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 #2157112


JessiM
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 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

well the cute lil buggers are fully furred now and eyes wide open...exploring everything they see... and are starting to try solids mommy rat must be sooo happy that they will wean soon...

my double rexs are already starting to loose fur lol

here are some pics
hades (left) must get up in the camera... his double rex bro next to him



the female im keeping is on the far right... with the thiner strip that comes to a point





and one of the double rexs that im keeping its a boy and no idea for a name




they are all healthy and weigh 34.5 grams each o.o lil fatties

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jess



06/20/10  02:27pm

 #2157138


Amyers
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2157112


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

OMG they are wayyy to cute!! :D haha i love the last one ^^



06/20/10  05:10pm

 #2157176


JessiM
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  Message To: Amyers   In reference to Message Id: 2157138


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

yeah they are adorable lil things lol



06/20/10  07:43pm

 #2157180


Amyers
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2157176


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

i have a question to ask...do rats have a strong urine smell? is it similar to mice?



06/20/10  08:20pm

 #2157190


JessiM
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  Message To: Amyers   In reference to Message Id: 2157180


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

they are not as bad as mice, but if you dont clean the cage often then yes it smells quite terribly...especially male rats. they are stinky things
lol



06/20/10  09:33pm

 #2157193


Amyers
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2157190


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

okay haha thanks i know how stinky mice can be lol



06/20/10  09:49pm

 #2157209


JessiM
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  Message To: Amyers   In reference to Message Id: 2157193


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

yeah, i use to breed all sorts of colors with mice it was fun except the smell lol alot of cleaning lol



06/20/10  11:13pm

 #2157219


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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2157209


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

yeah the smell is the worst. my guinea pig wasn’t even as bad haha



06/21/10  12:10am

 #2162027


Tinetine
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  Message To: Amyers   In reference to Message Id: 2157219


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

incase you still dont have a name for the baby thats nameless... here are a few cute ones: blaire, paz, louigi, ronaldo, havarti, momo, palaris, julian, mancala, walden, avey, cheerio, and pooter.



07/12/10  12:55pm

 #2162031


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162027


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

pooter lol thats funny... and no still have not named him yet.... we got 3 left out of the litter that we kept....hades, pipsqeak and nameless...



07/12/10  01:51pm

 #2162140


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2162031


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

okay.... well a cute thing to do is summarize the baby’s characteristics (the one without a name) then look up the greek gods (there are soooo many), just look up the god’s names and description, then match which god the nameless baby is most like. i dont believe in them or anything, its just that, i think that most of the gods have cool names. i have used this technique before...sooo cute. ahhah... welll goood luck with that!!



07/12/10  06:50pm

 #2162181


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162140


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

i’m more into the Egyptian gods and native american spirits, but i will find a suitable name for the nearly bald little thing..lol



07/12/10  09:44pm

 #2162196


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2162181


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

hahahah alrighty then. ideas never hurt. :D good luck.



07/12/10  10:23pm

 #2162297


Tinetine
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162196


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

i was just wondering if you had any older rats?... like not OLD.. but older that pups? i am 14 and i hav had 2 rats before but i was WAYYYY more inexperienced and i had to give them up for adoption. but now i have done lots of research and i have seen how-to vids about rats sooo my mom said i could get 2 more. im plannin on gettin a dumbo and a fancy. im guessin u have plenty of knowledge about rats seeing you have had a litter so i was going to ask you a few questions. starting with... what kind of food do you suggest?.. i already know that i will need to give them fresh fruits and veggies. but what kind of lab block/pellets?... i read that ’mazuri’ is good. but what do your rats like? and alsooo.. do you give your rats a bath?... i no that some ppl say it isnt good for them cuz it washes the oils from their skin,but what do u think?. and also... do u leave urs on free range?... do they poop occasionally? cuz i already have ferret poop stains. i dont need anymore. well. thanks for anything you answer to.



07/13/10  12:38pm

 #2162320


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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162297


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

i have been breeding rats for several years now... mainly to sell as pet or snake food... or just as snake food for my two pythons...

but i do keep several rats as pets, lol

they love grapes and apples, bananas etc... and some veggies... (mine are picky) brown rice mixed with corn and a bit of turkey sometimes... some meats are good for them... like chicken and turkey.. but the white meat only. the dark is to fatty.

As for the blocks, Mazuri is a good brand but expensive as heck.... kaytee is what i usually use,zupreem stuff like that. also nuts.. like peanuts as treats.

i give mine a bath every two weeks or three. it helps keep their oder down. and depending on the shampoo you use ... keeps the fur soft and the skin moist so there is no infections like dry flakey skin.

their tails get really nasty after a while...too... they turn brown. with poo lol

i never leave my rats free roam, we have cats and terriers which wouldnt hesitate to kill... that and rats poop everywhere and pee... especially males..

