Hi guys. I have not posted in a while, but wanted to show off my newest babies!

Casey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
161
Location
Cary, NC
Life has been so busy, but things are starting to slow down finally!
I do still have two of my standard boys born in early 2019, Atticus and Kevin. They are both very old men now. It goes by so fast! 😢

However, I did adopt six baby dwarf boys in April of this year. They do live separately from my two standard boys, they are very little guys and average only about 190 grams each! They are also my very first dwarf rats and are absolutely the most adorable little kiddos I have ever seen! We did have some issues with some hormonal aggression in a few of the dwarf boys (not towards us, but each other and it started to escalate) but I found an amazing vet that neutered all six boys for me and that fixed all the problems wonderfully! They are now an adorable little family of 6! ❤️ I have never had neutered male rats before either and it has been so interesting to see how much that has changed their fur texture, it went back to baby soft fur!

Here are some pictures of my little dwarf rat pack! Hope everyone is doing well and some of the old members are still around!

Gravy
Baby Gravy.jpg


Poe
Poe.jpg


Atlas
Atlas cute.jpg


Taco
Taco cute.jpg


Denver
Denver cute.jpg


Boone
Boone Cute.jpg


... and when I first brought them home
Harris 6.jpg



My two standard boys are so old now and mostly just sleep these days, but here is a cute picture of my Kevin, in his hammock, looking a bit like an opossum. ;)
Sweet Kevin.jpg
 

lilspaz68

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
24,383
Location
Toronto, Canada, Earth
Awww its nice to see the old boys again and those little dwarfies look like they keep you on your toes ;)

Question for you. The wee dwarfie dude in the middle with the red eyes and beige-ish cap, does he have a darker nose and rump? If so do you know what colour he's supposed to be? I took in a rescue that looks quite a bit like him, standard baby though.
 

Casey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
161
Location
Cary, NC
Hi there. He does now, he is a Siamese and was molting his baby coat in that picture. He came to me almost fully beige and slowly turned white and got his nose and bottom points.

Here are a few pics when they were still in quarantine as he was changing.

boones mask.jpg



baby boone is changing.jpg


boone turns white.jpg

Boone.jpg


and one more recent with his full Siamese look.
wheel boone.jpg
 

lilspaz68

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
24,383
Location
Toronto, Canada, Earth
That's what I thought. I have 2 bubbas that look similar so I'll see what happened. The older one a baby boy is about 7 weeks old. The tiny girl was only 3 weeks when I got her and now she's 5 weeks, so I have a bit of a wait.

I only have terrible pics of them so far...they move too fast for my cell camera LOL
 

Pepper_rat

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 9, 2020
Messages
120
Location
New York
Omg they’re so cute!! I can’t with the big ears and those sweet eyes 😍🥺 Also all the colors are gorgeous 😍
 

Angie

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
66
Aw! So adorably cute. Nice photos and thanks for sharing.
 

Beccabooscott

Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
16
Location
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Life has been so busy, but things are starting to slow down finally!
I do still have two of my standard boys born in early 2019, Atticus and Kevin. They are both very old men now. It goes by so fast! 😢

However, I did adopt six baby dwarf boys in April of this year. They do live separately from my two standard boys, they are very little guys and average only about 190 grams each! They are also my very first dwarf rats and are absolutely the most adorable little kiddos I have ever seen! We did have some issues with some hormonal aggression in a few of the dwarf boys (not towards us, but each other and it started to escalate) but I found an amazing vet that neutered all six boys for me and that fixed all the problems wonderfully! They are now an adorable little family of 6! ❤️ I have never had neutered male rats before either and it has been so interesting to see how much that has changed their fur texture, it went back to baby soft fur!

Here are some pictures of my little dwarf rat pack! Hope everyone is doing well and some of the old members are still around!

Gravy
View attachment 15668

Poe
View attachment 15669

Atlas
View attachment 15670

Taco
View attachment 15671

Denver
View attachment 15672

Boone
View attachment 15673

... and when I first brought them home
View attachment 15674


My two standard boys are so old now and mostly just sleep these days, but here is a cute picture of my Kevin, in his hammock, looking a bit like an opossum. ;)
View attachment 15675
You should cut some fleece and give him a blanket, i do this for my ratties
 

lilspaz68

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
24,383
Location
Toronto, Canada, Earth
I finally got pics of my babies to compare to. The wee girl looks like she's smeezing out, the boy looks like he's just got weird markings. I'll post them for you once I get them resized and uploaded off my phone :)
 

lilspaz68

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
24,383
Location
Toronto, Canada, Earth
baby boy - he's older by quite a few weeks...I think he's going to stay Moo-like :)
 

Attachments

  • Nov 22 21 Baby beige boy 2.jpg
    Nov 22 21 Baby beige boy 2.jpg
    68.9 KB · Views: 6
  • Nov 22 21 Baby beige boy 3.jpg
    Nov 22 21 Baby beige boy 3.jpg
    59.1 KB · Views: 5
  • Nov 22 21 Baby beige boy.jpg
    Nov 22 21 Baby beige boy.jpg
    66.3 KB · Views: 6

Casey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
161
Location
Cary, NC
baby boy - he's older by quite a few weeks
So handsome! He looks like he could be a beige hooded/mismarked possibly. But I am not as familiar with all the proper rattie colors either. He is super pretty though. I love his little beige spots!
 

Casey

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2008
Messages
161
Location
Cary, NC
baby girl
So cute! 😍 If her points are really light, she could also be himalayan (ch/c) instead of siamese (ch/ch). I believe they tend to have much lighter points, although the base color can also affect how dark the points are on a siamese (for examples a black base with siamese usually gives the darkest points. Where an agouti or chocolate base can really wash out the points!) But I also only know the basics of rattie genetics. 😉
 

lilspaz68

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
24,383
Location
Toronto, Canada, Earth
Smeezes are darker as babies and lighten. Himi's are PEW as babies and develop points so she's definitely a smeeze :) I'll try to find pics of her that I took before.
 

lilspaz68

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
24,383
Location
Toronto, Canada, Earth
Here she is soon after I got her on Nov 2nd
 

Attachments

  • PXL_20211105_023639090.jpg
    PXL_20211105_023639090.jpg
    84.1 KB · Views: 5
  • PXL_20211105_024727157.jpg
    PXL_20211105_024727157.jpg
    73.9 KB · Views: 6

Latest posts

Top