View Full Version : I took in five rescues today.......WOLFCHAN you will not believe what I have!!!!

07-04-2003, 01:04 PM
Sterling~ He's a silvered American blue American Irish, one of my rescues but not a recent one. ;)


Quicksilver~ I have posted pics of him before but he has grown very squishy now. He's a Dumbo charcoal possum faced capped. Look at his whiskers though, they look like spider legs lol.


Sterling looking cute~ Don't you just love that face?:D


Brownie~ This is Meekos son. He's an agouti rex dumbo, english irish. He was just mated with my Chloe (used to be Skittles lol) and should be the proud pappa of new kittens in just a couple weeks.


Bandit~ One of my favorite boys! He's a black masked


WolfChan here are two of the rescue boys...do you see what's on the right? LMAO Isn't he gorgouse!!!


That's Capone and Socrates. I will post pics of Smokey, who is Capones brother later. He too is a rex. These boys also came with two girls, a black berk named Berky and a Himi girl named Scout. I will post pics of the other rescues later and also some of my other ratties.

07-04-2003, 01:41 PM
My Russian blue dumbo doe from the last litter that I kept. :)


My Russian blue blazed dumbo boy, the brother to the doe above, whom I also kept.


The odd eye dumbo blazed girl, the sister to the above two, who I kept as well. hehe :p

07-04-2003, 03:07 PM
OMG!! They are soooo cute! How long is the pregnancy of these guys?

07-04-2003, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Rottieluver45
OMG!! They are soooo cute! How long is the pregnancy of these guys?

23 Days. I really really hope that she took because this will be an awesome litter if she did. They would be all dumbo, and in mink, blue, fawn, havanna agouti, pearl and with merles and a chance of blue and mink point siamese babies! :D

I also just bred Wrinkles, but it is still unknown if she or Chloe have took. For Wrinkles I am expecting siamese in blue point and seal point, American blue and blacks in high white markings and a chance of BEW's! I could also get some blue fawns which would really be pretty. The daddy of Wrinkles litter would be Quicky who is pictured above. :D

07-04-2003, 05:11 PM
they are all so cute, and they have really nice colorations to. I want rat lol

07-04-2003, 06:19 PM
I am always amazed at the different f l a v o r s that these cuties come in! Do you keep records on the breedings with the characteristics charted etc? That seems like a BIG job!

Best wishes for your whole cuddly bunch!

07-04-2003, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by TheAntiPam
I am always amazed at the different f l a v o r s that these cuties come in! Do you keep records on the breedings with the characteristics charted etc? That seems like a BIG job!

Best wishes for your whole cuddly bunch!

I do actually and yes it is a tough hard job. I keep track of the day the animal was mating, DOB, DOD, how many kittens a rat had, if any died, how long the rat lives, if they were ever sick, their pedigrees which could contain over 12 rats etc. I do have help with a nice little computer program though called "Breeders Assistant."

It helps keep tract of pedigrees, trail mating pedigrees, and even gives you percentages of inbreeding for a specific rat. It's a great program! :D

07-04-2003, 08:18 PM
*Eyes fall out of head* Socrates is PERFECT! *squeals* ^_^

07-04-2003, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by WolfChan
*Eyes fall out of head* Socrates is PERFECT! *squeals* ^_^

And yes I will be breeding him lol. I am actually expecing some BEW dumbo babies soon.......:p

07-04-2003, 10:39 PM
What does BEW mean?

07-05-2003, 01:23 AM

omg he is soo beautful!!!! what a nice white baby boy!!!

07-05-2003, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by Twisterdog
What does BEW mean?

BEW stands for Black Eyed White, meaning all white body with black eyes. ;)

He's a rescue from my friend, but he was bred by a friend of mine named Amy, from Elk Trails Rattery in Washington. Because he comes from a nice line and is pedigreed and healthy I am going to breed him.

07-05-2003, 04:09 PM
Beautiful rats! I love the blue especially.

07-05-2003, 04:25 PM
Thanks! :D

07-06-2003, 06:28 PM
Quicksilver is so cute! :D

07-07-2003, 01:44 AM
I have a question. I don't know about rats/mice, so forgive me if its a dumb one. :)

Do they make rat kibble? Or mouse chow? Or are they like birds where you feed them seed, but supliment their diet?

07-07-2003, 02:46 AM
The recommended diet for rats (and mice) is a base of lab blocks (I use Harlan Teklad blocks) supplemented with lots of grains and fresh fruits and veggies.

They make seed mixes and such for rats, but they're generally recommended against, as the rats will pick out their favorites and not get all the required nutrition.

You can also supplement their diet with things like mealworms, Nutro dog food, nuts, instant oatmeal (a hit at my house!), and sweets like yogurt, VERY small amounts of chocolate, mine like fish food, etc.

There are things that are forbidden (Like Blue Cheese, it's toxic to them) but generally they'll eat just about anything! Tonight my girls got Fajita leftovers (steak, bell peppers, a dollop of sour cream, tortillas), corn on the cob, and a bit of watermelon. They're always soooo happy to get the fresh stuff! ^_^

Edit: if you're wondering, lab blocks are a pelleted food formulated to be a complete diet. They look rather like large round dog kibbles.