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.

Cheese and Onion

January 3, 2010

Finally got some photos of Cheese and Onion today. They are still living in the temporary cage until we move out to the Portacabin but they seem to be settling in fine and are happy to come out. Onion is quite cuddly once I can get her out of the cage but Cheese is just too busy to sit still for cuddles.

Here they are:


and Onion.

They now have their own pages on the website too, Cheese and Onion.

More new arrivals!

November 23, 2009

Well there wasn’t meant to be any new arrivals here until we had the rat shed up and running, but it was hubby who agreed to take on these two so I can’t be in trouble over them!

He has recently been down the road to visit family and got a text from a friend of his asking if we’d like two more girly rats, as his daughter was having to re home hers, so of course hubby says yes!

They are two girls, about a year old, both dumbos, who hubby re-named Cheese and Onion. Cheese is the smaller, cheekier one of the two and is cinnamon I think. Onion is bigger, quieter and paler with red eyes, so I’m not sure what her actual colour is. They are both a wee bit snotty, so I’m keeping an eye on them and they’ve been treated for mites but seem to be settling in quite well.

I will get some photos of them shortly and I also have exciting news about the rat shed that i will blog about later!