her head outside the cage to get them and crawled
I'm at work.
I want to cuddle my rats.
The struggle is real.
It's been a busy week between taking care of my mother post hip replacement and working my regular job but I've still found time to work with the ratties every day for at least a good forty-five minutes to an hour. Mamma has been getting steadily more comfortable with my hand at the door of the cage or outside it(she still nips if I'm poking around in the cage but not enough to hurt, I guess this is just her way).
Thursday we had a real breakthrough though! A friend will be staying
I think to avoid posting ten million topics on the forum, I'll start keeping a blog of the amusing things I'm inclined to share and just post topics when I have questions and the like.
So to start us off, I'd like to talk about my renewed efforts to get properly acquainted with Mamma, the hairless rescue I took in a little over a month ago. I'll spare you all from the lengthy details of acquiring her and simply say I thought I was adopting a boy and ended up with a pregnant, totally
Cuties being cuties
Winona needs a loving home in the Los Angeles area!<3
Hi, so I recently bought three rats from a breeder in November
Buying three was just too much for me. So I want to find a good home for Winona because she is the youngest.
Her name is Winona. She is a white and blue, grey dumbo. She is five months old. She is very sweet, but very shy.
She's just too young for me. Especially since my rat Frida is about three years old.
I live in Los Angeles, California. If anyone is interested please message me!!!!!
Updated 02-01-2015 at 05:16 PM by Frida_Ramona
So I was at food city today and I saw this candy:
Its a jelly belly candy
On the side it has care instructions--->
in the third pic in red letters it says "SEE CARD INSIDE FOR FUN FACTS ABOUT RATS"
i thought it was super cute and i thought that you guys might want to see!
Well I checked the cage this morning and my ratties seem to be doing ok..
They were both asleep in their little bed. Lady seemed to be breathing fine which is a relief.. I am definitely still going to the vet on Sunday, but I am relieved to see that she hasn't gotten any worse since yesterday..
Oh and I have recently discovered that my rats love eating uncooked vegetable noodles... i can hear Lady chewing on them at like 2 a.m.
Originally Posted by Jess <3
Hey everyone, these are my three new adorable girlies:
Attachment 182162(click to enlarge)
In order from front to back, their names as of yet are Nina, Thea and Bonnie.
Not gonna lie, i was only going to get two, i had my eye on Thea and Nina but Bonnie was doing everything in her power to get my attention plus she looks like a past rat of mine, Ebony, so i ended up with all three! I'm waiting a couple of weeks and then i'll introduce them to Sansa
this is marv ! we just got him a few days ago from Monster pets in Audubon, NJ.
We introduced him to Jerry...didn't go soo well... at first all they did was smell then jerry looked to be dominating and it wasnt looking to well so i seprated them for the time being i have them in the same cage just different levels that way they can still see one another and smell eachothers scent. i even catch my rat jerry climbing up the cage to get a quick
Well, i have two male dumbo's.
Flash; who is a blue hooded.
Jack; whom is a buff hooded.
D.O.B - 7th December 2013
both have the same as they're brothers,
Became my best friends on the 17th January just at 6 little weeks old.
Had no major problems with them except their dominance fighting which scares me alot but now i know why they're doing it. I brought flash first as i was only planning on having one at first but then found out
Updated 09-19-2014 at 11:21 AM by aimleigh
I have 3 current pink tail boyo's
I received my boys the same week I got my lip pierced, so I have had them for about a year and a half. There were originally 4, Batman, Robin, Rouqfort, and KitKat. I was hospitalized for personal reasons and when my mother came to visit me, she informed me that Batman died.
I sadly have no pictures on my phone of Batman, my phone I had at the time busted and I lost everything... I can describe his coat though, he was the complete
Updated 09-10-2014 at 12:29 AM by Namaste_RatMother
As a few of you may know I had taken Blaze (my oldest rat at 9-10 months old) to the vet this morning. The check up went fine, the doctor said his coat and teeth and eyes looks good. Then she listened to his lungs and also said they sounded fine. But because of the sneezing and red around his nose she still prescribed the typical medicine for a URI (Upper respiratory infection) Since his second dose around 4 hours ago I haven't heard him sneeze at all! I am super happy that the medicine worked so