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Hey, everyone. So my in-laws have these neighbors that are terrible people. They started with three rats (one male and two females) and then ended up with 50 (or more- they had been selling some of them to pet stores, but they stopped taking them). Well, the people got evicted and came to my husband two days ago saying, "Will you watch our rats for a few days?" And my husband said, "Uh... okay." And then they said, "Will you come get them?"

So he went to get them- and the house was covered in dog shit everywhere (they apparently never took their dogs outside) and was in a completely terrible state. The rats were in two cages- one large cage made of mostly chicken wire and about 10 males were cramped into a 10 gallon aquarium. So my husband took them, cleaned all of the rats with our rat lice shampoo that the vet gave us a long time ago, and spread them out into more cages that we had. I contacted a local rescue, but they're full... so we have to keep them here until fosters and quarantines are found. The rescue is getting us more cages, food, and bedding. They started a chip-in page (… ) for buying more supplies and espays for the females (some might be pregnant).

The official count is 29 pinkies, 6 adult females, 6 adult males, 8 babies (females and males).
Varying injuries and malnourished, but no respiratory issues that we can hear.

The rescue is getting trains going to different locations. We're in Amelia, Ohio and I know the rescue is willing to go up to 3 hours from here personally. If you can help, please either chip-in with the link above (we ran out of our own resources and we're very broke already) or if you can help even more directly with foster or quarantine (especially if you can take moms and pinkies- we really don't want to euthanize them, but no one seems to be able to take them in), contact Rattie Tattie Rescue (here is a link to their Facebook page:… )

Or contact Cinestress directly.
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Spangledstars Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request of my drawing! :))
Dame-Of-DIY Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I have two rat toy DIY, please check them out :)
Kipaki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
i feel horrible about this but..
does anyone know anyone in virginia or preferably virginia beach who would be willing to take two intact male rats who dont get along anymore or at least one?

i  cant keep them anymore and its adding to my stress, and pets shouldnt make you feel stressed so im trying hard to make sure someone will take them and they not end up as food for a snake or anything...

Slipping-Star Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
What's their problem?  I had two who didn't get along because one of them was a hoarder.  The way I fixed it was to give the hoarder enough food so that his hoarding instinct was satisfied.  He stopped fighting with his brother, and he even allowed his brother to cuddle him.  I'd suggest giving it a try.
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Bubba2238 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Digital Artist
You posted it into the wrong folder. Calm down.
vrwze Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanx for the add! :D
Rattenfell Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
You're very welcome :D
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