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We got our new ratties!! Yah!! :lol: I have been thinking that they are dumbo eared but I am not sure. Are they?

 

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Definitely dumbo. :)

See the difference?

My rescue dumbo (only one ever) Tosca surrounded by standard or top eared girls. Her sister is on the left of her.

 

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I thought so. I had a fleeting thought that maybe all babies look that way since dumbo adults seem so ritten-ish to me. Thanks for the confirmation.
lisspaz, you have a cute brood. I love the sable on the right. Beautiful color!
 

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I thought so. I had a fleeting thought that maybe all babies look that way since dumbo adults seem so ritten-ish to me. Thanks for the confirmation.
lisspaz, you have a cute brood. I love the sable on the right. Beautiful color!
That is Faline a fawn mismarked hooded rescue. :)

Thats only one cage of my broods. :)

I think your babies are adorable, they are about 4-5 weeks old? You might want to supplement their diet for a bit since they are very young. You could use baby cereal, baby food, etc, soft veggies as well as their regular adult diet.
 

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Yes, they are about 5 weeks. I have given them baby food carrots, muesli w/ peaches, veggi medely and a spagetti dinner (it has meat in it,) as well as smoked turkey (since they are not touching the dog food I added to the Suebees.) I thought I might try soaking the dog food to soften it. They also love the soft, cooked squash I gave them. Thanks for thinking of it. :)
 

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Dumbos always make me go 'awwwwwwww' and smile, occasionally giggle, yours make me giggle :)

as far as being dumbos, along with the ear shape they have a slightly different head shape.
 

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So cute! One in Ralph and Moos litter was a dumbo....unfortunately she was a she so I couldnt keep her....very very cute lil babies.
 

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Update:
I tried soaking the dog food in water and they love it!! So far their favorite baby food is the organic chicken tomato pasta. But they will eat any baby food I give them if I add a little cod liver oil to it.
Thanks all for the praise. We are enjoying them so much.
 

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I LOVE dumbos! All rats are cute to me, but Dumbos are just overkill! They look so serene and carefree in every pic I have ever seen of them, I guess it's because their ears pull their faces down a bit and make them look rounder or something, but I have always wanted a dumbo (or 6, lol) but I have never ever found anyone in my area who even breeds rats except for feeders, which is what my rat is, let alone trying to specialize in dumbos... I can never ever find one....
 

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Dumbos actually do have a different face shape... they're missing a bone in their face, I think, so their ears sit lower, or somesuch. :lol:
 
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