These girls came to us on 8/1/23 because their owner no longer had time for them.
Fostered by Cassandra in Corinth, ME.
#2023526N, “Mirabel”, Rat, Black, , Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 04/10/2022, Spayed/Neutered?: No #2023528N, “Joanna Beth”, Rat, Grey and White, Hooded, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 05/10/2022, Spayed/Neutered?: No #2023527N, “Meg”, Rat, Black and White, Hooded, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 05/10/2022, Spayed/Neutered?: No
“Mirabel is a sweet, but shy, girl. She loves to groom, and she’s extremely food motivated. She can be easily encouraged to socialize and come out and be handled with baby food on a finger. She’s also very cuddly with other rats, and she likes to flop herself across the top of her cagemates. She loves fruity flavors, and she insists on making the most noise as she possibly can every time she drinks water. She has an unfortunate habit of falling over while she sleeps, so it’s imperative that any cage she’s in has a lot of hammocks and other objects to be hung up that can catch her when she inevitably topples.
Jo is a very curious, very friendly little thing. She’s the first to come running when the cage gets opened if she isn’t asleep, and she’s usually the bravest one, always the first to climb out when it’s time for freeplay. Meg is her best friend, but she’s pretty playful with any rat that comes across her path. She loves to climb, and she prefers hides and hammocks that are higher up in the cage so she can see everything around her. She’s just as happy at the bottom of the cuddle pile as she is by herself for a nap. She will climb all over you if given the opportunity, and it will more than likely encourage other rats to do the same because she is usually the smallest, and it makes the others feel a bit embarrassed.
Meg likes to pretend she’s braver than she is. If you scratch her back while she isn’t looking or chase her around the cage with your fingere, she’ll run, but she’ll also turn around as soon as you stop and act like she was always going to fight you. She doesn’t bite, but she may use her mouth and teeth to play if it’s encouraged. If you stop watching her for more than two minutes with an open cage, she will climb the outside of the cage and make a run for it. Watch her. She’s sneaky, and she will manipulate you with her cuteness until she thinks you aren’t looking. She’s the one most likely to start trouble in the cage and wrestle the other rats, but she’s a baby at heart. She’s getting better with being handled, but she definitely prefers to come out on her own (after she’s seen Jo do it first, so she knows it’s safe) than being picked up and pulled out.”
Meg (left) & Jo (right)
Mirabel (left) & Meg (right)
Mirabel (left), Meg (center) & Jo (right)