||Seven months old|
||Dumbo Blue Berkshire Rat|
||Seattle, Washington, USA|
like to introduce Jay, the young rat with the nice Harry Potter
blaze. He lives with his buddy, Silent Bob, in Seattle, Washington. Jay
was rescued at five weeks of age with his lower left hind foot chewed off.
Bob came along after Jay's stump healed. Both rats are boys,
approximately seven months old. Jay is a Dumbo (so called because of his
ears being low on the side of his head) blue Berkshire (gray with white
belly and legs). The white rat under Jay is Silent Bob, a Pink-Eyed
White. Jay still tries to scratch with his left leg, but with no foot,
Momma ends up doing the scritching on his left side for him.
Jay is now doing better than ever. He's become quite the little
adventurer! Rats are more nocturnal than anything else, so around 3am I
am treated to quite a show! Right on my bed, in front of my face, they
play, mock fight, do rattie wrestling, jump around, on, over, under...
they are the most fun to watch and I am constantly being totally
fascinated at their interaction with each other and me!
After mostly having dogs and cats, I sure wish I'd discovered the joy of
rats a long time ago! Jay is really settling in after the move back to
Seattle late October. He's quite the little scrounger, too! Nothing
escapes his twitching nose and long whiskers! He sure doesn't know he's
physically challenged getting around my room. Lately they both have
been spending more time on my bed around me, exactly what other rat
owners said they'd start to do once the adolescent rush was over! It's
a lot of fun to watch the mutual grooming, sometimes I even join in with
that and when they're doing a WWF Wrestling match!
All in all, rats make excellent, amusing, fun, and sweet pets ... not to
mention smart ... smart enough to have me trained to give a treat when
they do something cute!