We added two new sweeties! December 10, 2004 5:22 AM
We now are the proud owners of MR Valentine's Pampelmousse "Moose" and Mr Valentine's King George "George". They are so adorable! Wooly rex coats and big dumbo ears. I'm hoping they will settle in with the other two boys at some point so they can all be together, Moose got nipped yesterday in the introductions so we have separated them but left a mesh portal for them to sniff and snort through. I'm so thrilled with how well socialized breeders rats are!
Any tips on introductions and I'd love them. We started by cleaning the condo with bleach and tea tree oil so it smells minty fresh. They met in the neutral bathtub but the little ones are so scared they are reacting defensively to everything. The nip happened when we put Jim, our alpha male in with the little guys and they freaked. The little ones have stopped screaming ever time they see the big guys so I hope it is a good sign.
I will see about posting picks or giving the URL for the breeders pics.
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