Just a quick one

March 16, 2010

I have a lot to talk about so I will do a quick update on all things in this post then do further detailed posts about each thing over the next few days.

Firstly, the sad news. In the last week we have lost Onion, Elvis and Jasmine. Onion had an operation to have a really horrid lump removed from the base of her back on 1st March, she seemed to be recovering fine but I found her dead on Friday 5th. Elvis passed away in his sleep 10th March. He did pretty well, he would’ve been about 2 years, 9 months. And lovely little Jasmine had some horrible respiratory bug that took her away from us on Friday. She was only about 10 months old.

In Happy News, we had a great day at the show, bringing home 5 rosettes, Babs got 1st Silver Fawn, Evie got 1st Black and Best Self and Stan got 1st British Blue and Stud Buck. I have also become a member of the SRC commitee and taken over the position of Show Secretary which I’m really looking forward to getting into.

In Exciting News, we should be having babies this weekend if all goes to plan. Lovely Moss and sexy Stan had a one night stand and will hopefully produce the first step on the way to making british blue variegated ratties.

And I have a new aviary. It is a tall, narrow one but should be suitable for 6 – 8 ratties and will make a nice girly cage. And, best of all, it was free! It’s not in use yet but I will add photos when it is.

So, the Northern Lights Rats news in brief. More details will follow.

The three troublemakers!

November 16, 2009

Finally some photographs of Pets at Home adoptees Rosemary, Thyme and Jasmine. These guys were returned because apparently they smelled but they are the most fantastic girls. They are all full of mischief and are so confident and cheeky. They love people and are out saying hello whatever time of day it is. Jasmine is Steve’s rat. He takes her out and she trots straight up to his shoulder where she sits and has a yoghurt drop!

They are about 6 months old now but are so tiny, they just don’t grow! Keeley and Fearn are already heavier than them despite being only 3 months old!

Say hi to:



I love this photo, she just looks so cute and innocent! And she really isn’t!!


About half of my photos of Thyme had her head chopped off because she was moving about so quick!

So that’s all the ratties now introduced. I will put some of the photos up of my ‘older’ ladies that I took when I did the youngsters photo shoot shortly.

Website Update

October 25, 2009

Just a little post to point people in the direction of the Northern Lights Rats website, specifically the My Rats page as all nine new guys and girls have had their own pages added, after having a photo shoot last weekend.

I will add some of the photos here tomorrow as I got some new, quite nice ones of the older girls as well.


October 5, 2009

I seem to have three new additions to the ratty family!

A few days ago someone posted on our local website about 3 rats for sale, so I said they could take them back to Pets at Home (where I work) who would accept them into their adoption centre. Well the three little fuzzballs arrived on Thursday evening and immediately showed how lovely and friendly they were. My OH came in on Saturday so I got him to have a cuddle and after about 3 seconds he says to me, “so when you bringing them home then?!” so they came home today as I worked all weekend and needed time to set up their new cage.

They are three girls, 2 roans and a Silver Fawn hooded, about 5 months old and they are really lovely. They are already at the cage door looking to get out and will climb on anyone. I’ve named them Jasmine, Rosemary & Thyme, as the poor little things didn’t have names when they arrived 😦

I will get some photos soon.