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46 Rats in Staffordshire (transport may be available)

Discussion in 'Small Animal Rescue and Adoption' started by Nim, Jul 7, 2009.


  1. Nim

    Nim PetForums Member

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    Due to an emergency rescue we currently have 46 rats that need to go to new homes as soon as possible. You can view them all here:
    Rehoming rats
    You can contact me (Nim) by email (ratscallions@gmail.com) or phone (07982247735) if you would like any further information, or to make reservations.

    Please bare in mind that they will only go to new homes in same sex groups of two or more.
    If you are interested, please be aware that I will ask you questions about how you will keep them.
    These rats are not for breeding, and not for feeding to other animals.
    All of these rats are used to each other, so apart from where I have specified, you can easily mix and match them with each other.

    I am based in the West Midlands (Staffordshire). Transport may be able to be arranged to other areas, particularly the South East, and Sheffieldish area.

    Here's a little info on the rats, but you can see pictures and further information on the webpage: Rehoming rats

    Please bare in mind that all ages are approximate, as I don't think the ages I was given were accurate.

    The Adult Boys

    - Gimlet and Gizmo. Black and agouti self. Approximately 8 weeks old. Underweight. I would like these two to go together.
    - Azgar. Silver Fawn Hooded. 2 years old.
    - Boromir. Champagne hooded. 1 year old.
    - Pippin. Champagne hooded. 1 year old.
    - Legolas. Black hooded. 1 year old.
    - Loki. Himilayan dumbo rex. 2 years old (so I'm told; I think he's younger).
    - Odin. Blue Roan. 1 year old.
    - Thor. Champagne roan. 1 year old.
    - Flump. PEW double rex. 7 months old.
    - Celeborn. Silver fawn hooded. 1.5 - 2 years old. Celeborn has respiratory issues.


    The Mini Boys

    DOB: June 20th (I think)
    Available from July 27th
    2 x agouti hooded
    3 x black hooded


    The Adult Girls

    - Munchkin. Faded Blue Roan. 2.5 years. Munchkin needs a lump removed.
    - Twiglet. Blazed blackish hooded. Approximately 8 weeks old.
    - Arabella. Blue Roan. Less than a year.
    - Araminta. Blue Roan. Less than a year.
    - Sienna. Burmese dumbo. 7 months.
    - Galadriel. Burmese dumbo. 16 weeks.
    - Alyssa. Himilayan dumbo. 16 weeks.
    - Marley. Black hooded. 1 year.
    - Champers. Champagne hooded. Less than a year.
    - Pew. Pink eyed white. 6 months
    - Cappa. Black hooded. 6 months.
    - Mocha. Black hooded. Less than a year.
    - Rose. Pink eyed white. 12 weeks.
    - Truffles. Black hoooded. 1 year.
    - Garnet. Himlayan dumbo. 16 weeks.
    - Potter. Burmese dumbo. 16 weeks.
    - Jewel. Black hooded. 1 year.
    - Aurora. Pink eyed white. 1 year.
    - Summer. Himalan. 1 year.
    - River. Agouti self. 8 weeks.

    I want these two to go together:
    - Mom. Pink eyed white rex. 1 year. Available from August 1st
    - Inara. Pink eye white. 1 year. Available from August 1st.


    The Mini Girls
    - Bob. Agouti hooded. 3 weeks old. Available from July 21st.
    - Cuddles. Silver fawn hooded. 3 weeks old. Available from July 21st.

    DOB: June 20th (I think)
    Available from July 27th
    6 x agouti and black hooded.
     
    #1 Nim, Jul 7, 2009
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  2. Pampered pets

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    Ohh those rats are scrummy :)

    you have made me think of something here now, i have a Pink eyed white and im now wondering if he to is blind like one of yours, he just isnt growing at all and he weaves his head when he is trying to look at something, he was petrified but he is much better now he is with others but i wonder now if actually he cant see very well, how do you tell if a rat is blind?
     
