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my newest addition wants to say hi, but being a little almost 3 week old baby boy, he isnt heavy enough to type, so he's whispering in my ear and im typing what he says starting with the next paragraph.

*sniff sniffs* Oh Hello (thats what is said instead of sniffing butts and licking eyeballs, right?), i'm Wolf, but they call me other things. i'm an all alone little boy. they all left me a few days ago (my rat mum and my 3 brothers). i dont know where they went, the lady took them away. mummy sam says she was their 'owner', even if sam was the one taking care of all of us before they left. i have curly whiskers, she says that means im a Rex. my fur isnt curly as much as it is thicker and softer than Everyone Else's i was told that my eyes are Ruby Colored, and my fur is White. there are no spots or anything on me, but mum says i have the Cutest Little Nose. i like to eat the Crunchies out of the food that everyone was eating before they left. mum says i cant have all of whats in it, cuz its Bad. she says that she's gonna pick up some Lab Blocks later today or next time she's Off From Work. i dont know what they are, but they sound yummy. she shared some Chicken from her lunch with us all. oh yeah, i have 2 rat brothers, i cant play with them yet cuz mum says im Too Little still. but i can smell them, and they smell nice. i also have an uncle Hamster, he is only a bit Bigger than me, and he has no tail. mum says its ok, he isnt supposed to have a tail. theres also a big Bird named Amadeus, he likes to laugh at us when we are in our rooms. mum gives me something called Formula when i wake up, she wants me to drink it when she puts it down, but i dont want to. At First she wouldn't leave it in all day, and i only got a little, but Now she leaves it in so i can have it when i want. she makes me "Baby Oatsee Meal" too. its ok, but i like my Crunchies best. i like when mum picks me up, then i can Snuggle in 'My Hair' and clean out 'My Ears'. my favorite is 'My mouth', sometimes it has nummy tastes nd sometimes it just tastes like mum. she thinks its cute when i be me. she calls me a Good Boy when i do Peeps or Raisins in The Corner, and not in The Middle like my brothers used to. *YAWN* i think its time to Take A Nap now, im still a Little Boy and cant be Awake all the time. snuggles and sniffs for now. "I'll Be Back Later Ok, I Wuv You" (thats what mum says when she Goes Away)- Wolfy
 

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Re: Rats Talk: a place for rats to talk to each other/us

Aawwww that's cute! =^.^=
 

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Ok folks, its time for another edition of Wolfy Says.

hey, i'm back.... and my Twin Brother is here now too. he has the same Eyes as me. he had White Hair before when i saw him but this time he has Fuzzy Skin. his Whiskers are curlier than mine though. mum says 'you're gettin a Tummy on you' to me alot now.....i don't think 'finxy (Sphinx) has a Tummy yet, cuz mum says he needs Alot to Eat so he can have one too. i saw my other Brothers yesterday too, but mum says they r Girls now, so i cant play with them. but i dont get to see them anyway, they live Away from us. mum says the Bigger boys, Spazzy and Rocky are getting a Bigger cage today, cuz they live together now. mum says we dont need a Bigger cage yet cuz we're still Little Boys. i like finxy cuz he's my size, but its hard to groom him, cuz all he has is Fuzzy Skin....so i Bite him, not Too Hard but it makes him Squeek. we played with Uncle Jack Hamster today too..... he's funny, all he does is Waddle Around and try to Take our Tails..... we're Too Fast for him though, we Jump Away. Me and Finxy Ganged Up on him today.... we both groomed him at the same time.... then he told mum that he Wanted Back In his room. and we got a Ball today, mum says its Fun, but we think its Afraiding (mum told me the word is SCARY). it Makes Noise, mum say it has a Bell inside it. mum says its a Cat Toy. the Big Boys got one too, but they're Too Busy Seeping (mum says the Real word is SLEEPING) to Play. Right Now they hafta be in a Play Bin With A Screen Taped On Top. mum says its cuz the Tank they were in was Borrowed From Mike (mum says he lives Down Stairs and he has a Sister of ours). mum says that he Needed the Tank to Put SweetPea In. mum says she is one of our Sisters, and that the other Sister is with rat mum and her Owner. finxy tastes different right now, mum says he Got Into her IceTea when she wasnt looking. mum says that its White Tea with No Sugar in it and that i should help him lick it off. mum say that i should save some Words for Another Time because "this Post is Getting Too Long"....and because i'm Tickling Her Ears and Chewing on Her Hair. so i guess this is snuggles and sniffs for now. "I'll Be Back Later Ok, I Wuv You"- Wolfy
 

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Are you letting your rats play with your hamster? that's a major no no, as rats can be very agressive to other rodents. Although at this age they're too small to be doing any damage, so I'd be very concerned about the hamster attacking them. You should never let one type of rodent play with another, you're asking for someone to be killed.
 

