'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73

Thursday, 6 September 2012

New Pet Rats.


Top to bottom: Chell, (currently nameless white girl), Valentine.

They've been here like an hour and they are very, very nervous and very, VERY cute. Looking forward to socialising them and then having hundreds of ratty cuddles.

5 comments:

Sara said...

If I don't look at their tails, I think they're cute! For some reason, rat tails make me squirm!

Chris and Ricky said...

Umm...not a big fan of rats. LOL! Hope you have a good time with them though! :)

Ludo van Doggy said...

Aw what lovely girls! I've wanted rats for ages. I've just been reading about your mouse troubles. Sadly that's one of the drawbacks of keeping them. I had a mouse a similar colour to your champagnes and she too got a large tumour virtually over night. I've read that because fancy mice originate from lab animals they are really prone to cancer's, but that's maybe just speculation. Kinkajou's grotty fur looks a lot like 'old mouse' fur to me. Was she a baby when you got her? All my mice got that sticky up looking fur in their old age.

Diana said...

Congrats on your new pets!!

Two Dogs, One Camera said...

Aww beautiful! I had 2 rats quit a few years ago. I still miss them, Their names were Misha and Asia. I look forwards to more ratty pictures!