BTW, males are more friendly than females, females tend to be more territorial... but females are more clean... lol

rat poop is easy to clean up thankfully lol, oh and make sure they have things to do, bored rats cause havoc.. even when in their cage..lol


i have another litter of babies on the way due maybe sunday.... this will be my 65th litter lol



07/13/10  02:19pm

 #2162349


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2162320


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

wow... are u selling any?... what area do u live in?.. i live in MS. and thanks for the info. i am gettin two rats this weekend.



07/13/10  04:56pm

 #2162369


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162349


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

I’m not selling any at the moment, i will be with this next litter. but i live in Indiana lol and i dont like to ship lol i dont trust fed ex or UPS lol



07/13/10  05:57pm

 #2162396


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2162369


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

oh hahaah yaaa... well i just went today and looked at some pups at the local petshop. they are 20 dollars but they look 6 months. sooo i guess thats pretty good.... do you have any cages your not using?...send me one!! hahhh jk. i do need to get a cage though... and my mom is not helping me buy one cuz she said im doing this on my own since she has paid for all of my past pets. ..hahahh.



07/13/10  08:18pm

 #2162410


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162396


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

dont forget to get the cage first and the materials before you pick out your rats... and be very careful about choosing a rat from a store.... not all are healthy. make sure they let you see it and hold it... and such...

and pick a cage that has plenty of room to climb around... and multiple floors and of course escape proof lol ...
and i never have empty cages lol unless a snake got loose and had a mid night lunch lol but that never happens with my two.. only once but that was when i had chickens lol



07/13/10  09:37pm

 #2162553


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2162410


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

hahah okay. im saving money already. i am gettin a multi level ferret cage. and all of the accesories. its gonna take awhile. ahhaha. uhhmm... how many rats do u have?



07/14/10  01:51pm

 #2162592


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162553


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

errr, well the number is always fluctuating lol at the moment 3 males and 2 females and about maybe a litter of 13 on the way. my rats always have big litters lol.. must be the food. haha

but usually have alot more 8 or 10



07/14/10  04:32pm

 #2162649


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2162592


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

what do you do with all of the pups? and wow, thats cool. a new litter?.. when is the momma expecting?



07/14/10  06:56pm

 #2162673


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2162649


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

she is expecting some time this week i think... she is massive lol

they are snake food mostly, its cheaper to breed rats for my snakes then buy them. that and i also sell them as pets or as food for reps.



07/14/10  08:33pm

 #2163006


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2162673


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

ohhhhh....ew. ...everyone has to eat though. are u going to put pics of the massive momma on here?



07/16/10  08:16pm

 #2163034


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2163006


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

no, camera is dead lol she just looks like she has eaten two golf balls lol



07/16/10  11:12pm

 #2163112


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2163034


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

when they are pregnant, does it look like they have a huuugggeeeee tumor in their belly ahhaha... oh and btw... i am getting 3 rats next weekend. i am still saving money... and i will pics on of them.... SOOOO EXCITED!!!! i am not reeeeaaaalllly sure what kind of cage i should get though. price range is like 80-120



07/17/10  12:13pm

 #2163113


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2163112


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

the bigger the better, jsut make sure the bar spacing is not to wide... they are smart and can squeeze through anything.

yeah it does look like that, or they are sumo wrestlers with a very bad additude lol.

i know all the babies will be pretty much black and white.. maybe a slate grey in there... and a possible few double rexs and of course all are dumbo eared lol that i know... thats all i breed lol



07/17/10  12:17pm

 #2163120


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2163113


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

have you ever gotten "high whites" or babies with mea colon.. i dont fullly under stand how this works. does it have to do with the color of the parents fur?



07/17/10  01:39pm

 #2163121


Tinetine
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  Message To: JessiM   In reference to Message Id: 2163113


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

have you ever gotten "high whites" or babies with mega colon.. i dont fullly under stand how this works. does it have to do with the color of the parents fur?



07/17/10  01:39pm

 #2163131


JessiM
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2163121


 Update on rat pups cchek out our cuteness!!!

no idea, i have had rats with every color and patteren... hairless and nearly hairless,,, even patchwork rats lol.

and even rats with odd eye (eyes with diff. colors) and never had an issue. but had babies with swollen stomachs/ intestines. lol it was not pretty.



07/17/10  02:30pm

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