Just in time for Christmas – I have managed to get lots of photos of our various residents and guests. We have a full house at the moment, with our four girls, the five foster girls and five boys who are spending Christmas with us while their mum is away.
The WingDings are doing very well – they’re out of the danger period for developing full-blown parvo and have been growing physically as well as in interactivity with us. They’re extremely cheeky and very bright. They’re also getting a bit big for the cage they’re in, but at the moment we don’t have other options. After New Year they’ll go in the bottom half of the big cage but just now our Christmas guests are in there. More on them later.
Bodoni, Verdana, Leelawadee
Interacting with J
J is the Rat Whisperer!
Our four older girls are all fine, Coffee Girl is now a little over 2 years old but not really showing her age and I think she still rules the roost with Little My as her enforcer, and Snufkin and the Snork Maiden as the downtrodden masses. They’re actually a happy little group now and I’m very glad everyone recovered well from the loss of Leggy McLegface as that could have been very difficult for the group.
The Snork Maiden and Snufkin
Little My, Coffee Girl, Snork Maiden and Snufkin
The Snork Maiden, Little My, Coffee Girl, Snufkin
The Snork Maiden
Snufkin and Snork Maiden
The Snork Maiden
The five visiting boys are a bit less forthcoming with us and don’t much want to be picked up to come out of the cage, though they will tolerate some interaction at the door. I didn’t manage to get photos of all of them last night but did get a few, though don’t expect me to tell you their names – four of the five are black hoodies so there’s a lot of “Is that Thor?” “It might be, I don’t think it’s Loki.” “Well, it’s not Odin.” They are lovely big chunky boys and they do wander out to say hello when I go in the room. There was a bit of interest from the girls at first but it all seems to have calmed down again now.
Pretty sure this one’s Odin.
So there we are! Fourteen rats isn’t many compared to some owners (and breeders of course!) but they’re keeping us on our toes. I’m very glad I did some serious stocking up on food a few weeks back. Tomorrow they’ll get a bit of Christmas dinner of course, and they’ve been told to be good or Santa won’t come…