Female Dumbo Rat
I love my two ladies.
I was skeptical at first buying from a pet store. But you guys gave me the best two dumbos ever. They are so personable, never fails to make me smile or laugh. Thank you for giving me my little friends!
July 13, 2014
They're Just So Sweet and Chubby
I got my two dumbo rats back in May of 2013. I had two fancy rats (Feb. 2013) and one was being way dominate and didn't give the other much of a chance. So I figured adding two more would spread the dominance around. It worked well, and they all became great friends. The dumbo rats I got were white with red eyes, Hannibal, and white with a black head, Elephant. Their ears were too much, it makes them so incredibly cute. Sadly, this past January Elephant passed. The other three are doing great and are quite loving. Although, Hannibal still isn't a fan of me picking her up, but she lets me pet and love on her.
Just know if you have rats and you're thinking of adding more rats, RESEARCH. It's not as easy as just placing them together. It's something that can take up to a month. Mine took 2 1/2 weeks before I felt comfortable to try and have them out in the same room. Another week before I placed them together. Smooth sailing since then.
When taking care of a rat you have to have money set aside for vet bills, there will be vet trips. Watch out for Upper Respiratory Infection, it's a horrible thing for a rat to get, they'll die within 24 hours if you don't get them to a vet. Have a big, at least three story, cage. Ventilated. They love to have hammocks. Cardboard boxes to sleep in, toilet paper rolls to chew on, and yummy treats sparingly. Let them out at the minimum an hour a day. Clean their cage at least once a week, I change it twice a week. Rats need companions, so you must have two at the very least. If you can't have two, then choose a hamster.
Rats are great, loving, wonderful pets. With patience and time they will warm up to you and get excited when you come around the cage. Also, on the flip side, they are little lazy guys who love to sleep.
May 7, 2014