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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Otto – Happy 36 months Little Shy Man :D

Otto was part of a pair of boys I took in as they were almost out the door going to the reptile store. Otto sadly had never been handled his entire life so he’s been a shy retiring fellow most of his time with me. He lost his friend and cagemate awhile ago now (Wilbur was a lovebug!) and moved in with some very nice older ladies.
He’s got HED badly, and a persistent URI, but he’s bright and happy as an oldie can be

With his ladies Shama and Moggy






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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 05:36 PM
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he's suuuuuuuuuch a cutie!!!
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That last pic makes me smile.


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Oh my gawd - what a cheeky old man. !
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Awe, he's very cute Glad he's retiring in good hands!
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Good to know that he is in such good hands with that poorly chest He is a very handsome ratty. Do they not tend to mate at that age? I don't really know anything about rats but it's time to start learning! I have definately decided on rats when I move to a bigger place, you guys have converted me! They look like a lot of fun I think I will still keep mice as well though as I have a real soft spot for their tiny paws and mega ears!


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Good to know that he is in such good hands with that poorly chest He is a very handsome ratty. Do they not tend to mate at that age? I don't really know anything about rats but it's time to start learning! I have definately decided on rats when I move to a bigger place, you guys have converted me! They look like a lot of fun I think I will still keep mice as well though as I have a real soft spot for their tiny paws and mega ears!
All boys are neutered unless they are passing through as a foster or being adopted quickly. So they don't have a chance to procreate

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All boys are neutered unless they are passing through as a foster or being adopted quickly. So they don't have a chance to procreate
I was planning on getting Da Vinci a little girl to hang out with, since the boys don't really like him...I thought it'd be healthier to get the female fixed, because of tumors? Or is it just getting boys fixed is easier or less expensive? Or am I crazy ?
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Nuetering is cheaper,but spaying does help prevent tumors in alot of cases.

What a big cutie! I LOOOVE the last picture!




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Nuetering is cheaper,but spaying does help prevent tumors in alot of cases.

What a big cutie! I LOOOVE the last picture!
Thanks!

Hah, he doesn't look three years old at all. I think the girls keep him young.
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I neuter because I keep mostly intact girls, its just easier/cheaper for me with my numbers, but I suggest pet owners to spay their girls as the benefits for them can really lengthen their lives

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I thought so. Just wanted to make sure I knew what I was talking about!

Hm, why do you wait to put pictures up of your rattys when they're 2+ years old, Spaz? Out of curiosity.
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about how much is a neuter? and a spay?
I'm thinking when my boyfriend finally lets me get a second rat, it would be nice to be able to take in a girl OR a boy in need
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about how much is a neuter? and a spay?
I'm thinking when my boyfriend finally lets me get a second rat, it would be nice to be able to take in a girl OR a boy in need
Here in Newfoundland a spay and a neuter for rats costs the same as dogs and cats! So about $250 for females and $140 for males.I dunno if it is the same in other parts of Canada.




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