It's all very well being impressing the vet so much that they ring you in an
emergency, but I was called in about 3 years ago to give my opinion on the
temperament and suitablility for homing of about a dozen assorted sizes and
ages of rats that had been abandoned in a Derby Park in a cardboard box. I
felt very flattered at the time.
Of course I ended up taking two females home who then proceeded to present
me with another 17 mouths to feed after 2 weeks! Mind you, Miss Whiplash
(agouti with a long thin tail) was one of the best rats I ever had - her
'friend' Magrat was an average rat who never liked being handled. I managed
to find homes for them all and kept four girls.
(who wouldn't have changed anything anyway!)
> > The Vet rang me today to see if I wanted to give a small Rat a home.
> > Apparently this chocolate hoodie was found roaming in the main street
> > He was taken to the SPCA where he escaped from there as well. He spent
> > next few days living in their drains until they were able to catch him.
> > Apparently he is very cute. ( sounds like another houdini to me) What
> > choice do I have? The chances of anyone going there to claim a Rat for
> > pet are less than 0. So I said Yes. The SPCA will drop him off at the
> > and I will collect him tomorrow. Hopefully I will have better luck with
> > this wee demon than I did with Rodney Rat Bag. Have a great day all,
> > scritches to all the Ratties.
> > Regards Kate and just a few Rats..:)
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> It says something about you, when the vet rings you up without hesitation,
> knowing a little rat would be extremely well off at Kate's house. I'm so
> glad you have decide to try rescue again... This time, there will be a
> of goodwill and definitely more love for the little fella...
> Mom to 12 rats
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