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.

Moss and Tully and a Vid

October 27, 2009

After adding the nine new guys’ pages to the website I had a thought today and realised that Tully and Moss hadn’t been added, so they now have their own pages added to My Rats.

Here are a few of their photos from the photo shoot as well:


Showing off what an explorer she is!


Also off exploring!

I also have a video of Rosemary playing her favourite game with mu hubby: Harrassing for choccie drops!

Please welcome…

September 17, 2009

Tethys Tullybelton & Tethys Whitemoss. That’s their ‘pedigree’ names and their pet names are Tully and Moss. They are absoloutely lovely, very bouncy and confident and full of mischief. They are the first rats I’ve ever had that have used the wheel!

They have now been introduced to the big girls and other than being told off occassionally for being over-enthusiastic they’re getting on fine. They’ve not been out to play yet as I’m a bit worried they might dissapear and not come back but they’re at the door every time I talk to them so they should be ok. They’re just so little, I’d forgotten how little 8 week old ratties are!!

2 female capped pet / fancy rats

2 female capped pet / fancy rats

Moss is the agouti capped and Tully the black capped.

female capped pet / fancy rat starfishing


2 female capped pet / fancy rats

And Moss snuggled in bed with Sugar. You can see how little she is compared to Sugar.

I also have a vid of them bouncing around in the aviary when they first went in with the girls. They’ve been moved into the top half temporarily because Tully and Moss will get through the bars of the Tommy, but they will be moving back into the Tommy when they’re big enough. Tully and Moss Video