June 30, 2008 06:27:34
Posted By Little Mischief Rescue
I've been so lucky to foster Mica and her babies the past couple weeks. It has been a lot of work caring for Mica's wound and socializing the 10 little ones, but it is definitely worth every minute!
Mica has done very well and the babies are starting to leave for their new homes. So far one baby is in her new home in Washington, Mica and 2 of the baby girls will be going back to their adoptive home this week, and I have adopted the 3 baby boys.
These 3 boys are such clowns! They're really sweet little guys and I am hopeful they will be able to be introduced to my other 5 rats once they're 6 weeks old. They're only 5 weeks old, which is too young to be with adult rats in case the adults try to pick on them.
For now Izzy, George, and Joe are learning how to run in their wheel, climb like crazy, wrestle with fingers, and gnaw whatever they can get their teeth on. They grow so fast!
Here is a picture of the boys at 7 days old and another just 3 weeks later. Big difference!
There are still 4 sweet, friendly female babies from this litter looking for adoptive homes.