more rat problems
Okay...I was really feeling sorry for Maude because she's lonely, so I went out and bought another rat to put with her. The rat I got is really cute, she's blackish brown with a white belly and white stockings. I named her Norma Jean. Anyways, I was holding her and petting her when I got home, when I noticed something weird in her fur. She had some little red things and white things in her fur. I looked it up, and yep, she has mites. Luckily I hadn't put her in the cage with Maude when I noticed it. I read on the net that they are highly contageous and hard to get rid of. So sadley, I will be returning her to the pet store tomorrow. Believe me, they will get an earfull about cleanliness. I am really upset that I have to take her back. I took all possible precautions to prevent my other pets from getting them, but I guess if they do, I'll have to make a trip to the vets. Please pray that they don't. Well, I am sooo sad that I have to take her back. She's just precious. I've decided the next rat I get will definitely come from a breeder and not from the feeder bin at the pet store, even though I feel really sorry for those rats. Anyways, I found a couple of breeders who I can get another rattie from. I think I'm going to get a dumbo. I wish I could keep Norma Jean, but I really don't think I can deal with the possibility of all my other pets getting mites.