Here will be my first post in this blog :D
I'm Belinda , 20 years old and finaly got 2 female rats after loads of discussions with m dad , but my stephmom made him say YES.
My friend Laura made me fall in love with these lil creatures, she already had one big cute rat and made me part of it.
After babysitting for a whole week on her 2 rats made me realise I felt in love even more! They slept in my sleeves , played with my hair , stole my food (and that's a crime to me you know) I could not get mad at them. They were always waiting for me to give them attention and made me feel so much more alive, sooooo when my dad approved I straight away went looking on the internet for a secondhand cage and find a good one for no money. It's big enough for 4-5 rats :D Also went looking on the site from Ratito to adopt 2 female rats.
Then I found my 2 girls Elsie and Sambuca, both "Japannerkes" and one even had those cute dumbo ears oooh.
That eveniing I went to pick up the cage and made reservations on my rats, the days after were killing me BUT they said it was ok and I could go pick up those ladies.
I was so excited and lost my way to them but I got them took them home with me on the train , and they were happy exploring the cage but from then it went lil bit downhill. Elsie was very scared and shy, Sambuca was a fearbiter. She even bit me so hard she got stuck with her teeth in my finger and I had to pull real hard to get loose and it was bleeding like hell, I was crying so hard and was very scared of her that I did not give her attention for a full day.
I talked to Laura and we decided she was going to stay at her place for a few days, becaus Sambuca somehow liked her more then me. After she came back it seemed like everything was back to alright, she climed on me ,ate out of my hands, but suddenly after 2 week she started biting again but this time I was not going to be scared , I just tried to convince her with nice treats to like me and it worked , she dont feel the need anymore to bite me away but I guess it could happen maybe a few times more in the futere but we will overcome this :)
But I also wanted to talk about the wound she got home with, when she was at Laura's place , she got to meet her rats , Gin and Captain Candy. Gin didn't like Sambuca very much and they did fight some, and i'm guessing she got a bite from Gin in the back , i'm not totally sure , but it would be a logical explanation.
The wound started to grow and got hard , I was scared and so was LAura that this could be an abces, she walked around for some time with it becaus I wanted to see what would happen , and luckily the swelling got down , skin became some again, the only thing remaining is a bald place , the hair needs to grow back on that place , but i'm so releaved it was nothing more serious then that :) I will post a picture of how it looked like: