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@  DiscoMoose : (21 November 2018 - 06:48 PM)

hello *hugs*

@  Caryn : (21 November 2018 - 07:32 AM)

:wave: Hello! :D

@  lollyh : (20 November 2018 - 01:57 PM)

hello all. :wave: :ggmr:

@  Caryn : (09 November 2018 - 07:49 AM)

Me too! :)

@  lollyh : (08 November 2018 - 08:28 PM)

I see that. :ratgiggle: .Yes it is.i loved all the interaction on here but i will keep checking in weekly. :ggmr:

@  Caryn : (07 November 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Everybody is missing in action! lol Such a pity, these forums used to be so fantastic when everyone was still around :(

@  lollyh : (05 November 2018 - 08:52 PM)

so how is everybody doing? :ggmr:

@  DiscoMoose : (24 October 2018 - 06:11 PM)

thanks Lolly and Caryn... I miss him, he was a small boy with a big presence :thud:

@  Caryn : (19 October 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Oh no :ratsad: So sorry to both of you Lollyh and Discomoose for your losses :cry: I'm sure they're playing hard :ratangel:

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:32 PM)

Big hugs moosie.i can just imagine what a hard Decision it was for you to make today.you fought so hard for him & gave him a wonderful life.a baby boy tobi & a brave momma. *hugs*

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:29 PM)

Oh moosie!!. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: I am so so so very sorry my dear friend. Sweet precious tobi.play hard up their big boy. We will miss you.:ratangel: :ratangel:

@  DiscoMoose : (17 October 2018 - 03:40 PM)

We had to let Tobi go today :bigeyecry: I'll do a tribute post later. Rest well my boy, you were such a good and brave boy.

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:55 AM)

well maybe put a post up caryn & hey if its only us 3,well i will at least get two xmas cards still. :clap: :happydance:

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:54 AM)

Thanks moosie. *hugs* .he was 2yrs & 4 months.sadly my smokey is all by himself now.although smokey is jumping around the cage now.darn un-caring,non grieving cage mate. :ratgiggle:

@  Caryn : (15 October 2018 - 07:31 AM)

Don't think we have anyone around to do it :( I basically did my own via Facebook last year

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:55 PM)

does y'all think we might do a greeting card exchange this year? Who is up for that...?

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I'm so sorry Lolly :bigeyecry: *hugs*

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:53 PM)

Sadly this morning i woke up & found my sweet old man milo had passed away. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: .Rip my sweet boy.

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:51 PM)

glad to hear hes still ok moosie.i know what you mean,*beep* tumor was huge & not nice to look at but you know him best.when it is time you will know. *hugs* :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

@  DiscoMoose : (11 October 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Thanks Caryn *hugs*


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Hi everyone, So my one girl isn't doing too well and I had the sad news from the vet today that we should start thinking about her quality of life. She is still doing relatively okay, but my hubby and I have thought about it, so here's the situation: She is one of two sisters that are turning 2 next month (Miku and Lily). Her sister (Miku) had a growth removed about 3 months ago, and it's like she was given a new life. She is running around like crazy and acting like a new bub. We think that she is too active for Lily and that we would like to introduce another one into the mix. This will also help with making the decision easier when we know that Miku has another mate to help her through the eventual goodbye. Miku has a long way to go and we would not want her on her own at all. Another consideration is that we are probably not going to be here by Dec next year, so we are looking into rescuing a ratty that is about 1 year old. This might sound like a weird thing, but we feel that an older ratty (not bubs) will suit us better as well. If anyone is looking to rehome or have rescues that need a home, we are looking for someone to keep our ladies company. We would prefer a female, unless there is no difference with a neutered male with regards to introductions, living together etc. We have only had the girls, so not sure how the male/female pair works. Our ratties life in a cage kitted out with designer gear (Jackalhead goods) and under our coach with their own dedicated ratty blankets (about 5 in various stages of destruction :bigeyerat: ) and are really spoilt with love and cuddles. Their cage even gets moved into the bedroom at night to get in on the heater action during winter. We take them for regular check-ups with the vet (he's on speed dial) and we are very aware that these little ones are our substitute children :ratjustice: . I have a home-based business, so they are rarely alone. We live in Cape Town, so if anyone wants to give us a shout, please email me at marilize.paulsen@gmail.com Please note that if you got your ratty from a breeder you need permission from them to rehome first.

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Have you contacted the breeders and rescues ie: Bodicea, Michele, Heidi, etc? They sometimes have rescued ratties available for adoption :ratjustice:
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I was hoping to grab their attention with this post as well :ratjustice:

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Hi Lizzy, I do have two rescue girls looking for homes - 5 weeks old - black hoodies. If you're interested pm or mail me.
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Hi Lizzy I was going to say that I possibly have 2 girls for you. PEW and about 1 year old. But they came to me as a group of 4 sisters and I can't bear to separate them from their siblings :banghead: Rescue work is SO difficult! I know they would get more attention if I adopted them out but what if I split best sisters from each other.... :)

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It sounds like rattie heaven over at your house :banghead:

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Hi Heidi, I would never dream of breaking up the foursome. Luckily there are a lot of rescues out there - we'll find our match. Thank you for thinking of us though :banghead:

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Rescue work is SO difficult! I know they would get more attention if I adopted them out but what if I split best sisters from each other.... :banghead:


Totally !! It is a very difficult thing to do
Tel. 0741046788 Email. ratrescue@wol.co.za Website. www.rattyrascals.co.za

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Hi Heidi, I would never dream of breaking up the foursome. Luckily there are a lot of rescues out there - we'll find our match. Thank you for thinking of us though :banghead:

Heidi, did say that it's only 2 though, so that's always something to consider. It would be hard to rehome them at that age, so you could give them a lovely home :)
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Hehe the more the merrier I say!! :unsure: & it sounds like they have a wonderful home & such an awesome mommy, too :( Not many people want old, rescued ratties even though they're the best kind!! *hugs*

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You see Lizzy, I have a second vote. Looks like you'll just have to take those two PEW sisters from Heidi, it's decided :( *hugs*
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You see Lizzy, I have a second vote. Looks like you'll just have to take those two PEW sisters from Heidi, it's decided :grr: :(


They're PEW's??!! :unsure: Eeeeaaaaa!! I LOVE PEW's..*hugs*

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o.O Don't log in for a while and I'm a PEW Mom? Teehee Going to look at some rescues this Sunday. Sorry Heidi and all the others - we can only take in one for now. Fighting the GGMR urge quite heavily. And you guys aren't helping... *hugs* It's an adoption mob! Thanks for all the nice feedback on how spoilt our (b)rats are ;> We love them so much, our furbabies. (Off she flies to kiss an unsuspecting belly)

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So we just got home from finding the (hopefully) perfect match for our little ones. Her name is Tari and she is an Agouti Husky dumbo ratty. She is absolutely gorgeous. She is also an interior decorator (like Miku) and is very happy in her new cage. Thank you Bodicea for showing us all your girls. Wish we could take them all, but when Tari peed on my hubby (thereby marking him as hers) and after a quick kissy for me we knew the match was made. Now for the introductions starting tomorrow. Wish them luck please ;>

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Yay! Glad you found yourself a new furkid. Hope all goes well with the intros and that she settles in well :unsure:
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YAY :clap: Remember the :) :) Good luck with intro's, am sure they'll go really well - keep us updated :D

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