I've had my new rats for about a month now and just realized I haven't shared them with the blog yet. They don't like to sit still for photos but I have a couple of hammock shots.
The tan one is Biscuit and the black one is Nibbles. Biscuit actually paused a couple of times so I was able to get a couple more of him.
Finally, a poor quality one from my iphone, but he looks very cute so I didn't want to leave it out.
These two were from a group of 71 - yes, that is seventy-one - rats brought to the MSPCA recently by someone who bought two rats from a pet store and learned the hard way that they were not of the same sex. Rats can reproduce quickly and prolifically.
These guys are a little odd. These are the first rats I've had who absolutely cannot grasp the purpose of the litterbox. They also don't care for dried bananas. According to every other rat I've known, dried bananas are extremely exciting and worthy of celebration.
Despite their minor quirks, they are pretty well-behaved and fun to have around. I think they like it here.