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urgeok2
04-22-2008, 09:20 AM
some new pics.

impossible to get decent ones - the little buggers wont stand still..


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03777.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03782.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03786.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03788.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03792.jpg

urgeok2
04-22-2008, 09:21 AM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03814.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03827.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03844.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03852.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03856.jpg

urgeok2
04-22-2008, 09:22 AM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03865.jpg

_____V_____
04-22-2008, 09:24 AM
some new pics.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/dem%20rats/DSC03788.jpg

Pied Piper of Hamelin?

urgeok2
04-22-2008, 09:27 AM
2 seconds later he pissed all over my shoulder.

these things eat and crap more than the average dog. has to be seen to be believed (i guess it's because they are so young)

neverending
04-22-2008, 09:30 AM
No- it's because they're RATS.

bloody_ribcut
04-22-2008, 09:31 AM
i have some too, only there not pets.

urgeok2
04-22-2008, 09:36 AM
No- it's because they're RATS.
ha !

i've had rats before - but they were a lot older .. never had the appetite these guys do.


friendly little buggers though - especially the black and white one .. when you stick your hand in the cage he jumps in then runs up your arm to sit on your shoulder.

_____V_____
04-22-2008, 09:37 AM
2 seconds later he pissed all over my shoulder.

these things eat and crap more than the average dog. has to be seen to be believed (i guess it's because they are so young)

Wait until they are all grown up.

ferretchucker
04-22-2008, 09:38 AM
You should train them to go after someone when they have their scent! That'd fuck someone who screwed you over then was trying to sell their house! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Rayne
04-22-2008, 09:43 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/BloodRayne/GiddyUp.jpg
"Giddy Up!...Let's go. Whatcha waitin' for old man?"

:D

Vodstok
04-22-2008, 10:19 AM
Man, i am envious. Rats make incredible pets. We have a dog and 2 rabbits. We love all of them, and will always have dogs, but bunnies are like big mice; ungrateful and fucking messy. Cute as hell though.


I would kill for rats again. the hooded one ^ looks like my late rat Ripley (yes, named after sigourney weaver in Alien)

urgeok2
04-22-2008, 10:51 AM
if it wasnt for the short life span i'd say they were the best pets ever

Vodstok
04-22-2008, 11:44 AM
Okay, wasnt Preacher going for a PHD in molecular biology? there is his doctoral thesis, he needs to extend the lifespan of the domestic rat.


May as well give them opposable thumbs while we're at it.

Phalanx
04-22-2008, 01:42 PM
I like the brown/black one.
I haven't had rat kittens in ages...I've got a female, but the pet retailers around here are just shit and haven't had any in a while.

Yeah, you'll get the friendliest rats by hand rearing them from a young age - The mothers that I've had, haven't been overly psycho, so I've been able to pat them from pretty young ages, and pick them up even before their eyes open...it's good when they have your scent even before they can see...I think the best thing is the day their eyes start to open.

My rat eats pretty much whatever, prefers vegetables though.
I agree, they are a great pet to have, they're friendly and always interesting to watch, they're clean, and don't require too much maintenance beyond feeding and the occasional wash. They're one of the few animals aside from dogs that actually seek out human attention/companionship, and I like that.

- The pissing thing tends to stop. Just put them back in their cage/hut whenever they do it, and don't pick them up right after they wake.

Phalanx
04-22-2008, 01:44 PM
May as well give them opposable thumbs while we're at it.
Hm...it's like they're kind've half way there...if you've seen rat hands, they almost look that way, not to mention they use their hands more'n any other creature I've come into contact with.


So yeah...biggest litter I've had, fyi, was 16, the smallest coming in at just 3.

wildfire
04-22-2008, 02:30 PM
I have 2 rats. There kick ass pets. I can let vlad Go in the house and when i call him he comes back. Your rats are cute!! :D

Vodstok
04-22-2008, 03:49 PM
Hm...it's like they're kind've half way there...if you've seen rat hands, they almost look that way, not to mention they use their hands more'n any other creature I've come into contact with.




rats practically have people hands, they just lack a thumb.

