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My new rat

I was going to the petstore to get mealworms and I saw this tiny rat so bought her.Here is some pictures of her http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj578/lillyin224/Picture647.jpg http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj578/lillyin224/Picture649.jpg



Isn't she so cute! I haven't named her yet

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  • _T-bear_T-bear Legacy
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    A very cute looker you have, very nice markings
  • _lillyin224_lillyin224 Legacy
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    Thank you! :D
  • _lauren_lauren Legacy
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    Aww pretty thing. Does she have company? Very important :)
  • _BusyMouse_BusyMouse Legacy
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    A very cute baby!
  • _nicemice_nicemice Legacy
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    Shes positively adorable, as Lauren says though, she needs company if you dont already have plans for that :) .
  • _lillyin224_lillyin224 Legacy
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    Thanks everyone,Yep I'm looking for another rat for her she's just so small right now :roll: lol :wiggle:
  • _nicemice_nicemice Legacy
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    I wouldnt worry about her being too small for company, my lot have taken in tiny rats before (male and female groups) and have done nothing more than mother them.

    This is Itsy when I got her, she was probably about 4 weeks old and an underfed neglected baby.
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    This is her brother Bitsy meeting his new family
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    And her meeting Skye (her new sister)
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    As long as you supervise the intros carefully there arent usually any issues, Ive got a rat who was kept alone (in a tiny carrier) from being a young pup, it has permanently damaged him so badly that he now has to live alone for the rest of his life, hes attacked and wounded several of my rats (males and females) despite now being neutered, I get on my soapbox about this :oops: but I feel so sorry for my George and others like him who are living alone now.
  • _lauren_lauren Legacy
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    nicemice and Annie are right - being young doesn't really make a difference. In fact, it makes socialising easier as they are more comfortable and tend to imitate in the process of learning :)
  • _lillyin224_lillyin224 Legacy
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    Really? Ok I will try that! :D
  • _lauren_lauren Legacy
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    I've done many baby-squishy adult intros and have only encountered one problem which was quickly resolved. Pinning, humping, squeaking and chasing are perfectly normal at first as they are asserting dominance. General rule is: no blood no foul!
  • _polishrose_polishrose Legacy
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    Awwwww she's beautiful and so small :love:
  • _lillyin224_lillyin224 Legacy
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    Thank you everyone I'm going in to town tomorrow I will see if I can't find another rat!!! =)
  • _nicemice_nicemice Legacy
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    Have you triple checked her sex? Just thinking how notorious pet shops are for mis sexing animals I dont want you ending up with one of each sex :shock:
  • _lillyin224_lillyin224 Legacy
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    Ya but I'm not great at it lol I will post a pic just to be sure :)
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