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Old 03-20-2010, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Punkygirl0101 View Post
Because there is nobody to rehome them here. Cats are everywhere here, absolutely everywhere. We have to ship them to other cities and states to get them adopted!

And rats are not wanted in my area, only a small handful of people like them.

And what makes you think I haven't? Ive adopted many animals out after taking them in and rehabilitating them. (Rabbits, guinea pigs, rats,mice, hamsters, cats even.

Is the attitude really necessary? I simply asked a question. Maybe you need to take a step back from the thread.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:06 AM
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I didn't infer any sort of attitude from that post, Miss Ashby

The ratties are adorable! The smeeze' looks like a pretty good one!
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:17 AM
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Your rats are beautiful, too. Such soft looking fur! And the ferret is cute in that scarf!
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:20 AM
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Aw, the baby rats are verrry cute I like their names!
And as always YAY FERRET PICS!! lol

As a side note, I've been up 7 rats before and they aren't hard to care for as long as you have a little money saved up for emergency vet bills. I don't know if Punky has this problem (but I assume so) but once people hear that you rescue (as I foster dogs) EVERYONE and their brother comes out of the woodwork wanting you to take theirs. When you have a pet in your hands and you KNOW they aren't being properly cared for it IS hard to say no. With that being said, everyone has to have a limit. BUT my limit last year is different than ths year, stuff happens, people get busy , or less so. I know last year I said one foster was my absolute limit, and now I technically have two (if you include Cocoa). I'm at my limit now though LOL with Tucker on crate rest and Mia's sugery coming up - no they're not my dogs but of course I'm going to help wth them

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Old 03-20-2010, 09:31 AM
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I agree its easy to collect animals (I had spell where people were offering me free horses all the time) And the rats are deff squee worthy

But honestly reading this thread makes me wonder.. does the lady doth protest too much? Punky your action seemed pretty extreme and perfectly calculated to escalate drama.
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:35 AM
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there super cute babies, i love blues and that champagne hooded is a cutie, rattie feet make me smile.

ignoring everything else i am going to ask if theres a reason you keep them in a tank though?
not enough ventilation for my liking, especially for boys, im sure youve had many and they do fine, i know plenty of people keep them in tanks, but i definatly would suggest checking into buying a nice big cage (something like a ferret nation) for all of them, more hangingn and climbing space too and much more space for toys, LOTS of toys :P

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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Old 03-20-2010, 11:11 AM
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CUTTEE. I love that little blue rat. He's super adorable

Our first rat was kept in a big aquarium. Then I kept them in a not powder coated cage (gross) so I bought that gigantic Martin cage. The one that is 5' tall. It was hell to clean.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:05 PM
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That post wasnt meant to sound like it had attitude, I was answering your question.

Bratina- I have found rats and hamsters in boxes on my front porch before, i try to find homes but since nobody wants them I end up keeping them.

I dont keep my rats in tanks, they have ferret nations. I had then in the tank briefly while I was cleaning an old quarantine cage for them . Ive posted pics of my FN before, and im in the process of getting a CN.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:50 AM
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Cute babies I have a critter nation and it's a splendid cage. Lots of room for my three kiddos to run around in.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:41 AM
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I found an FN on CL for sale, and its a great price and brand new, but I dont want to have to do any work with hardware cloth to make the wire spacing small enough for babies, so ill probably just stick with getting a CN so I dont have to do anythimg extra besides the daunting task of assembling it alone (since nobody ever wants to help me)
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