Ad - Hey so my rats had babies just over a month ago, I've already sold most of them but there's one little girl who needs a home. She has what looks like a tumor on her side and I don't know how long she'll last but she needs a loving, caring home for whatever little time she may have left. I already have 3 rats so I can't give her the attention she needs to look after her. Completely free, I just want her to find a loving home and not be used for snake or any other animal food
She's a hooded rat with a large black spot on her back, loves hiding in sleeves and very sweet and docile.
The first problem is that she’s in a city about 5 hours from me with no real way to get her to me in Toronto. But luckily last weekend we had a transport coming from Montreal to Oshawa and we had located people to pick up the baby, foster the baby and then drive out to meet the Transport on the major highway so she could go on the Train to me. Well that failed when the owner didn’t respond.
The next weekend, there was another ad up for a different rat…
RAT for FREE! ( Take at own risk please )
Hi there if you are reading this i would like to give my rat away (Derp)
because she had attacked my mom & i can no longer handle this rat.
She is really aggressive & i don't think anyone would be able to take care of her unless she is used as a feeder. I dont want to do this but i really have no choice, if i had sold her to a family with children she will bite.
If you think you can maybe tame her then by all means please contact me if not take her as a feeder if you are willing to use or take her at risk please TEXT me. Thanks!
She is black & white if you would like a picture once again please contact me thanks!
Now what happy home would take this girl in with this type of ad?? I knew her fate and said I would take her in if we could sort out another transport. So Holly in the maritimes took it apon herself to contact a rideshare who agreed to bring the rat with him. Ratmando went and picked her up on Wednesday night…the “vicious rat” was a tiny baby…cute, scared and obviously not a Biter.
Her original name was Derp, but my foster renamed her May.
The next day the sick baby owner emailed saying she had found a home that would take baby to the vet. We all were trying to figure out which of the Ottawa people was taking her in, found out, and then they as I already had a transport coming asked if she could come to me as well. Of course!
So my foster Anita rushed out again and got the lumpy baby. She called her June, and I decided she looked just like a Junebug
She was “off”, lumpy, had a damaged/injured eye and had some really scary moments where we thought we would lose her. May and she met and it was Love.
Two scared babies had a friend, and May became more outgoing and June had someone to cuddle with again.
The transport went off with a little hitch. I had to meet them at the far end of the city, in front of a cinema at a mall…I thought I could stand inside but I couldn’t so I had to stand in the rain…for 40 mins, peering at grey vans and license plates while water dripped down my forehead and down the back of my neck LOL. The guy was late but I finally got my baby girls at about 11 pm and then started the long trek home on public transit.
When I got home I realized the lumps really did seem like tumours and she really was off in her mannerisms and even how she looked, a domed/rounded head, a wobbliness, etc.
We went to bed and the next day I got some pics. Later on I even introduced them to a young rescue litter I have here and their mom…it went great!
Meet May and June…
May is gorgeous and figuring out quickly with big bright eyes that her life has changed for the good
Here you can see the big lump on Junebug’s side…now just imagine that it’s completely round and how far it goes into her body.
She will be seeing my vet for a drop-off appointment on Monday. I am expecting the worst and hoping for the best. My gut is telling me these are inoperable and that I won’t be able to do much for this sweet sweet baby girl. So expect a lot of pics of her and her friends because I don’t know how long she will be with us.
Here you see a 2nd lump on her chest, with a slice above it. You can move the skin around and see the rounded red tumour underneath, it almost looks like a ruptured tumour. It’s very bizarre.
She has issues eating, so I am watching that, although I did catch her eating lab blocks last night (WOOT!), she has funny little mannerisms that remind me of neuro issues, her lungs sound good, there’s no smell of infection (I think the eye is a newer injury) but she’s sooo happy, and she bobbles along exploring, and then her nose goes in the air at all the new smells
and after all that excitement she has to have a nap…she really sleeps hard, and I keep checking her breathing LOL
Sleeping with May keeping watch over her
Out cold again…