My New Baby!
So, I got my new girl. Actually I got her a week ago but I was busy and didnít have time to sit down and write a new thread. She is light gray with a darker head. She looks like a dusty white. But, most importantly she has black eyes! I named her Guinevere.
At first I got a black-headed cow one. She was as big as a mouse, just like Juliet was when I got her. She seemed very sweet but she kept pooping. Now, my experience with rats (and mice) is if they donít stop pooping on you every time you go to hold them by the fourth or fifth time they most likely will never stop. (My Dad has two rats like that. They are over a year and no matter what, they will always poop on you. The mom is excellent, she never poops.) So, I gave her the rest of the day and she kept doing it. I wasnít going to risk it (especially since I wasnít attached yet) and I brought her back.
Thatís when I picked out the light gray one. My boyfriend had pointed to one that was a light tan but had red eyes and I was like, no. Then I saw her, and he said she was pretty. So we got her. She is a little bigger than Juliet but she is very passive. She is such a sweetie, and like Juliet, she doesnít poop when you hold her!
Only one problem. I think she might be pregnant. This pet store (which I hate but they are the only ones near me who sell colored rats) keeps the males and females together. They also do many other things I do not approve of (basically poor treatment and housing of their rodents) and I mention it to the manager every time I am there. But, she is old enough to breed, she has a round prego belly, and she looked like my other two (who I got from there) who ended up being pregnant. Babies having babies. So, I have to wait it out and see if she is.
I was able to put them together, finally. Juliet is a little imp. She pulls Guinevereís tail and incites fights. Then they mosh some and wrestle for a bit. Guinevere just wants to cuddle and love on Juliet but Juliet will have none of that. She wants to play and run around. But, other than that, they get along real well. Juliet is a little unsocial and doesnít like to sleep with her, except for at night. She is not as accepting of Guinevere as Guinevere is of Juliet. (So I am guessing Juliet would have been fine by herself.) Juliet doesnít seem to want to be held too much any more. She wiggles away and squirms. Maybe she just wants to play. But she used to sit and cuddle. Oh well. Guinevere cuddles.
Hopefully I will get pictures up soon. I have some on my cell phone but I canít upload them. They are too expensive to upload. (It will be a couple dollars a picture.)