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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking New member to my family

I don't have enough posts to be allowed to post pictures yet,
but I got new rat.
His name is "Poe" hes black and white and ADORABLE!
I saw him at the the pet store and fell in love.
I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
He lets my hold him but he seems scared, how can I make him feel more comfortable with me?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 10:54 AM
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Rats should be kept in pairs of the same gender.





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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 11:08 AM
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CongRATS.But I agree with CC...he should have another rat buddy.

Also let him settle.He is scared and stressed right now coming into a new home.He will need a couple days to get used to his surroundings and the new sounds,smells and voices.You can offer him treats and other yummies so he associates you with good things.




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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'll have to wait till I get paid but I will get another male for him.
thank you for all your help guys
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 08:11 PM
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Welcome aboard.

Can't wait to see pics! Also, while you are waiting to get him a friend, look around and check out threads for tips on introducing two unfamiliar rats, so you have minimal fighting between them as they get used to each other.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 09:10 PM
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congrates on the new rat. But yes they do much better in pares. how old is he and is he a dumbo or standard. Dumbos are my fav. But males are so much more mellow and cuddly then the grils can be.
Poe what a great name is that after eger allen poe?


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I think you are in the wrong place buddy.
You are the weirdest cat I ever seen.
Now matter how big or small wierd or normal we or animals may be we can learn to love and get along and love is what makes it all worth wild. Becuase Beautie is in the eye of the beholder an no one is ugly or more prettyer then anything eals we are all equal. There are some ugly people and things but that is becuase man kind makes them this way do to thier actions.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm not sure how old he is, and yes he is named after EAP, my favorite writer, I believe he is a standard.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 01:32 AM
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that is so sweet. I like EAP my fav is the raven. you can always put pics of him on you profile. I dont know if you can post links to pics yet.


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I think you are in the wrong place buddy.
You are the weirdest cat I ever seen.
Now matter how big or small wierd or normal we or animals may be we can learn to love and get along and love is what makes it all worth wild. Becuase Beautie is in the eye of the beholder an no one is ugly or more prettyer then anything eals we are all equal. There are some ugly people and things but that is becuase man kind makes them this way do to thier actions.
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