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Random Cuteness from Net-Net’s Nest

Filed under: Mainely Rat Rescue,Rats! — folkcat at 3:40 pm on Monday, September 1, 2008

Sometime on Saturday, a great cosmic energy switch got flipped, and the babies started looking and acting like actual little rats! The little buggers are into everything – here are some random moments from Saturday, Day 16. As always, click through for a larger view.

Solid Food is Good

The babies are eating dry kitten food as if they’ve never had a meal in their lives. They are also enjoying the Bob’s Red Mill 5-grain mix, minced up fruits and vegetables, soy-based baby formula, and baby oatmeal.

There’s Fun in Numbers

No surprise, really, but they do still like gathering in piles.

Your Siblings Make a Comfy Pillow – Even if They’re Eating

And apparently, both sleeping and eating can cause eye-closing bliss.

Climbing is Fun!

Alice (top) and Laura seem to think that more height is better. All the little ratlets have been climbing just as enthusiastically as these two. They’re even getting into Mom’s hammock – which makes it very hard for her to escape! We’re going to try moving it further from the walls.

There’s a Whole, Wide, Wonderful World Outside the Cage.

And we want to explore it all, now!

But There’s No Place Like Home – And Mom’s Free Dairy Bar!

When all is said and done, it’s Mom they still come home to!

Inspired to Bring Some Cuteness Home?

Four of the little girls are spoken for already! Once they’ve weaned, Lucy and Harriet will be going to a home in Maine; Laura and Trixie are headed for Massachusetts. That still leaves the girls, Alice and Ethel, and all three boys, Ralph, Norton, and Ricky.

If you’re interested in adopting any of Net-Net’s babies – or any other rats available through Mainely Rat Rescue – just visit one of these links:


Comment by Carol

September 2, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

They really do look like little ratties! So cute.
Speaking of cute, how are Lola and the boys doing?

Comment by Valerie in San Diego

September 3, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

I’m home sick this week, but all these rattie pictures are really cheering me up. Go you for fostering them!

Comment by Carrie K

September 3, 2008 @ 11:56 pm

They’re so cute and that chain ladder is just darling! Effective too.

Comment by Angela

September 4, 2008 @ 3:43 am

These rat pictures are precious! Jen, if you can contact me plz, that would be great. It is regarding the contest on my blog.

Comment by Elinoire

September 5, 2008 @ 7:53 pm

Teh cute! I love baby ratties. My sister got a pet rat when we were kids. We all thought she was just past being a baby, but either she was small for her age or a teenage mom, ’cause when my sister came home from camp, she found a squiggly pile of baby ratties. I haven’t thought of that for years — thanks Jen!

Comment by Elinoire

September 5, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

Er, the “she” in “we all thought she was just past being a baby…” is the rat (Jellybean, I think), not my sister. Just in case you were worried. 😉

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