Seeking Young Rats: will provide a good home
| Category:||Pets Wanted|
| Pet ID:||#14156667|
| Advertiser ID:||#1376730|
| Ad Expiry:||expired|
| Price/Adoption Fee:||Unspecified|
| Location:||Bellmore, New York|
| Pet Name:||New York State|
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|We want to provide a loving home to two or more rats. We live on Long Island, in New York State. We are requesting young, habituated rats of good breeding, with a preference for sourcing from experienced breeders. We prefer the rats to be born from several generations with low incidence or no incidence of cancer, malocclusion nor other health issues. We will take rats of either gender with a preference for females or neutered males so that our remaining rat can have cage mates. We definitely favor standard or large rats, with blue, silvermane, or hooded coats. (Other rat variations, such as black coated and dumbo eared are fine too).|
We have a Critter Nation double unit cage and many accessories to enrich their lives (we can provide pictures of our 17 cubic foot former cage and our current Critter Nation cage). We provide mental stimulation via games, puzzles, out of cage exercise, and gifts such as paper and vegetables. We partially habituated second year old rats but hope to be able to fully engage and handle habituated ones.
We knowingly rescued PEWs of poor breeding when we provided a home to two older, non habituated pet store rats which had previously been restricted to a tank. We spent a considerable amount on medical treatments for one of them during her one year with us (periodically treating even minor flareups of respiratory issues and a chronic malocclusion to keep her quality of life high. She also had developed a tumor which we quickly acted on). She passed away recently from natural causes and leaves behind her aging friend. We are very attentive care givers and are only requesting healthier and younger rats so that they may have more time with us, be more amenable to handling, and hopefully suffer fewer genetic issues than our beloved, deceased rat. For this reason we would prefer to source from experienced breeders with several generations of healthy rats, or young born of several generations of rats with very low genetic incidence of malocclusion and cancer.