Hey, you would probably love Ratatouille. Its about a rat that cooks :)

ChronoGrl
04-23-2008, 04:55 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v69/BloodRayne/GiddyUp.jpg
"Giddy Up!...Let's go. Whatcha waitin' for old man?"

:D

hahaha

...

Urge, they're adorable. It's a shame they wouldn't get along with my hairless kitty.

urgeok2
04-23-2008, 05:12 PM
It's a shame they wouldn't get along with my hairless kitty.


ok .. even though you threw it out there - i'm not going for it.

too easy - even for me :D

urgeok2
04-26-2008, 05:02 PM
well, went out and bought a 3' high, 4 tiered cage for the rat pack.
we were using an aquarium but they were rapidly growing out of it.

they freaking love the cage. thank god - the damn thing cost $139.00

more than my 1st car.

Phalanx
04-26-2008, 05:05 PM
You'll probably want to seperate the males and females soon...you'd be surprised how early things can take place.,.

Rayne
04-26-2008, 05:14 PM
You'll probably want to seperate the males and females soon...you'd be surprised how early things can take place.,.That's a very good point...Rats are proliferate breeders, that's why their life expectancy is so short...Definitely something to stay on top of

But...I'm sure you already thought of that :)

urgeok2
04-26-2008, 05:30 PM
You'll probably want to seperate the males and females soon...you'd be surprised how early things can take place.,.

thats why i'm hanging onto the aquarium.

we thought we'd maybe try one litter - then keep them seperated after that ..

i think we have 1 female and 2 males.

when we do seperate them we'll need another female to keep her company

Phalanx
04-26-2008, 05:46 PM
Yeah...they're a social creature.
I have only one female now, and have been trying to get her a friend, but we have periods around here you just can't get them....
Good thing that they're so human friendly, because we'll spend time with her, but another rat would be nice.

urgeok2
06-10-2008, 08:29 AM
well,

i got home yesterday and found the female rat cleaning off a couple of babies.

I knew she was preggers so i moved her into the old aquarium one day before - talk about perfect timing.

i cant see them clearly - but there looks like about 10 babies.

she seems to want out a lot but is still tending to the babies.
hopefully they'll all survive and i can get some cool pictures to post

hammerfan
06-10-2008, 08:35 AM
So, does this make you a grandpa?! :D

The Mothman
06-10-2008, 08:36 AM
cute rats.
i bought a feeder mouse for a dollar once. his name was bob. he was the fattest one i could find, but he smelt so bad i had to give him away. he stunk up my entire room, along with my hallway, and i bathed him twice a day. made no difference.

urgeok2
06-10-2008, 08:53 AM
So, does this make you a grandpa?! :D

not ...biblically :)


so - if anyone wants some rats in a couple of months - let me know ...

urgeok2
06-10-2008, 08:58 AM
cute rats.
.



i have to post new pics - they're 5 times the size now .

and yeah - mice are smellier than rats.


i clean the rat cage out once a week, and take it out in the back yard to hose it down. just bought some pet shampoo to give them a bath during the weekly cleaning as well.

urgeok2
06-23-2008, 06:48 AM
and - here are the babies - 2 weeks old.

3 hooded (like dad) and 8 black with white bellies and feet (like mom)

they're getting mobile - and mom has no problem with me handling them.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/DSC05835.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/DSC05836.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/urgeok/DSC05837.jpg



took these while cleaning the cage

ChronoGrl
06-23-2008, 07:38 AM
Soooooooooo adorable!

What are you going to do with them? Keep 'em or sell 'em?

urgeok2
06-23-2008, 08:08 AM
Soooooooooo adorable!

What are you going to do with them? Keep 'em or sell 'em?

now that we have to seperate the girl from the 2 boys - i'll keep one girl for the mom for company - and give the other 10 to the pet store if they'll take them .. if not - christ i have no idea..

Despare
06-23-2008, 09:19 AM
now that we have to seperate the girl from the 2 boys - i'll keep one girl for the mom for company - and give the other 10 to the pet store if they'll take them .. if not - christ i have no idea..

One word...



Willard