Friday, January 30, 2009


I checked my tracking number and our critter nation is in
Greensboro, NC already!

My two baby girls! :)

Here are the two girls I am getting from Nicole soon.

She is a black berkshire rex

She is a black irish

Photos courtesy of Nicole at Rats of Keona.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I ordered the double critter nation for the boys today!
I also ordered some custom liners and hammocks from Kat's Rat mats.
In just a few weeks the boys are going to be living in style.

I cannot wait to show it to them!

Friday, January 23, 2009

For some reason they love this chair!

The kids left this little chair out and during last night's freeplay the boys were completely fascinated with it! It was so cute.
Casper was by far the bravest!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I am starting a rattery!

I have been talking with Keith at Carolina Blue Rattery and Nicole at Rats of Keona and they are going to be my mentors, as I get my rattery started. I love animals of all kinds and always have. I also love science, especially genetics. Not a day goes by that I wish I had taken college more seriously, as I would very much love to be working in a lab researching genetics. So this is going to be perfect for me!

I am getting some cute little girls from Nicole in a few weeks.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The boys.

The boys are so wonderful!
I cannot begin to express how glad I am that I got more than two.
They are so much fun! I am now actually hoping to get a few more,
maybe a "fuzzy" hairless (or two) and a rex (or two).
I know....I am completely and totally gone.;)
My oldest daughter (Dayne) does not want me to get a naked hairless,
she thinks they are just gross to look at. :)
But I actually prefer the fuzzy hairless anyway and as luck would have it, that is exactly the type Keith at Carolina Blue Rattery breeds.
I have been researching and have decided to get a critter nation for my boys. I should be able to order it in a couple of weeks.

Here are a few pictures from tonight's playtime.





Saturday, January 3, 2009

Casper and Felix are 2 months old today!

I cannot believe my babies are growing so fast.
Casper and Felix are sweeties and have adjusted quickly to life with us.
They are so cute with their dumbo ears. They are both a slightly deeper blue than Toby and Miles and also quite beautiful.

Casper is a complete pig.
I thought Toby was an eater, until I got this guy.
He will literally eat anything and does not know when to stop. He even gets excited about the lab blocks, when I refill the bowl. He loves playtime and tends to follow Toby around when they are out. He also loves to wrestle with the others and I think drives them crazy at times.

Felix is laid back and curious, but also a little more timid. He can be somewhat reluctant to come out of the cage at first, but once he does he runs all over as well. He likes to eat too, I would compare him to Toby in this aspect. He loves a goodie and comes running for his share.



Toby and Miles are 3 months old today!

We had a great holiday and things are finally settling down.
I cannot believe Toby and Miles are 3 months old already!
They have grown so much and are just beautiful boys.

Toby is fearless and a cuddle bug. He loves to get in my lap or in my shirt during playtime. He will pull at the bottom of my shirt until I let him in. He comes running to the cage door and usually falls out when I open it and when playtime is over, putting him back in the cage can be an ordeal. He explores the farthest and the longest during out time. He gets very excited if I rub the carpet and will wrestle my hand. He is such a cutie and will do anything for a goodie.

Miles is more of an observer and does not get into freeplay as much.
He seems more content to watch everyone else play. However he does love to run on the wheel in the cage and even when he does decide to venture out during playtime, it is not long before he goes back to the cage and runs in his wheel instead. I have noticed an interesting quirk about him, when he runs in the wheel he keeps his tail curled up and arched over his back. None of the others do this. It is very cute. He is a very sweet and gentle rat. He is polite when he takes a treat and keeps himself meticulously groomed.