A Tip For New Rat Owners: Don’t Get Too Many At The Same Time!

When researching rat care, you will come to learn that rats are a lifelong pet. What this means is that before your older rats start to pass away, you need to introduce younger rats to your mischief to ensure you never end up with a lone rat, and to establish a consistent social dynamic within…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Toothless & Shenron

Today, I am sad to announce the passing of Toothless and Shenron. I am really devastated to have to announce their crossing over the rainbow bridge. Unlike our other boys who have passed recently, Toothless and Shenron were not long off being just babies. If you read my introduction post, you might remember the situation…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Falkor

Today, I am sad to announce the passing of Falkor. Falkor was the first rat that I ever held. When we went to visit them at the breeders, Falkor was so chill and happily snuggled up into my arm to have a nap while we chatted. Which was very much the pattern of the rest…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Diaval

Today, I am sad to announce the passing of Diaval. Diaval was one of our second group of rat boys. His brothers were Alduin, Mushu, and Horntail. He made it to the good old age of 2 years and 7 months. Sadly, he developed an inoperable tumour a month or so ago, and after the…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Alduin

I am heartbroken. We found our precious heart rat in his forever sleep. This came as such a shock, as he was perfectly fine the night before… giving us just as many happy face licks as usual. We are unsure of what happened to him. I would like to be happy in the fact that…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Drogon

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Drogon, our grumpy old man black rex ratto, has sadly passed away. If you follow me on¬†Twitter, you might have been following my updates on Drogon’s progress. It was like watching what happened to Smaug all over again, and it was devastating to see the…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Smaug

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Smaug, our little curly agouti rex ratto, sadly passed away. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you might have been following my updates from the vet trips. We never quite found out what was wrong with Smaug, but the most likely cause of…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Gamora the Praying Mantis

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Gamora, my beautiful Giant Rainforest Mantis (Hierodula majuscula) passed over the rainbow bridge this week. She was my first ever invertebrate pet, and she was a perfect green lady. I miss her little alien face, and am saddened by her passing. It is, however, nice…

My Art: Puff the Magic Ratto

Puff the Magic Ratto sadly passed over the rainbow bridge, and I wanted to honour my sweet fluffball in an illustrated portrait to heal the broken pawprints in my heart. You can read more about Puff in this blog post: Over the Rainbow Bridge: Puff the Magic Ratto Rats, and most rodents, have such short…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Puff the Magic Ratto

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Puff, our beautiful all white pink-eyed rat baby, passed away a few weeks ago after losing a battle with a nasty respiratory infection. Sadly, respiratory infection are a fairly common illness in most rodent species, and rats seem to suffer from them the most. Usually…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Bailey the Best Dog in the World

Today I have some sad news to share with you. While I was home in January, the best dog in the world passed away.¬†Bailey Henderson you are so so missed. If you have been following this blog, you might remember a few months ago I introduced you to Bailey, and told you all about how…