Rat cage 😁 babies due here soon!! Just a simple set up for now, but hoping to upgrade and expand here pretty soon. The girls will get seperated into their own tubs, bins, or tanks (whichever I have on hand at the time lol) in a week ish. Such cute babes, I cant wait to see how they do! So far everything is going smoothly other than some MA (maternal aggression) from Kiara 😕 Unfortunately that is a big no no, so she will be soft culled after this litter and hopefully the babies will be better to work with. Working with new lines, especially from feeder bins can be frustrating as this often happens with ill bred rats (common with feeders). Biting, aggression, extreme skittishness, etc are all reasons to cull. It is up to the breeder whether to soft cull (simply removing from them breeding program) or hard culling (putting the animal down). Both are frustrating and heartbreaking. Rat breeding is not for the impatient or weak of heart. More on this topic later!
Smol Sansa photo dump ♥️ I love you so much tiny angel. You were such an amazing pet for 2ish years and I’m so glad we got to spend your life together ♥️ I’m so happy to be your rat dad and I already miss you so much, it’s too quiet in here without you banging things into the sides of your cage 😂😭 I love you so so so so much and I hope you’re resting easy sweetheart 😘😭😭😭♥️
Did not go very well at the vet, they both have mites AGAIN but this time it’s a different kind, so we’re doing another round of shots and deep cleaning. As for the bump on Blues head, it’s gotten way worse. We’ve tried topicial and oral antibiotics so the vets gonna try the topical again but increase to three times a day. Sneezy on the other hand is not doing well, his teeth would not stop growing and they grew into his nostril. The vet knocked him out and trimmed his teeth but when he came to he was sneezing so much blood out of his nose. When I saw him like that I broke down crying at the vets office. He’s on an oral antibiotic to prevent infection and I now have to take him in about every month to keep his teeth trimmed until/if they line back up. I feel absolutely awful knowing my boys are not okay at the moment. I’ll do anything for these little guys they’re my pride and joy and I hope to god they lived much much longer
RIP my strong little man 💔 I have never felt love for any animal the way I did you. You helped me through so much grief. I will miss your cuddles and kisses and you jumping on top of the cage every time you saw me. Mummy daddy and crooks miss you! Love you scabbers 🐀💔