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Sarah and Snow came to us on 6/12/23 because their owner no longer had time for them. Sprout came to us on 3/17/23 because her companion had passed away. Sprout quickly became friends with Sanctuary girl Rosie.  When Rosie passed, Sprout joined Sarah and Snow.

Fostered by Cecilia in Brookline, MA.


#2023369N, “Sarah”, Rat, Black and White, Hooded, Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 06/17/2022, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2023370N, “Snow”, Rat, Pink-Eyed-White, , Standard Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 06/17/2022, Spayed/Neutered?: No

#2023167N, “Sprout”, Rat, Brown and White, , Dumbo Ears/Standard Coat, Female, DOB: 09/20/2021, Spayed/Neutered?: No

UPDATE 9/22/23:

“The girls are doing well overall. They are friendly and always excited to see people, expecting a treat. They still don’t like being held up, and it always takes them a bit of time to adjust during playtime outside of the cage. But once they gain more confidence, they are curious and active.

Sarah is the most athletic and the most skilled food thief. She’s good at grabbing things and running. When she’s not exploring or eating, she’s running on the wheel.

Snow is sweet and gentle.

Sprout shows more acceptance for being held. She might be the foodie out of the three, but she eats slower than the other two. With some treats as rewards, she’s very willing to learn.”

UPDATE 7/6/23:

“All three rats are doing well and getting along. They adapted quickly and bonded soon. Sarah and Snow have progressed so much. All of them still get nervous when getting picked up, but are fine with being touched.

Sarah is very smart but more cautious. It takes a bit of time to earn her trust, but it’s very rewarding when she trusts you. She loves the running wheel and is always the first to get on and exercise. She is fast and likes to play chase with her mates.

Snow was more skittish when she came, but she actually learned to trust quickly. I also trust her not to bite. She is always willing to try new things and attempts to join Sarah on the wheel to run at the same time. She is a bit of a drama queen sometimes so a very funny rat.

I’m still getting to know Sprout, but she seems sweet. She likes to interact with the other two, although she is a bit clumsy with her bigger size. Her favorite activities include sleeping in the space pod, hoarding food, and running around on the open floor with her cage mates.

UPDATE 6/22/23:

“Both Sarah and Snow are skittish and undersocialized, but they are curious and adventurous. Within one week, they have adapted well and gotten used to our daily routine. I think they will learn to trust humans soon, but they would best suit a rat-savvy and patient family.

Sarah is social and agreeable. She takes some time to warm up to you but is willing to try new things with the encouragement of food. Currently, she gets nervous easily but is getting better.

Snow has a sweet nature but is pretty timid towards human hands. She is quick and cautious. She is not aggressive but might bite when she feels cornered. When playing with other rats, she is friendly but a bit assertive.”