so i have had peter for a long and a bit now (i think.....i really need to write these things down) and i thought i'd update since he was in terrible shape when i got him.
when he arrive home with me, i was warned that he's scared and timid, and poops everywhere (when you have him out of cage). i also found him to be bony, lacking some pudge, and naaaasty fur. i also noticed that the girl was feeding him (and her two girl rats) a mix of cat and dog food (ick). now, i'm wondering if he could be a rex? his fur still "looks" nasty but to touch it is silky smooth, and his whiskers aren't straight as an arrow like timmys. they're not curly-whirly, but they are curvy and arced and funny looking lol. he's certainly NOT "timid" by any means, his personality is hilarious, very degu-ish in movement. if she considered him timid then she's stupid (sorry but come on) he was just shy from lack of handling. 2 days with me and he was a regular puppy again (i call all rats puppies cause they remind me of dogs lol). i'd only done one week of qt because i really felt he needed timmy to help clean his fur. and boy does timmy love pinning him down to clean him lol. of course peter also pins down tim to clean him too. timmy's SUCH an eeeeper, like anytime peter TOUCHES him while he's drinking, it's eeep eeep wah wah, everday there's eeping, but i know from when mookie was around, timmy's just a BIG wuss. i did get him at 4 weeks old. meh. they've lived together a month now, fur and personality are present and accounted for. fur looks wierd but feels normal. timmy has taught him that i'm momma, and peter now licks me!! hahahaha poo on you stupid rat girl lol. OH! and never ONCE has he pooped on me, so i dunno what she did to scare him so bad, cause he's completely ratty with me. they love chasing each other around the bathroom, seeing what the other is exploring, and stepping on each other to see who can get to momma first lol. it's funny to see, peter comes up to see me, timmy sits on him or shoves him out of the way to he can get to me first. i always take them both out or places together, i dont' want peter to get toally shafted, he's a sweetie with lots of energy and has come out of his shell quite nicely. he's almost at par with timmy's outgoing-ness, everyday gets a liiiiiiiittle closer
i'll be taking some new pics soon. peter's at his growth spurt and is now almost the same size as timmy, i think he's only maybe 2 weeks younger than tim. anywho, thought i'd update you all
things are swell!