USA wild baby male rat needs new home!

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  1. Mar 4, 2019 #1

    Anna

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    I am looking to re-home a wild baby male rat, he seems to be around 4-5 weeks old. My husband found him at work, the mother rat was nowhere to be seen, we believe she is dead since the work area has rat poison and traps. We just couldn't leave him there knowing that when he grows up he'll most likely die from poison or a trap. He is currently being kept in my bathroom, since we have 6 cats. We are spending a few hours a day with him, in hopes that he will be friendly with people as he grows older. So far, we can tell that he's very sweet and is a curious little boy. I can't keep him long-term, so if anyone is able to take care of him please let me know! (We live in Georgia). Even some info would be great! Thank you for taking the time to read this :)
     

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    Awww what an adorable baby!!
    I wish I lived close enough.

    The Reference Thread may provide helpful information. Pease see https://www.ratshackforum.com/threads/reference-thread-read-only.35894/

    Good that you are handling him as he needs to be handled a lot in order to be socialized.
    Wild babies are usually paired with one or more same sex pet baby rats to help with their socialization and to make them better able to adapt to captivity.

    Great that you realise that he can never be released - as he does not have a mama to teach him how to survive, does not have the large family group necessary for survival, and does not have a territory to live in. If he were released into unfamiliar territory other rats already living there would kill him.

    With found rats there is also the possibility that they or their mama are abandoned pets
     
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    Try contacting a good rat rescue, such as Mainely Rat Rescue - even if they do not take him, they may know of people who might be able to
    I alive across the border from the area Mainely Rat Rescue serves but they go down through the New England states
     
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    You live in georgia?! I am a rat mokma of 4 adorable boys and would gladly take up a nugget in need! What psrt of Georgia do you live in? I will gladly drive to you to meet up and doscuss the adoption process.
    I have an instagram page for my ratties if you are interested in seeing a peak of their stories and how they are being treated.

    I actually hsve rescued a rat before, my youngest, Stewart, was from Petco and was about to be sold as snake food but the staff member reccomended they don't take him, and they actually just bought a frozen mouse instead. My boyfriend and I noticed how small Stewie looked in his cage compared to the others and he kind man told us that he is admittedly WAY to young to be in the store already. We decided to take him in and nurse his shy, nervous self back to his fullest. Today he is a very energetic, cuddly and playful young boy who has an amazing, unbreakable bond with his adoptive brother, Nicodemus.
    I hope you still have him in your care! I would love to help the little darling out!

    I would also like to note that I have insurance for my ratties. I will be taking the time to get him tested for any illnesses and give him any needed vaccinations, seeing as he was originally wild, that would be my first priority.
     
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    While health care is very important, rats are not normally tested for illness unless they show symptoms - few tests actually exist,
    and rats do not get vaccinations.
    It is so unlikely that a wild rat wpuld have a disease to be concerned about, that no one worries about it when orphaned babies are rescued
     
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    Wow, I hope all works out well with this
     

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