Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The boys are all together now!

I only waited a week, I just could not stand to wait any longer!
But I figured since they came from the same breeder within weeks of each other and Casper and Felix are so big already, it should be ok...
Actually it was perfect, like they had always known each other.
The younger ones were more interested in the bigger boys at first.

Toby and Miles were very nonchalant and acted like...
oh hey, it's you guys.
Then they all tried to get in the one small pouch...

They played in the free range area for a couple of hours. Running in and out of their tunnel, smelling and chasing each other.

Toby and Miles looking for Casper and felix.

Casper and Felix hiding in the tunnel, still not so sure about open spaces.

I totally cleaned and disinfected the cage.
Then put in all new/clean hammocks and toys, added all 4 boys and crossed my fingers.
That was 2 days ago and was completely uneventful.
They all sleep in the same hammock, wrestle, take each others food, groom each other, chase each other and get so much more excited when I bring them out, since there are more of them to chase each other. :)
I am so glad I got 2 more now, while everyone was still so young. I was not sure at first, but having 4 little boys has been amazing. They are so cute together and playing with 4 is much more exciting than just 2...for me and the boys! :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Meet Casper and Felix!

Here they are the first time in the pouch. So cute and sweet.
These boys are quite a bit bigger than Toby and Miles were
at the same age. Of course Toby and Miles came from a litter of 17,
and these two a litter of 7, so that may have something to do with it.
So far they seem much braver than Toby and Miles were in the beginning.

Casper is the big eater of the two. Last night he had all the lab blocks
from the food dish in the hammock and was sleeping on top of them.

Felix is more curious about everything. He already comes right over
to sniff my hand and see what is going on, when I open the cage.

They are both quite laid back and easy going.

Almost Naptime

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Early Christmas presents....

My husband is amazing!
Here are a couple pics of two of my Christmas presents.


These are their almost 3 week old pictures.
They are 5 weeks now and so adorable!
They are also from Carolina Blue Rattery in HighPoint NC.
Casper is a Russian blue hooded dumbo
Felix is a Russian blue Berkshire dumbo
I am so excited.

Images courtesy of Keith Worstell at Carolina Blue Rattery

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The boys got their secret santa gift!

I am a member of a Rattie forum, called The Rat Shack
and I signed us up for the secret Santa exchange.
Well Toby and Miles got their gifts yesterday.
Thank you so much Anita! We love all of it.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy 2 month Birthday!

The boys are 2 months old today.
It really is going by fast and they are getting so big.
They fill the carry pouch up now. :)

Toby (always looking for a goodie) :)

Miles (always having a bath) :)