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So I just got 2 more boys. Bringing me up to 11 rats. 7 girls & 4 boys!

They were being rehomed on craigslist with a cage & playpen. The playpen I will use for my guinea pigs when they play outside, perhaps use it for baby rats but prob not. But the cage is nice.
It was so filthy dirty, I cant imagine the last time they scrubbed it down :( eww. They couldnt even clean it before giving it to me? lol

The boys were both pretty dirty too, but I am going to give them a bath with my current guys to introduce them all. So far the meeting did not go well at all. My Maly was being a jerk. The new guy had some blood but it doesn't look like he is hurt & I can't tell where the blood came from. Hopefully after a bath intro everyone will get along...I hope.

Both of the new boys seem very friendly. They were obviously handled alot.

Their names were Apollo (black) & Stewart (blue), I might let my husband rename Apollo though I am ok with that name. Stewart is now Discord though.






 

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Adorable rats! I had that cage before my dfn. Hated it. It actually had 3 shelves and other stuff too, but super annoying to keep clean..
 

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Yeah the cage came with three shelves too, they were soaking at the time. They are a pain in the butt majorly. I will probably be getting rid of them and just using hammocks/baskets. I might keep one because I am thinking these guys are much older then I was told...

They told me they were 6 months old. But these guys are huge & fully grown so I doubt that. They also look a bit like age has hit them. But I am still glad, they can finish off their retirement being spoiled :) I am trying to teach them about free range time now. They are so cute & just unsure if they should be out. My Maly is kindof a butthead & he kept shoving his balls in the new guys faces. I have heard alot about dominance stuff but that is just strange to me idk. But this morning I found them all cuddled up together sleeping.
 

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Oh, they are so pretty and I'm glad you took them in! I'm thinking maybe they are not too old but look so because they are not quite fit? I mean, maybe they were handled a lot but if they didn't get to play outside, their limbs might be a little stiff. My sister had a guinea pig she didn't take outside to play (please let's not discuss this 10-year-old event or I still might smack my sister on the head) and he developed paralysis so quickly, poor thing. So maybe those ratties just need a good old exercise!
In any case, I'm sure they'll live happy by your side!
 

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You're beating me by 1! Looks like I'll just have to get more. X) kiddinggg.
 
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