asile_de_fou: (Remyhead)
( Aug. 10th, 2010 02:10 pm)
For the past month or so, I have been looking for a rat companion for my lonely female rat, Mojo. I didn't want to buy one from a pet store because of nasty pet store things, so I opted to search for one that needed to be rehomed. I was looking into a rescue in Michigan that transports to Cincinnati, but before I heard back from them, I found a pair on Craigslist. The woman was giving away her kids' two rats because they didn't pay attention to them and she didn't think it was fair for the rats... So Chris and I picked them up yesterday afternoon.

They are very sweet, however extremely timid. Picking them up scares the pee and poop out of them. They also have red bumps all over their tails in splotches, which we have determined to be either from poor hygiene or an allergy to something they were on- like bedding (but they were on blue Carefresh as far as we know, so who knows). So we're cleaning their tails and keeping an eye on them before we take them to a vet and introduce them to Mojo... but I'm pretty sure it's not contagious. It's definitely not mites or anything like that. I've asked around on a few rat forums and they all pretty much agree with what I said.

Anyway... a picture! I give you Harlot (the light-colored one) and Jezebel (the black and white one)... Previously named Oreo and Butter.

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