The Wildlife Litter

Mama Squirrel came to us on 7/13/19 because her owner had too many rats! She was already pregnant, and gave birth on 7/20/19.

Fostered by Lena in Waltham, MA.

UPDATE 8/7/19:

“These babies are such a fun litter. Of all the litters I’ve raised, they are so far the cuddliest and I am sincerely hoping they don’t grow out of it! Most of them have fallen asleep on their backs in my hands at least once, and they turn into near jello while they snooze, allowing kisses, tummy pets, and observation of tiny adorable rat-dreams.

While they are for the most part a cuddly, playful blob, a couple do have standout personalities so far:

Bunny is the cuddliest girl. She fell asleep on me at least once per day for her first 2 weeks of life.

Otter is the craziest girl. She is silly and extreme, and is always running around to be the first to explore a new place or try a new food.

Mouse is a stubborn little guy. When he wants to be pet he wants to be pet, but when he wants to run around he will squirm away and get off to his next adventure.

Mink is the cuddliest boy and the sleepiest of the whole litter. If I catch someone snoozing on their back having dreams, 8 times out of 10 it is Mink, and he lets himself be cuddled and kissed for a good 30 seconds or more before he’ll wake up.”

UPDATE 8/27/19:

“As I suspected, they have all gotten the baby zoomies now that they are a bit older, so they are no longer as cuddly as they once were. They do allow themselves to be subjected to tummy kisses, so I imagine they will find a happy medium as they grow up.

As for mama Squirrel, she is the nicest mama ever! She is SO friendly and silly. She wants to be the center of attention always, and is usually the first to shove her babies out of the way to climb up you when you approach the cage. She is on the territorial side for a female, so she has not done well in introductions with other girls, but she is fine with her relatives–both her babies and her sisters who live in nearby foster homes–and perfectly great with humans.”

UPDATE 10/5/19 on Woodchuck:

Woodchuck, or Woody for short, is such a fun little lady! She is all about the zoomies and is almost always the first to the front of the cage to run out and see what’s going on. She loves to climb, explore, and try new things. She makes friends with other rats easily and will even sometimes try to flip the adults to show them who’s boss. She would make an excellent addition to any group including females and/or neutered males.”

ADOPTED:

#2019399N, “Mouse”, Rat, Pink-Eyed-White, , Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019400N, “Lemming”, Rat, Beige, Berkshire, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019401N, “Mink”, Rat, Agouti, Irish, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019381N, “Bunny”, Rat, Agouti, Berkshire w/ blaze, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019394N, “Chipmunk”, Rat, Agouti, Berkshire, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019396N, “Vole”, Rat, Blue, Berkshire w/ head spot, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019398N, “Pika”, Rat, Champagne, Berkshire w/ blaze, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019391N, “Otter”, Rat, Agouti, Berkshire w/ blaze, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019397N, “Shrew”, Rat, Blue, Berkshire, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019356N, “Squirrel”, Rat, Agouti, Berkshire, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 01/13/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2019395N, “Woodchuck”, Rat, Agouti, Berkshire, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 07/20/2019, Spayed/Neutered?: No

Squirrel

Bunny

Otter

Chipmunk

Woodchuck

Vole

Shrew

Pika

Mouse

Lemming

Mink

All together

2019-11-03T10:47:28+00:00