Ethical Rat Breeders, and Breeding Info
I just picked up another rat, and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how I should introduce them to each other,( pictures under cut...Collapse )
Hello. Im Sariel, I was hoping the group could help me out with a question I have regarding the age of my new baby rattie.
There are my 3 week old babies, and one of my adult rats (not the mother, she only met the mother 3 days before she gave birth)
I got a new breeding female, named Lucy, in December and she is already twice the size of my last female! She is a beautiful black irish (mismarked sadly) dumbo (perfect ears) rex (still curly after molting) with great type (AFRMA definition). I am so exited to have her in my ratty family and she will soon have a cage mate** when her cousin comes home in a month or so. As soon as she reaches 11 ounces she is going to be bred to my Grand Champion agouti berkshire hairless dumbo male Koden who is currently at around 35 ounces -feels heavier- and all muscle. I am expecting all black and agouti dumbp rexes out of the litter but there is a tiny fraction of a chance that I will get blues. If everything works out the babies will be born in late spring. So drop me a line if you want any more information, have a question, or just want to chat. I'll have my website up as soon as I have time to finish the last touches.
** Lucy is being housed alone as of current because of horrible circumstances. I had a two year old agouti berkshire female named Dante ready to be her cagemate. Her personality was perfect to be housed with younger rats and she had already had two roomates previously (another long story about a rescue high-white and a tiny female smaller then a 6 week old baby). But a few weeks before I got Lucy she got very agressive and decided to let her live out her days solo for her and my other rats safety. Then a few days before Lucy came home all of Dante's health problems (caused by poor care and being bred to young to many times while she was under the care of her previous owner) caught up with her and she passed away in her sleep before Lucy even came home.
out of nowhere my brand new rat Milly had babies today.I went to pick her up and out popped a baby!I guess the males and females were mixed at the store at one point.
i was wondering if my other rat (lilly) has to be in a different cage than the mom and babies
and if you could help me out with some tips
this is all so sudden!!!
Dear Ratty Folk,
I am an LJ old-hat but new in utilising pet communities.
I am looking currently for some new boys. Preferably dumbos and preferably babies. But I would consider any old squishy brothers, rescues, babies, whatever.
I am in London but often drive to Leicester so could collect from there as well.
I know breeding can be a touchy subject, but to be honest I am thinking someone breeding dumbos in London is needed as I cant find anyone and pet shops never seem to have rats.
My roan boy Josh ended up fading too quickly... at only about 9 weeks he's already TOO light! I'm cutting todays pics to be nice :)( Handsome Roan BabyCollapse )
The goal in breeding roans is to have a rat that still has color into adulthood. They fade with EACH moult through their life, until they are white in old age (but hopefully not before!).
Josh is only my first ever roan, and only one of a few in the US so far. His Grandpa from France was a slow roaner, and one of his 6 cousins was a slow roaner... the other 5 roaned fast like Josh!