These ladies came to us on 8/17/18 from a shelter that had too many rats surrendered at once to place them all.
Fostered by Leticia in Merrimack, NH.
#2018465N, “Hop”, Rat, Black, Capped, Dumbo Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 02/27/2018, Spayed/Neutered?: Yes 9/10/18 #2018478N, “Skip”, Rat, Black, Variegated, Dumbo Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 02/27/2018, Spayed/Neutered?: Yes 9/10/18 #2018481N, “Jump”, Rat, Black, Berkshire, Dumbo Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 02/27/2018, Spayed/Neutered?: Yes 9/10/18
“These girls are improving big time. They are much more confident since mixing in with my old men. Somehow it seems to have relaxed them.
They are still fast but now it is more a nervous, active girl energy. I would say they are still not good for first time owners, because they still don’t come looking for attention, you have to catch them and force them out of the cage. But once out, they are beginning to approach humans for attention, but scurry away when you try to pet them. NO biting, though. I think they’ll get better with more time.
Super rat friendly though. They LOVE the big, fat old men”
“The Hop, Skip, Jump girls are becoming bolder every day though covert operations are their specialty.
Hop and Skip now approach the door carefully, but frequently retreat when approached. An offer of a treat always brings them back forward though.
Jump is the hammock girl….she is the shyest and most reserved. If you bring her a treat, she will happily take it but she prefers the comfort of her hammock.
When it is time for playtime, we have to find them in their cage to take them out, but once out, they love playtime. Their favorite activity is running from cover to cover, under and through blankets. Hop and Skip will venture out into the big land but Jump prefers to remain under cover or with her big, fat old man pillow.”
“These girls are coming out of their shell, especially Hop and Skip who have begun to approach the cage door when one approaches as if to say “who is it? can we come out now?” Jump is still more timid but all are beginning to explore more during group play time and are easy to handle. They are very bonded to each other and are frequently found piled together in a hammock.”