We have quite the diverse house here. We live with 3 cats, 3 ferrets, 1 dachshund, a rat colony, 2 betta fish, 1 sugar glider (trying to find her a friend), and 12 snakes. I hope I'm not missing anyone. Hehe.
Ok, the cats first. Here is Tyran, our 2.5 year old marbled tabby.
Next is Miki, who is turning 3 next month.
And then our big boy, Ramman. He is almost a year old. He loves playing with the ferrets.
Now we come to the ferrets. Twitch, our first fuzzbutt.
We have no pictures of our dachshund, Bailey, just yet, so moving on to the snakes. We are in our first breeding season this year with the ball pythons. Sadis (Normal Female)
Xefaud (100% het. Pied Normal Male)
Akina (Normal Female)
Shane (Normal Female)
Juji (Pinstripe Female)
Auxy (Spider Male)
Thriller (Pastel Male)
Jora (Pastel Female)
Zim (Snow Corn Snake)
Priest (Ghost Corn Snake)
Isis (Colombian Red tail Boa)
We don't have a picture of Sram, our hypo corn snake.
We don't have too many pictures of the rat colony, but here is our newest addition, Ray, the daughter of our beige self, Doe.
So there are a few pictures of the crew. We are always camera happy so we will probably have more pictures soon.
Rats make great pets. Several of my breeders are treated as family pets. My roommate's rat was actually destined to be a feeder for one of my snakes but the snake was in shed and didn't take the rat. My roommate claimed her and named her Cinnamon. Cinnamon is an agouti hooded rat and has now become a shoulder rat. She loves riding on your shoulder and enjoys going to petsmart and chilling out between my roommate's neck and collar. She grooms him and shares his food and everything. Very cute. If you ever have the chance, have a rat for a pet. They are wonderful.
I will take more pictures. I have tomorrow morning to get a few things done and I'll take pictures of those that I don't have pictures of right now. Gizzy, our sugar glider is not happy with us right now and probably won't want her picture taken. She's an only glider here and we are desperately trying to find her a cagemate.
I snapped one of Bailey, our dachshund, really quick. He is six months old as of October 11th.
We had a litter of rats born on October 1st. We have decided to keep 2 of them, 3 are going to someone in NC and the rest will become feeders.
The litter consisted of 2 agouti hooded females, 2 black hooded females, 3 albino females, and 1 berkshire females, 1 albino male, and 1 cream male. We've decided to keep the cream male and one of the agouti females.
The two we are keeping are the cream hooded in this picture and the agouti hooded that is right next to him with the J on her back. The cream hooded male is named Vegas and his sister is named J. J will join her half sister Ray, when she is weaned.
I love baby rats too. They are so chubby and cute and they do smell good. (Most baby things smell good). Vegas and J just opened their eyes today. They are so adorable. I'd take pictures but my roommates (or rather ex-roommates) have my camera. They are moving into their own apartment about 9 apartments down from me. They are painting one of their walls a dark blue and putting constelations (spelling) on it and I wanted pictures.
Our gerbils are breeding now, so maybe we'll have baby gerbils in a few weeks.
Your babies are all gorgeous. I want a couple rats but I would have to keep them far away from the ferrets and I feed rats to my normal ball python so I would feel bad doing that if I had some.
How funny is this!
I have now owned pet rats for about 5 months now. I got a live one for Cleo our Ball Python and she was about to shed so she didn't eat him. Well the pet store is across town so I put the rat in a 10 gallon with shredded paper and whatever random bits of food I could give him until I decided what to do. 2 days later I found myself at the pet store buying lab blocks for him.
2 weeks after that he got an actual rat cage and not a tank with inadequate space and poor ventilation. About a month later I got Cheese a friend from Kijiji.com who was about 5 weeks old at the time. They are the best of friends ever.
Cleo now eats frozen thawed rats instead of live. I fed her in a rubber maid container lined with newspaper and carefully monitored to make sure the rat didn't try to mess her up because I know thay can. I never though I would really own rats especially with having a ball python.