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    Rats are dichromats and they see colours rather like a human with red-green colour blindness, but their colour saturation may be quite faint. Rat vision is quite blurry, around 20/600 for normally pigmented rats. Albino rats, however, are probably blind or severely visually impaired, with about 20/1200 vision :D

    So he probably cant see well, which is normal for pink eyed rats.
     
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    Ahh right , thanks, dont understand the numbers lol but i guessed he didnt seem quite right poor boy.
     
  5. Nim

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    If he is weaving his head then he can see .. a bit. Albinos eyes are transparent, so essentially they have one huge pupil. They weave their head in order to try and make sense of what they're seeing. When you look at something a long way away or in the dark, weave your head from side to side and you should get a better idea of what you're looking at; that's what they're doing essentially.

    Some rats don't bother to use their eyesight, and rely on smell instead. I've only had one rat go properly blind, and she couldn't cope with it at all :(
     
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    Thanks, what a shame for him, poor boy. no wonder he is nervous he cant see whats going on, he gets confidence from the others though.
    I knew he didnt have something wrong with his ears or something because when he is sat eating etc he dosnt move his head just when he seems to be trying to look at soemthing, hope he will bo ok.
     
  7. Nim

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    I'm sure he'll be fine :) I've had a few rats do this; they're used to it, as it's all they know.

    My delightful husband calls them 'The dud's when they do the head weave.
     
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    Update

    I am so emotional at the moment. I can't beleive how wonderful everyone has been for me over the last few days. A lot of the rats have places to go now. However, we still have available:

    - Arabella is blue roan girl. She's less than a year old. She's inquistive and friendly, though not keen on being picked up. Once in the hands though she is lovely, and is getting better every day; she now even accepts tummy kisses.

    - Pew is a pink eyed white girl. She must only be about six months old. She is terrified of being handled, and squeals when picked up. Sometimes she panicks when being handled, but sometimes she settles down.

    - Truffles is a black hooded girl. She is approximately a year old. She is inquistive and easy to handle, though nervous of being picked up to start with.


    - River will be available from the middle of July. She is an agouti self. She is shy, but absolutely gorgeous.

    - Inara is a pink eyed white. She's approximately a year old. She's friendly and easy to handle. She will be availble at the beginning August. I want her and Mom to go together.

    - Mom is a pink eye white rex. She is approximately a year old. She's lovely and friendly. She will be available at the beginning of August. I want her to go together with Inara.


    There is also a litter of babies; five boys, and six girls. A mixture of agouti and black hooded. They will be available towards the end of July.
     
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    Re-Update

    All currently suitable adults have gone to new homes.

    There are still three baby girls that will be available at the end of July. I am hoping these can go together.

    One of the female rats unexpectedly gave birth this week. As such there will be more babies available in a few weeks; I have yet to establish how many of each gender they are and what their markings are (Watch This Space).

    Once the babies are gone, I would like the two mothers to go together:
    - pink eyed white standard female
    - pink eyed white rex female



    Thank you everyone :)
     
  10. Indie

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    They are all lovely i so wish i could help out but we are at our quota at the moment good luck xx
     
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    Don't worry, I understand :)

    Your well wishes are good enough at the moment. Please keep the new litter of babies in your thoughts, as I don't think Inara is being a very good mother.
     
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    I hope they find wonderful homes. I lost my rat a couple of month back at 3 and a half to breast cancer, broke my heart. xx
     
  13. Nim

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    Awww Celica, I'm sorry. Give it some time; you'll probably want some more in the future :)
     
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    We have 5 babies needing homes ourselves otherwise i would as im not to far away.
     
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    Hi Indie,

    Whereaboust are you? It may be useful for future reference.

    If you've not already posted a thread for the boys you have that need homes, do do so, coz people are amazingly helpful!

    Nim
     
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    I did post a while back. I live in Herefordshire.
     
  17. Nim

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    Well you're not *that* far from me lol .. though it does take two hours for me to get to Hereford lol.
     
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    my mate is in stoke on trent i visit her and it takes me 2 hours.
     
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    i'm 12 miles from hrfd and 45 mins from shrewsbury.
     
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    Would love to help but think i am just too far away am in Wiltshire
     
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