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My Motivation

Firstly let me say I am an obsessed animal lover and my animal family is growing.  I have two girl rats who are around two years old and I have just adopted a 9 month old boy puppy.

Two hooded female rats.

My two precious girls.

After I had bought our rats I discovered that there is a wonderful rat rescue in Arizona which is where I live.  The rescue is called Any Rat Rescue and it organizes itself through a network of rat lovers who will foster rats in need of loving homes.  I jumped in and have been fostering rats since last summer.  The foster period can be very short, my shortest being less than a week, but some can be for months.

All the available rats are posted on the rat rescues’ website however we are limited to a maximum of two pictures and a small description.  As the foster period goes on we learn so much more about their personalities and attributes.  Shy rats may become braver as they settle in and yet their initial description stays the same.

My intention in writing this blog is that I can update their personality profiles more frequently, and as I learn more about them so can you.  I will also be able to share more pictures than I would otherwise.  I also hope that through this I can spread the ratty-love as they truly are wonderful pets.  Rat’s are smart and very interactive.  They love spending time with humans, they love their cuddles (boys more than girls stereotypically -although there are always exceptions which prove the rule) and they LOVE their food.  They love to explore and climb and I have seen many examples of playing.  Rats can even be trained to do some tricks such as come to their name or spin.

Like any animal they are a responsibility and require attention and love.  Our girls and any fosters we have do get free time where they can run around outside of their cages.  This stimulates and entertains them but also allows me to learn about them.  They get overloaded with cuddles which for the fosters is good socialization and it forces any timid rats to interact with humans.

If I have atleast sparked your interest about rats as pets please check back to see what foster adventures I have going on.  Please also check out the Any Rat Rescue website as it has valuable rat care information as well as rats available for adoption.



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  1. Denise Bailey / Apr 12 2013 9:40 pm

    Your girls are very cute! We adopted a hairless little girl from Any Rat Rescue after our daughter bought a pew girl at a pet store and I have been thinking about adding another for some time now. I enjoyed reading your blogs. Sometime I might add another rat (and have been eying Snap, Crackle & Pop as well as Mr. Krinkle) but I am not quite ready to yet.

    • rattributes / Apr 15 2013 8:38 pm

      Hi Denise,

      Thank you for your post. I am delighted that you are enjoying the blog.

      I love the hairless rats. I fostered Fabian for a short while, who was hairless. He was the funniest boy I have ever met.

      I hope you check back to the blog again. When you are ready for another baby let us know and we will find you the perfect companion for your rat pile.

      Thank you very much for reading the blog.


  2. / Mar 23 2014 9:47 am

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon on a
    daily basis. It will always be helpful to read content from other authors and practice something from other websites.

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