Happy Valentine’s Day from The Fluffy Jellyfish Family

It is my Birthday today and I wanted to share the love with my pets and with you!! I hope you have a wonderful loved up day, and I hope you get to spend some special moments today with your pets! I love you so much for being here with me and engaging in my…

My Pets: Introducing Draconis, Norbert, & Tiamat the rats!

Hello jellyfishes! Today I am so excited to introduce you to the newest members of the Fluffy Jellyfish family! Meet Draconis, Norbert, and Tiamat! Draconis and Norbert are brothers, and we adopted them from Lestrange Rattery. Tiamat came to us from Orchard Rats via Lestrange Rattery! We contacted Lestrange Rattery with the plan of getting…

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…

My Pets: Rat Intro Diaries Final Thoughts & Vlog

If you have not already, click on the links below to check out the previous diary entries in these rat introduction adventures!! Master list of previous entries… Rat Intro Diaries Day 1 Rat Intro Diaries Days 2-3 Rat Intro Diaries Days 4-6 Rat Intro Diaries Days 7-10   You can now also watch the full…

My Pets: Rat Intro Diaries Days 7-10

In the last post we left off with the rattos having just moved in to the top half of the big main cage, and they were just settling down for the night. We had a successful free-roam session with them, and while there were a few scuffles, all was going well.   We are now…

My Pets: Rat Intro Diaries Days 4-6

In the previous post we left off with the rats having moved into the small rat cage. Toothless was distancing himself from the group, and Shenron was running away from conflict.   It is now Day 4 and the rats have been in the small rat cage with no hammocks, hides, or very many toys…

My Pets: Rat Intro Diaries Days 2 + 3

In the last diary entry we had just started off the carrier method, and the rats had spent the night in the cat carrier.   It is now Day 2 and we are moving them from the cat carrier to a small hamster cage. A barred cage like this is great for intros because you…

My Pets: Rat Intro Diaries Day 1

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that we have just added two new rat babies to the Fluffy Jellyfish family! Head back a couple of posts to meet Toothless and Shenron. In this next series of posts I will be documenting their introduction process to the rest of the…

Handling Creepy Crawlies in Kettering: A Bugtopia Animal Experience

We are sitting on benches, anxiously waiting, as lots of leggy creatures crawl around us… and soon make their way onto our hands…. “Getting hands on really inspires minds and we find that children learn more if they are excited, and theres nothing more exiting than holding a millipede or maybe even a tarantula!!!!!!” [source]…

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…

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…

Jewellery & Animals: A Trip to Hellabrunn Zoo

The natural beauty was breathtaking, and the habitats for the animals were better than anywhere I have visited before. I was so so impressed. If you are in the Munich area, Hellabrunn Zoo is a must visit destination.

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…