Are they really already two years old?! Geez, time goes by so quickly. Anyway, since two is a big number for rats, I decided to “bake” Bunny and Button a cake…using my eleven-ish year-old Easy Bake Oven. It definitely wasn’t the most tasty cake ever, but I don’t think the rats really cared. :-D
Happy birthday Bunny and Button!
Online Rat-Breeding Game April 10, 2014
A friend recently introduced me to a free online game called VirtuRatz. The object of the game is to breed rats, but you can also enter your rats in shows. The game’s still in alpha phase so there’s not much to it, but I like it a lot. Also, if you’re an artist, they’re looking for people to draw and color rats and other things!
Did I mention it’s free? ;-)
A Deer Little Mouse February 11, 2013
Originally posted on Flandrum Hill:
This afternoon, a deer mouse climbed the vines that cling to the house and made its way to the window ledge.
Its scurrying movements back and forth along the ledge quickly caught the attention of everyone inside.
Deer mice are recognizable by their white underbelly which contrasts with the rest of their brownish grey fur. They have big ears and beautiful dark eyes. They can scale vertical surfaces and are extremely agile. Especially hardy, they’re known to survive for 5 to 7 years, twice the life expectancy of most mice.
Unfortunately, these mice are also carriers of the hanta virus and lyme disease. The best way to appreciate them is through glass. Care should also be taken to avoid their nests and droppings.
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My Favorite Channels December 3, 2012
I thought I’d list my favorite rat-related YouTube channels here. Feel free to add to it in the Comments section.
This is where I got my inspiration for the YouTube videos, though her videos mainly focus on mice.
oPuPo–”Whiskey and Womble’s place”
This person doesn’t seem to be uploading new videos anymore, but they’re worth checking out. They aim “to show the world, one by one, that rats really are amazing creatures and fantastic, loving and faithful pets”.
Staceyspetmice–”Lola, Lulu, Susie & Oscar ♥”
I’m a new subscriber to her channel, but she has lots of good advice for first-time mouse-owners (a lot of which can be applied to rats).