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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-13-2010, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Today i came home around 7 in the morning from my moms, and decided to do some house cleaning...went to bring the recycling downstairs and saw a cage in the bin....to me this is odd but decided to pull it out thinking it could be donated to a cherity after being scrubbed down of course. anyways to my surpise there was these 3 things sitting there dirty and smelt really bad.... i brought them in and washed them up i thought baby mice???? appearntly not, i brought them to the vet this afternoon because one of the 3 is missing part of her tail turns out there african soft haired rats and not mice at all. Iv been doing research all afternoon , if anyone has experience with these type of cuties id love to hear from you so I can properly take care of them. i will post pics of them as soon as they calm down....i have them in a 55 gallon tank right now till i can get them a real cage..... but cant seem to find the right measurements for a real cage for them any suggestions to that as well is welcome

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A google-search brought up this: http://www.metalmonkeyexotics.com/blog/?page_id=333 and this: http://www.sapphiretigress.com/softfurs.htm

Also, check out their "Informational Sources" down near the bottom. Beyond that, I personally, do not have any information to share.

That's horrible, ditching them in the garbage!

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ASF's are the newest snake food, they are prolific breeders, the snakes love them, etc. Unfortunately most natal rats bite savagely and are mostly unhandleable. I took in a rescue girl and she is sweet as can be though. She was introduced to an old rescue mouse and they now live happily with 3 other mice ladies. Natals usually bond really well with mice companions.

This was back in july and she hadn't quite reached her full growth


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how can someone just DISCARD their pet like that? just put them in the bin?
That's horrendous!!
Thank you thank you thank you for taking them in.
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there cute only one seems to bite, its the one with half tail , but the other two are very handlable.

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ASF's are the newest snake food, they are prolific breeders, the snakes love them, etc. Unfortunately most natal rats bite savagely and are mostly unhandleable. I took in a rescue girl and she is sweet as can be though. She was introduced to an old rescue mouse and they now live happily with 3 other mice ladies. Natals usually bond really well with mice companions.

This was back in july and she hadn't quite reached her full growth


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totally look like the first pic with the brown and white with the big eyes....

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People are nasty and cruel, I just never get used to how monstrous they can be to animals...thank you SO much for being so kind and taking in these rats. The rats thank you too, I am sure! As far as a good size cage for them, I know there is a way you can find a cage size calculator online where you type in how many rats you have and it brings up the proper dimensions for your rats, but I don't remember where I saw it. You can always Google and type in 'How big a cage for my three rats?" and I am sure you will find lots of information. We have two rats and we use the Super Pet Exotics cage, which is big enough for 4 adult rats, so my 2 boys have plenty of room. Good luck with your ratties and bless you for taking them in!

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People are nasty and cruel, I just never get used to how monstrous they can be to animals...thank you SO much for being so kind and taking in these rats. The rats thank you too, I am sure! As far as a good size cage for them, I know there is a way you can find a cage size calculator online where you type in how many rats you have and it brings up the proper dimensions for your rats, but I don't remember where I saw it. You can always Google and type in 'How big a cage for my three rats?" and I am sure you will find lots of information. We have two rats and we use the Super Pet Exotics cage, which is big enough for 4 adult rats, so my 2 boys have plenty of room. Good luck with your ratties and bless you for taking them in!
are u talking about rat calculator ? sooo heres my question do they become the size of a normal rat? or do they stay small like hamsters.

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Ahh, good question! I forgot about the fact that these are not standard size rats. Anyone else here on the forum know a good answer for calculating cage size for these lil guys?

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