These boys came to us on 6/17/23 from an owner who no longer had time for them.
Fostered by Kimberly and Rob in Rochester, NH.
#2023390N, “Papa Gino”, Rat, Agouti, , Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 06/20/2022, Spayed/Neutered?: Yes 8/22/23 #2023391N, “Little Caesar”, Rat, Agouti, , Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Male, DOB: 06/20/2022, Spayed/Neutered?: Yes 8/22/23
“They are still timid, but very interested in attention and carefully take food from our hands and will allow in cage pets when they are comfortable. They love when we sit and talk to them. They’ve become excellent nest builders too.
Now that they can interact with female rats, we’ve had some couch time with them and our friendly girls. We’ve introduced three girls to them and have had great success. Little Caesar loses any nervousness and becomes very excited and runs around with them and on us. It’s like he turns into a different rat. Papa Gino gets excited to meet them too but not nearly as much as LC.
We still feel an experienced rat owner that can work with these boys at their pace is ideal. If someone has friendly girls, they would make a great fit as that will help open them up.”
“These boys have been with us one week now and in talking with the woman who surrendered them, they had been moved from one home to another with both people not giving them enough attention. They are definitely on edge, but are also very curious about us and don’t run when we sit by their cage and talk to them. If they’re sleeping, they’ll allow pets in the cage. We had them out in the bonding pouch tonight and they were nervous at first but started to open up and explore. They also allowed us to handle them and pet them.
We’ve changed their names to Papa Gino (big) and Little Caesar (small). In time, I think they’ll come out of their shells more and while they’re with us we’ll continue to socialize them. They should definitely go to a home with an experienced adopter that can help shy boys out. Frozen peas and whipped cream will warm them up even more.”