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12-20-05, 04:01 pm
It is looking like these are the boys I am going to adopt.


They are about 3 months old. Now I need to think of some names. I am thinking somehting from Harry Potter. Any suggestions?

12-21-05, 03:14 pm
They're adorable! You could go with Harry and Ron. Sirius and Lupin. Sirius and James. or.....um.....some other combo of those names. I think the black berk/self (can't tell from the pics) should be Sirius. Just my opinion.

12-21-05, 03:16 pm
I have no name suggestions just a big AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW they are CUTE! Congrats!

12-21-05, 03:17 pm
I could do Sirius and James. Or maybe Dobby and Kreacher? My adoption application was approved so I will be getting them next week. I am really nervous since I have not had rats before but they are so darn cute. Plus i am having a grand old time making this cage for them.

12-21-05, 03:20 pm
I have always wanted a pair of rats but i have too many other pets that just dont make it safe for the rats or the guys i have. Will have to put that off for a few years. My friend has 10 rats, yup 10! They are awesome and oooo boy do I love the boys she has. They are so cute and give me kisses all the time. You will be fine! I am so excited for you!

12-21-05, 03:21 pm
CongRATS! lol. They're a lot of fun. I like Sirius and James more than Dobby and Kreacher. But that may be because I have this thing against Kreacher for what he did to Sirius. But that's beside the point. If you need any more info www.rmca.org (http://www.rmca.org) is a good place to go (assuming you haven't already been there). They have a forum and everything. Everyone on there is VERY helpful! Good Luck!

12-21-05, 03:24 pm
My friend has 10 rats, yup 10!

That's nothing! I know a couple of people who have 50+ rats! All very well cared for might I add. On PRLC someone has 120 rats. She has an independent rescue though...but they all get individual care and attention. I want 10 rats...but I'm only allowed to have between 2 and 4.

12-21-05, 03:24 pm
I know but I really like Dobby though. Would it be stupid to name one Winky even though she was a girl?
I think I have been to every single rat site there is lol. i have been researching like crazy.

12-21-05, 03:26 pm
Holy cow 50+!! Thats insane, not to say if I could do that I wouldnt lol.

baby how is your cage coming along?

12-21-05, 03:27 pm
hummm i dont think what i said made sense - lol its been a long day - forgive me!

12-21-05, 03:28 pm
You could always just use miss matched names. Like Dobby and Sirius. Lol. It's something I would do. Happy naming...building.....and researching! Lol.

12-21-05, 03:30 pm
I have the doors off and I took out all the hardware that was on there for the drawers. I have the shelves set how I want them. Now I need to put some protection on the shelves, drill the holes for them to get from floor to floor, put the accessories in and build the door. I will post some pics when I am done. It is going to be pretty cool. It should be finished by Monday if not sooner.

12-21-05, 03:30 pm
i had a pair of hamsters named ding and ling years ago - not orginal but it is funny

12-21-05, 03:33 pm
My friend had a bird named Porky dingles. Everytime she talks about it I crack up.
Ding and Ling is hilarious.

12-23-05, 06:56 pm
How's the cage coming? I'm excited for you. Lol. I want another baby rat...but I'm not allowed. I want a blue dumbo baby. They're so cute. Anyway.....How's everything coming?

12-23-05, 07:07 pm
Well the boys will be here on Monday. The cage building is going well. I am almost finished and I will post the pics when it is done. I am really excited..

12-23-05, 09:34 pm
Oh...yay! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see pics of the cage!

12-27-05, 08:28 pm
The boys have officially arrived home. They have got to be the cutest things ever. Oh my goodness. They are so friendly and come to the door of the cage when I open it and just sniff me and don't run away like the pigs do. I am already in love. Here are some pics of the boys in the old guinea pig cage. (I used it for transport)
This is Biggie
http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/th_DSC00016.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/?action=view&current=DSC00016.jpg)
This is Tupac
http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/th_DSC00017.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/?action=view&current=DSC00017.jpg)
Tupac trying to escape
http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/th_DSC00010.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/?action=view&current=DSC00010.jpg)
both of them at the water bottle
http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/th_DSC00009.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/?action=view&current=DSC00009.jpg)
My friend and I decided on our theme for names and went with Biggie and Tupac because there was a Tupac song on the radio while we were discussing ideas.

12-27-05, 08:42 pm
Oh my! They are SO cute! CongRATS! I'm glad they're already adjusting so well! That's great! Hope you have lots of fun with them!

12-27-05, 08:58 pm

Congrats on adopting the 2 boys!

I have 2 boys that I adopted from a rescue, Frankie & Sammy

Plus I have Oreo who yes I did buy from a petstore

Aren't pet rats great, & they are so friendly, & lovable

I love when they run to the door of their cage to greet me!

They make great pets!


12-27-05, 10:08 pm
I seriously cannot get over how cute they are.

12-31-05, 09:57 pm
I can't either! They are so adorable! I just love them. How are the adjusting to everything?

12-31-05, 10:11 pm
They are adjusting really well. I have run into some issues with the buiding of the big cage so that is on hold. I did make them a C&C out of an under the bed storage box. Here is a pic
http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/th_DSC00001.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/c348/babygrl1234/?action=view&current=DSC00001.jpg)

I was a little worried about the grids being to large at first but once I established that they could not get out I felt a bit better.
They are such good boys. I do not know much baout how rats act but these guys are not shy. They have obviously had alot of human interaction before we got them. They run right to the end of the cage when i come in the room. They will come out onto the couch to play and just run around on there, not trying to get down. One even plays a little game with my two year old. My son will pace in front of the counch and Tupac will follow him. It is the cutest thing. They both love to be petted and handled. I can get them both to perch on my shoulder when I walk around. I am so in love with the both of them. They are such great pets.

01-03-06, 02:20 pm
I'm so glad everything is going well! My girls are exactly like that. It's nice knowing that they love you. Lol. I'm going to start a thread just to show my girls and my cage.