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August 29, 2005

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Maks, the Pet of the Day
Name: Maks
Age: Seven weeks old
Gender: Male
Kind: Dumbo Rat
Home: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
   This is Maks, he belongs to myself and my son. He is a seven-week-old dumbo rat. We bought him tin stoney creek as a companion for our nine month old rat (sprout). Maks the dumbo rat is new to our family. So far he's very shy, unless you've come to the cage bearing food!

    Just in the past couple of days has he gotten familiar and comfortable with his new home. He will climb the bars and loves being petted while doing so. As soon as you take him out of the cage it's a different story. All he wants to do is hide.

    That is why, so far, maks only comes out of the cage once a day in the evening, under my supervision. Only for a short period of time, because we don't want to upset him. So far maks loves corn bran cereal and green grapes as treats. And us!

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