rappsrats:

Great big thank you to everyone who has bought something from my Society6 shop, the rats and I are very grateful!

This never stops being relevant. Every time someone buys something from my store I get all giddy and excited. As an artist, there’s no bigger compliment than when people are willing to spend money on your art. Thank you so much for your continued support, it means a lot to me.

rappsrats:

Great big thank you to everyone who has bought something from my Society6 shop, the rats and I are very grateful!

This never stops being relevant. Every time someone buys something from my store I get all giddy and excited. As an artist, there’s no bigger compliment than when people are willing to spend money on your art. Thank you so much for your continued support, it means a lot to me.

Have you had any experience with the savic freddy 2 max? And if so would it fit 3 boys? It's 80x80x50. :-) thanks!
Anonymous

I have a savic freddy 2, the slightly smaller cage ;p I wanted a freddy 2 max before I went ahead and got a royal suite.

Savic’s cages are excellent, easy to take apart and easy to clean. The ONLY qualm I have with them is the door, the front door is too small to fit in the shelves, so you have to unhook the cage from the base and slide them in and out under there and it’s a bit of a pain but you get used to it. If you’re going to get extra shelves for it, don’t get ferplast shelves. As tempting as those pretty pink ferplast shelves are, unfortunately only savic shelves will fit in the freddy cages :c The freddy 2 max is definitely suitable for three boys, just make sure you use up all the space wisely with lots of hammocks, tubes and maybe even an extra shelf! They might fight a bit as they start hitting puberty so it’s a good idea to have lots of hammocks and junk so they can get away from each other!

many-splendored-rat:

Worf was stoked to see me when I got home! I wasn’t expecting this, because he is more of a “look at & don’t touch” sort of pet than my other rats. He doesn’t bite nearly as much as he used to, but he still doesn’t like being handled. Some rats are just like that—Baldor, Abjorn, & Turnip are all the same way (though none of them are biters). It is one of the things that makes me so thankful I have so many, because I am able to see a lot of different personalities. It is especially nice because I know that most people with a more “normal” number of rats wouldn’t want to have one that can be handled in such a limited manner, so they’re able to have a good home with me whereas they’d likely end up fed to a snake elsewhere. And it is really nice to see them come around, even if it’s only in very minute amounts, like Worf has.

I understand and agree with all of this. A few of my females are like that and it makes me so sad to think that if I hadn’t got them they might have just ended up being passed from owner to owner or left to live out the rest of their days in their cage never being touched or getting out to play because most people have a normal fear of being bitten or want a pet that wants to cuddle. 

many-splendored-rat:

Worf was stoked to see me when I got home! I wasn’t expecting this, because he is more of a “look at & don’t touch” sort of pet than my other rats. He doesn’t bite nearly as much as he used to, but he still doesn’t like being handled. Some rats are just like that—Baldor, Abjorn, & Turnip are all the same way (though none of them are biters). It is one of the things that makes me so thankful I have so many, because I am able to see a lot of different personalities. It is especially nice because I know that most people with a more “normal” number of rats wouldn’t want to have one that can be handled in such a limited manner, so they’re able to have a good home with me whereas they’d likely end up fed to a snake elsewhere. And it is really nice to see them come around, even if it’s only in very minute amounts, like Worf has.

I understand and agree with all of this. A few of my females are like that and it makes me so sad to think that if I hadn’t got them they might have just ended up being passed from owner to owner or left to live out the rest of their days in their cage never being touched or getting out to play because most people have a normal fear of being bitten or want a pet that wants to cuddle. 

Hysteria really doesn’t like her new medication. It stinks of aniseed, I can only imagine it probably tastes disgusting too. I’m sure no baby food in the world could mask that flavor.

(Hysteria and Octavia were at the vet last week for breathing problems, tried baytril, next up is a septrin adult suspension, if that doesn’t work they’ll probably go on doxy)

Society6 is having a free worldwide shipping promotion so if you ever wanted to buy any of my rat junk, best do it now :V

Please Help My Babies

psychofuzziness:

Last year in November I bought two rats, since then I got three more. I love them all, and they get along great. They all sleep together, and get along fine… However, my babies are no longer safe in my home. My family agreed to let me have my rats. But as time moved on they grew resentful of them, saying they should be dead, or suggesting we dump them, cage and all in a ditch somewhere… It’s a struggle every day to be able to keep them.. I want to have the time to find them a good home, which is why I’m doing this now… 

If there is anyone in the Newark, DE area who would be willing to take in five male rats, permanently, I would be eternally grateful. I will give you their cage, food, hammocks, everything I have for them, but you must take them all. I’m asking that you have owned rats before as pets, and are able to pay me $50. I ask this because the cage itself was about $100, and I do not want this to be on a whim. Five rats are a responsibility. Please understand that. Please understand that they might need expensive medical care.

I don’t think I’ll be able to drive them far, so if you can come pick them up that would be preferable, but I’m sure we could work something out. If you can’t take them then please help me by signal boosting or suggesting other safe sites for me to post on. If anyone is interested please contact me at secondserenade34@gmail.com

Please understand that this is in no way an easy decision for me…I love my little guys and I’m trying to do the best thing for them…Please help me find them a good, forever home..

blame-it-on-the-love:

We had to put Rocky to sleep today. The vet was a kind man who handled everything very sensitively. I miss my little nakey boy already. I loved him so much. Rest in peace little buddy.

I’m so, so, sorry :c We’ve lost Rocky way too young, he was such a vibrant little boy with a huge personality.

yomas-rats:

oh my fucking godmom thought he is dead

yomas-rats:

oh my fucking god
mom thought he is dead

is it okay to give rats a bath?
Anonymous

It’s perfectly fine to give rats a bath. You don’t usually need to do it until they’re older and they stop cleaning themselves, but sometimes they do need a little extra help (particularly if someone pees the bed or something). I recommend using baby shampoo, it’s super mild!

tortle:

Pro tip:
Getting your information from the very people trying to sell you something is an extremely gullible and bad idea.

Their job is to convince you that what they are selling is a good thing.
It’s like snake oil, only it’s modern and people think they’re smarter, as they fall for the same shit.

think for yourself, do your research, be an individual and be intelligent.