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Old 03-26-2010, 11:38 PM
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The recent rat talk made me decide I should post some pics of my 2 girls. I adopted them in December from my school (without my mom's permission--bold move!).

The black & white hooded is Eve... the grayish(? not totally proficient in rat colors) hoodie is Poker.













Poker all snuggled up in fleece makes me wish I had a giant scrap of fleece to curl up in!


Juno is perplexed. And probably hungry.


A typical cage setup, before they decide to do a little interior decorating.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:45 PM
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They are so cute!! and that cage is so cool!

Can they be litter box trained?

I love pokers little grey spot!
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:44 AM
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Rats can be litter trained. As for getting them without your parents permission... well. I find most people warm up to rats once they see how charming they are. When I had a bajillion my mom certainly did. She used to carry her favorite around with her everywhere.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:47 AM
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love the cage and love the girls!

hooded is one of my favorite patterns (along with all its variations)
add to that those dumbo ears on eve and i melt i ADORE dumbos!
i miss my ratties!
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:44 PM
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Can they be litter box trained?
Ehhh to an extent lol, but I don't know if they're ever 100%. Seems like you can get them to poop in the box, but peeing is a whole different issue lol.

Thanks guys! Foxy I'm the same way over dumbos lol. She was the only dumbo available and I just couldn't resist!
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:43 PM
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Are they kind of old? They look extremely skinny. What are you feeding them?
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:38 PM
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They look fine to me? I'm not even sure how you can even judge their body shapes by those pictures--they don't really show much. I don't know how old they are. Maybe close to 1 year (above or below, I don't know, but somewhere around there I'd assume). They get Wellness senior dog food and a homemade cereal mix. Free-fed.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:42 PM
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their cage is so pretty! Im so used to seeing rats in those lil aquairums like at petsmart, that actually looks like a great lil hangout!

and I love the color scheme! Ive always heard rats are a lot like little dogs when it comes to their personalities, do you find that to be true?

They always do look a lil smarter than the average hamster lol
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Are they kind of old? They look extremely skinny. What are you feeding them?
Uh they look fine to me. I don't own a rat. But have friends who do. And am a member of a Rat and Mouse forum.

Her rats look fine weight wise. And like she said those pictures airn't the best to judge.


Anyways...

Very beautiful girls
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Hard to tell, but from wht I see of their bodies they look fine to me as well...
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