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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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first introduction. (pictures!)

today i decided to introduce my kim to the babies. oh my god, kim was so good. no fighting at all. it went so smoothly that i'm going to try and get them together tomorrow an if it goes as smoothly i'll leave them for ages and might even put them in the same cage. she was so gentle with them, dominance was sorted out and everything. they even snuggled together (unfortunately i didn't get a pic). as far as i can tell, the pecking order is Kim, Belle, Beauty then Sweetness. i think maybe kim desperately wanted ratty company.

once the babies are living with kim, will they probably take kim's lead and be more adventurous towards my hand? they're pretty hand shy at the moment. belle and beauty will eat out of my fingers, but sweetness just makes a getaway as soon as she sees my hand. she did let me stroke her while she was in the bathtub though. maybe i've just got to keep working at it. i don't think they were handled very much as they were pet shop rats. we have no rat breeders over here.

been contemplating breeding rats every now and again if i come back to where i live so that people who do want them don't have to get them from the pet shop. my kimmy was a rescue, and i think she was well handled as she is a really good girl (although FIESTY).

anyway, here are the pictures:


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Babies:
rats: girls:belle, beauty and sweetness Boys: ronnie and oscar
Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
quails
chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

R.I.P. Cheryl & Kim
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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some more!


just the babies
kim sniff sniff
kim and belle, they love each other, those two
sweetness and belle enjoying destroying my plug
maybe theres some hero worship going on? lol
belle grooming kim
kim beauty and sweetness.

i can put some more up if you guys want them


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Babies:
rats: girls:belle, beauty and sweetness Boys: ronnie and oscar
Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
quails
chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

R.I.P. Cheryl & Kim
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 08:11 PM
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 10:19 PM
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The one baby with the star on her head is SO gorgeous! I've never seen a rat with those kind of markings! They are all absolutely adorable.

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They are so adorable!!! I love the markings on the black and agouti. Truly beautiful.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2008, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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the one with the little white bit on it's head? thats sweetness. Belle's faun and white hooded and beauty's brown and white hooded.

sweetness' marking on her head is almost a cross. it's strange.

beauty's tail is quite interesting. it stops being brown half way up.


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Babies:
rats: girls:belle, beauty and sweetness Boys: ronnie and oscar
Dogs: Cassie, Jazzmin and Buddy
Cat: Pebbles
Hamster: Skye
gerbils: Tremor and Sparkle
quails
chickens
9 ducks
3 guinea fowl

R.I.P. Cheryl & Kim
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aw they are very cute,

as for taming the babies, yep they normally fallow the ones lead at becoming more trusting, however, some will always be shy. a great way is to seperate the shy one and put them in your shirt (hoodies are great, you can put a ratty patty in the hood, and while they make holes they grow to love you and leave you... presents in there sometimes) a great way to get them to be friendly is put them in your hood, and make food, they will smell it, have a ratty pile of food and they come to explore you give them a carrot, or pea or something healthy and rats love (even little pieces of cooked chicken *favorite ratty love food*)

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-06-2008, 07:36 AM
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Awwww, Im glad the intro has gone well and everything is working out
They are a bunch of cuties! Yup, they all look happy enough to me
Congrats xx


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They are all such cuties!!!!!




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Oh goodness...You got some cuties!!
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