These rats came to us on 9/23/18 from a hoard in the Catskills of about 200 rats. Their foster says they are still shy, but starting to warm up.
Fostered by Clinton in Attleboro, MA.
#2018602N, “Aegon”, Rat, Black, Berkshire, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 01/09/2018, Spayed/Neutered?: Yes 10/02/2018 #2018720N, “Visenya”, Rat, Blue, Berkshire, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 04/09/2018, Spayed/Neutered?: No #2018735N, “Rhaenys”, Rat, Black, Capped w/ blaze, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 04/09/2018, Spayed/Neutered?: No
“Aegon is very low-energy inside of the cage. When he comes out, he has learned to love sleeves and shoulder rides, and even to patiently deal with tummy kisses. He is a solid, muscular guy who enjoys being a man-pillow for his ladies.
Visenya takes her cues from those around her. When she is around more outgoing rats, she is more outgoing; when she is around more shy rats, she clams up. Overall I would say she is shy but curious. She does want to get to know you better, but she’s a little afraid to take the first steps.
Rhaenys is quite shy. When being picked up she’ll freeze in position, and her ears wrinkle up when she gets pet. She doesn’t lash out, though, and would be content to live out her existence with as little human interaction as she can get away with.
All three of them will explore with their teeth at times–Rhaenys the most and Aegon the least–but none will draw blood. They should go to a rat-experienced home, but they don’t need an expert. They have done well in introductions to females of all ages, but it is unknown how Aegon might do with other boys. Their ideal home might already have 1-2 females, but they would be fine as only-rats as well.”