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i watch very carefully, i never leave them alone together at all and i never turn my back. when jack looks like he's had enough excitement/being pounced on i take him out and give him kisses and tell him he was a good boy. he knows how to 'be nice' when i tell him that. and if he would have shown any type of aggression/ annoyance/ meanness i would have never let them snif each other.....i did it in a neutral place where i could grab one up quick if i needed to......i didnt just put them together, i held jack securely with just his head poking out of my hands and let him sniff the babes..... he didnt struggle or try to snap or anything.....he is the calmest hamster you'll ever meet, he isnt aggressive or anything to anyone or any animal.... he just likes to check stuff out.....i was SUPER careful when putting them together and only left him in there for less than 5 minutes, and like i said i was watching like a hawk, there were no distractions (no tv, no music, no computer, no people, no phone....nothing) to take my attention away from them..... i would not have even attempted this if jack would not have been who he is, or if the babies wouldnt be who they are..... jack knows that if he does something and i tap him on the nose/head and say "no" and/or "be nice" that he shouldnt do that again.


i understand your concern and i wouldnt do that with an ordinary hamster, jack is a dwarf hamster and so is only a tiny bit bigger than the 3 week (plus a couple days) old rats....thats another reason i wasnt too worried, jack is a squishy lap hamster and isnt really big enough to over power the babes....(and yes i know your gonna say that he is an adult hamster and therefore COULD over power them if he tried)....he actually was playing with them and let them top him (individually and together) and didnt even try to top them, he knows that he'll always be special to mommy and that babies are to be treated gently.... he was once a father (for a few days until the 4 year old tried to give the babies and his woman a bath and they drowned.....luckily HE didnt drown when she tried giving him a bath....and her mom gave us jack.)
 

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The size of the hamster doesn't matter..anyway I don't feel like arguing today, but since your little guys litter mates were away for a while.. I wouldn't put them together before doing a proper quarantine, but it looks like its too late for that.
 

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:eek: Also I'm very sure that your hamster has no idea in **** what you're trying to tell him while "tapping" him on the head or nose. You don't do that to a hamster come on.
 

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SamsterAndRocky, you said that you were going to start taking our advice? You dont put hamsters and rats together, no matter how "nice" the one may seem.
 

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your "tapping" him on the nose could be a very bad idea. Think of how big that hamster is now imagine how big his bones are. Now imagine taking that itty bitty bone and tapping it with your finger over and over and over again. You could be putting small fractures in his bones with out even realizing it. Honestly I wash my hands of you and all of your future posts. You don't listen you break quarantine, you don't care that rats could kill your hamster you also don't care that your hamster could kill your rat, you are constantly taking advice for granted. I am done I really hope that you start to learn things here.
 

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your "tapping" him on the nose could be a very bad idea. Think of how big that hamster is now imagine how big his bones are. Now imagine taking that itty bitty bone and tapping it with your finger over and over and over again. You could be putting small fractures in his bones with out even realizing it. Honestly I wash my hands of you and all of your future posts. You don't listen you break quarantine, you don't care that rats could kill your hamster you also don't care that your hamster could kill your rat, you are constantly taking advice for granted. I am done I really hope that you start to learn things here.
I'm fed up to. Seriously, we have tried to help you with the rat that was deathly ill due to a seriously fixable illness, you said you had no money, yet now you take on two new rats? Whatever man, i'm so sick of hearing the sob story, if I knew you, I'd call the SPCA soooo fast.. I'm done to..
 

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First off, rodents do not need physical punishment. Even a nose tap. Especially a small hamster.

Second of all, hamsters and rats SHOULD NEVER MEET. Never. It's not safe, it's not smart and it's not enough that you're watching carefully. It's NOT necessary. If you want your hamster to have friends, get him his own species (NOT a Syrian).

Natural enemies won't always "be nice", nor do they REALLY understand what that even means. :(
 
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