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 Cute pics

I just thought that I would start a post on little fur or not so furred critters (I have a hairless rat)

My rat breeding has stopped for now. I know that I will pick it up again someday, but these are some pics of them while I had them
This is my group of males that I was growing up. They always loved to pile on this shelf and nap together.


One of the boys liked to curl up in the snack ball


The mothers were great. They would share the responsibility of raising the babies all the time. I know that it is a little messy, but I refrained from cleaning for a little while after the babies were born so that I didn’t stress everybody out. I had 5 females and several litters at almost all times. I miss all of these guys although I still have the father. He was just too sweet to give up.



The rats were on my screened in porch and I tended to get a visitor too bad for her though



Your turn, I’ll post more later
OX



10/13/09  11:52am

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Brie Brie
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  Message To: OX   In reference to Message Id: 2083406


 Cute pics

OOOh I LOVE rats,they’re sooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!



10/13/09  08:44pm

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  Message To: OX   In reference to Message Id: 2083406


 Cute pics

Aw, cute rats! I like your visitor, too. Very pretty!

Here are some pics from my mouse breeding days.

Crowded on cleaning day. lol

Stuart (daddy mouse) and his girlfriends.



11/13/09  06:21pm

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  Message To: EvilTrailMix   In reference to Message Id: 2095093


 Cute pics

You guys have some real cuties!

The Mom & Pop petstore I trade mice for feed with has some hairless rats. They would need little sweaters knitted for them if they lived with me up here in the winter!

Some of my butterscotch babies:




This color does not breed true when mated with anything else so I broke a long standing rule and bred a butterscotch brother to his two sisters to get the gene strengthened, then I will out breed the young to other colors and see if I get any butterscotch. I took the male out after the girls both got pregnant, and am going to rest my girls for a month or so.

When bred to other colors the young are always big and vigorous. I hope the color comes through with the butterscotch babies.



11/16/09  04:17pm

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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2095956


 Cute pics

They are all adorable! Unfortunately Chimp and Tobias ( the blue rats) died almost 2 years ago . I now have a big albino male (ex breeder) and a male hairless ! They are both awesome and very sweet! The hairless loves to be petted and I actually took him to a presentation that I gave to a middle school ag class a couple of weeks ago and I let the kids pet him as they were leaving and he just laid in my arms as if he were having the time of his life! He is such a ham

I’ll get some pics of them up as soon as I can, camera screen is busted so it is a little difficult to get good pics taken.



11/16/09  08:16pm

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  Message To: OX   In reference to Message Id: 2096036


 Cute pics

Heres my setup. Producing 4-500 mice monthly and about 50-100 rats monthly.








01/03/10  04:38pm

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  Message To: Flameethrower   In reference to Message Id: 2110428


 Cute pics

Very nice setup!
What type of pellets are the bedding?
Also, what are those block like things in the middle of the two lower levels? They look like really huge rodent block.



01/11/10  10:01am

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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2112744


 Cute pics

I use Pine pellets for the bedding

You can get it for 4-6$ and TSC in 40lbs bags. Smell is cut WAY down and you will love it.

the large blocks is just cut up 2x2 wood for chew blocks.



01/11/10  02:08pm


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