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|Posted by Jody on September 6, 2011 at 11:15 PM|
For the first time ever, Another Love Rattery has a new girl coming into the line! It is difficult to find rats to bring into the rattery as most of you know, there are just not really any other breeders in Florida. But, a lady I know had an "oops" litter, and after hearing her describe the parents, and their parents, I knew it would be a safe bet to bring in a baby from her litter. I am hoping to get an agouti variberk, or agouti mismarked bareback or something close to that. She doesn't know the sexes of the babies yet, but will know soon, and I will be driving to Jupiter, FL to pick up my new baby!
I am so excited I just can't wait. And it will be very interesting to bring new blood into the rattery. She will not be bred until she is about 5 months old, so will get to simply be a pet until that time. Of course, if her temperament and health does not live up to my expectations then she will not be bred at all. But after talking at length with the owner, I am sure that will not be a problem. The mom is a dilute black berkshire, and the father is a mismarked agouti bareback. They both have just the cutest faces!
I will be sure to post some pics of her when I get her, and as she grows. So check back often! I should be getting her in about 3 or 4 weeks.
Update: I have had Keely about 5-6 weeks now, and she just does not live up to the docile, calm, gentle nature of the rats that I breed. She is sweet enough, and full of energy, and very playful, but a little timid, and just has not completely fit in with my girls as I hoped she would. So Keely is going to a new home next week... wanted to get her into her permanent home while she is still nice and young.
|Posted by cgoehring78 on May 18, 2011 at 11:16 PM|
One of my first rats, Blue, had been separated from his brothers because he had become mean towards them. He had his own cage on a separate table where I left his cage door open so he could get out and stretch his legs. One day, I left a box of facial tissues on his table. Apparently he was bored that day because when I came home, I found he had taken the entire box, tissue by tissue, and stuffed his spaceship-looking hammock to the brim - actually bulging - with the tissues! There was a trail of tissues from the box, along the table over the side of his cage and up the level to his hammock creating a long waterfall of white. All I could see of "Blue" when I finally found him in the middle of his tissue house was his two button eyes and his pink nose. He had literally emptied the entire box! This was 10 years ago so I don't have any pictures...
|Posted by Jody on April 24, 2011 at 4:41 AM|
Is getting to meet all the new owners and their families. I got to meet everyone yesterday and today, and introduce them to their new babies. Everyone seemed to get the babies they wanted and all seemed very happy. I breed my baby rats to share the joy of owning ratties with others. It is always a great day for me when new owners come to pick up their new babies. Well, it is bittersweet. Because now the baby cage is all empty..... sigh.
It was such an honor meeting you all, and I want to thank each and every one of you for making all this such a pleasant and easy experience. Everyone was so cooperative, and it worked out great the times/day that everyone could come. It is my honor to have you taking home my babies! I hope you all enjoy them for a very long time to come, as much as I enjoyed seeing them from brith through the time you adopted them. Hopefully each time everyone will get the babies they want and all will be happy!
Thank you folks! It was all my pleasure!
|Posted by Rucina on February 4, 2011 at 5:31 AM|
One of the rats i adopted from ALR was Mutt. well on the weekends we go up nothing to visit my family and my mom normally gets all the stuff packed into the car and gets my three boys ready for the trip and the just pics me up after work and we hit the road. But while she was moving my boys into the travel cage well she had gotten remmy (my older boy) out first who wasnt ready to wake up yet. then my grandmother got Elmer (the other boy i got from ALR) out and into the travel cage. my mom went back for Mutt and he saw her and ran up and got into the bed and shut his eyes! my mom told me as soon as she picked me upI i think its really cute and silly he was like a little kid trying to pretend he was asleep! i love my quirky little Mutt! X3
|Posted by Jody on February 4, 2011 at 12:56 AM|
|Posted by Jody on February 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM|
Morgan, who is one of my retired breeding girls, now pretty much free roams the house. I have 2 little chihuahuas, and while the one can be a little grumpy with her (would never hurt her), the other one is in love with her! They will actually play together! Bucky gets so excited that he will run from the loveseat to the couch and back again, and Morgan just follows right along with him! She will run after him, and they both get so excited it is just too cute and silly. I wish I could get it on video, but when I have the camera ready Morgan doesn't chase him. But to watch a rat chasing behind a little dog has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen!
This is a picture of Jake with Bucky (the chihuahua). You can't see Jake's face, but he is up against Bucky's tummy, and Bucky loves it! So Morgan isn't the only rat he gets along with!
|Posted by Ingrid on February 3, 2011 at 8:46 AM|
This is Charlie, one of my ratties. I gave him some garlic bread to try for a bit and he was so happy. He kept running off with it and turning his back on Dexter, my other rat. But they shared eventually.
This is a photo of the two of them...they love their pvc pipes.