These boys came to us on 1/31/19 because their owner was allergic to them.
Fostered by Eli in Stoughton, MA.
#2019038N, “Calvin”, Rat, Black, Hooded, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 10/13/2017, Spayed/Neutered?: No #2019039N, “Chiron”, Rat, Black, Hooded, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 10/13/2017, Spayed/Neutered?: No
“Chiron is a scared boy, he does not tolerate much handling. He will bolt after about 30 seconds of petting. He still won’t take treats directly from me, but he will eat them if I am quiet and back away. He has not ever tried to bite, he just runs. He spends most of his time in the space pod.
Calvin is also not great at being picked up but he will tolerate it (just squirmy), and he does not mind scritches. He will also do anything for snacks, and will come to the front of the cage to see what I have for him. He freezes when I’ve taken him out to romp around, but without being able to get Chiron out with him, I think that’s expected. ”
“Both boys officially let me pick them up now. Chiron has a much shorter tolerance than Calvin. For cage cleaning, I can now pick them up and move them to another area of the cage to access the hammock/cage area they were laying in with no fight at all. Calvin has warmed up a ton, and Chiron is getting bolder. He still doesn’t want me holding him for long or really playing with/petting him, but he will come over to investigate me and I have caught him out in the open way more than he was even a week ago. Still nervous, but making great progress! Now that he’s settled in, I can see the lazy boy he has always been. Calvin is still apprehensive about free range time, but has started to roam a little bit more. Both boys seem happiest in a cozy hammock with a well stocked snack stash.”