Baby rat pics (And a couple ferret pics)

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  1. MisssAshby

    MisssAshby Richy Rich HM Twit!

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    Is the attitude really necessary? I simply asked a question. Maybe you need to take a step back from the thread.
     
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    I didn't infer any sort of attitude from that post, Miss Ashby :confused:


    The ratties are adorable! The smeeze' looks like a pretty good one! :p
     
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    Your rats are beautiful, too. Such soft looking fur! And the ferret is cute in that scarf!
     
  4. Brattina88

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    Aw, the baby rats are verrry cute :) I like their names!
    And as always YAY FERRET PICS!! lol


    As a side note, I've been up 7 rats before and they aren't hard to care for as long as you have a little money saved up for emergency vet bills. I don't know if Punky has this problem (but I assume so) but once people hear that you rescue (as I foster dogs) EVERYONE and their brother comes out of the woodwork wanting you to take theirs. When you have a pet in your hands and you KNOW they aren't being properly cared for it IS hard to say no. With that being said, everyone has to have a limit. BUT my limit last year is different than ths year, stuff happens, people get busy , or less so. I know last year I said one foster was my absolute limit, and now I technically have two (if you include Cocoa). I'm at my limit now though LOL with Tucker on crate rest and Mia's sugery coming up - no they're not my dogs but of course I'm going to help wth them :)
     
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    Dekka Just try me..

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    I agree its easy to collect animals (I had spell where people were offering me free horses all the time) And the rats are deff squee worthy :D

    But honestly reading this thread makes me wonder.. does the lady doth protest too much? Punky your action seemed pretty extreme and perfectly calculated to escalate drama.
     
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    there super cute babies, i love blues and that champagne hooded is a cutie, rattie feet make me smile.

    ignoring everything else i am going to ask if theres a reason you keep them in a tank though?
    not enough ventilation for my liking, especially for boys, im sure youve had many and they do fine, i know plenty of people keep them in tanks, but i definatly would suggest checking into buying a nice big cage (something like a ferret nation) for all of them, more hangingn and climbing space too :) and much more space for toys, LOTS of toys :p
     
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    CUTTEE. I love that little blue rat. He's super adorable :p

    Our first rat was kept in a big aquarium. Then I kept them in a not powder coated cage (gross) so I bought that gigantic Martin cage. The one that is 5' tall. It was hell to clean.
     
  8. Punkygirl0101

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    That post wasnt meant to sound like it had attitude, I was answering your question.

    Bratina- I have found rats and hamsters in boxes on my front porch before, i try to find homes but since nobody wants them I end up keeping them.

    I dont keep my rats in tanks, they have ferret nations. I had then in the tank briefly while I was cleaning an old quarantine cage for them ;). Ive posted pics of my FN before, and im in the process of getting a CN.
     
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    Cute babies:) I have a critter nation and it's a splendid cage. Lots of room for my three kiddos to run around in.
     
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    I found an FN on CL for sale, and its a great price and brand new, but I dont want to have to do any work with hardware cloth to make the wire spacing small enough for babies, so ill probably just stick with getting a CN so I dont have to do anythimg extra besides the daunting task of assembling it alone (since nobody ever wants to help me)
     
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    the fns are nice, when i had my rats i wanted one. ive never seen the CN, im assuming smaller bar size? that would be awesome!
     
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    I only have two rat girlies left, and I'm not adoptig any more for a ling time... I jst hate there short life span :(
    But regardless I still want a CN! :D aftergettinf a FN for the ferrets all the other cages just seem to... suck... :lol-sign:


    I deffinitly know what you mean! We've had dogs and birds left on our porch! (this is all when I lived with my parents. We've been keeping it low key since I've moved out for that very reason) Not to mention the cat, but I think he was a stray who wondered over. I just hope mo one does it again any time soon, because I don't need any more animals right now, I'd hate to have to try and take them to the shelter or something (and they're almost always full)
     
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    I adooore the FN. No other cage comes even close.

    Wouldn't a FN be too big for ratties in terms of bar size, or are they fine? I've never had rats so I'm totally clueless, LOL. I've seent eh CNs and they seem more appropriate, though I'm sure the size of the FN is a dream for ratties. :D
     
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    I had boy rats that fit in the FN just fine ;) but my girls, even Piper who's plump, could squeeze through the bars if they wanted to (which is usually when you are not watching lol).
     
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    Boys do good usually, but the girls ive had can squeeze through. I just got anothet FN off craigslist, and im gonna use hardware cloth to make sure the babies cant get through.

    CNs are new, and yeah the only difference is bar spacing!
     
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    That's what I thought, makes sense!
     
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    I just wanted to say that at one point in time I was the owner of 21 rats. I see nothing wrong with the ones that you have now, as I have five of my own in a FN.

    Don't worry about what other people think. If you can keep up with them and care for them properly, just keep doing it.

    I WANT your champagne colored rattie! Makes me think of my Melacatone. She died a few years ago...:(

    I really wanted a CN this year, but we have boys so it would kind of been a dumb purchase. ESPECIALLY since I will never own girl ratties. I love the big man squishes!:D
     
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    I won't have girls again either, once I had more than one accidental pregnancy and I didn't even see how!! How does a girl escape from a Martins ruud, go into the NEXT room, and get into the FN? Ill stick to just boys!
     

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