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Meet My Rats (A Fun Little Hub Dedicated to My Rats)

Updated on June 26, 2017
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GalaxyRat is fond of rats and writing. And dark poetry. She knows that people don't like all these things together... but who cares?

Meet My Rats

Let us meet my furbabies: Scabbers and Templeton. They are sweet, sweet rats and very loving. You can read their 'profiles' down below. Take note that Templeton looks more grey than brown, and that Scabbers is smaller. Also, meet Teddy (R.I.P) and Little Chef , two more males I obtained from my brother because Teddy had a broken leg and he didn't want the same to happen to Little Chef!

Scabbers

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Scabbers and Templeton. Scabbers is like, "YOU FOUND ME?!" Go ahead, take a look at his eyes.Templeton, the cutest one...
Scabbers and Templeton. Scabbers is like, "YOU FOUND ME?!" Go ahead, take a look at his eyes.
Scabbers and Templeton. Scabbers is like, "YOU FOUND ME?!" Go ahead, take a look at his eyes.
Templeton, the cutest one...
Templeton, the cutest one...

NOTE: Recently, I found that Scabbers had a 'bloody' or 'runny' nose. Please keep him in your prayers.


Scabbers is the Escape Artist, the 'Everything-is-Edible' rat. Down in the My Rats' Favorite Foods chart, you can see some of the outrageous stuff Scabbers eats. Some things I have caught in his mouth are:

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EarbudsPencil and/or eraserTic-tacs
Earbuds
Earbuds
Pencil and/or eraser
Pencil and/or eraser
Tic-tacs
Tic-tacs

...among other things. Scabbers has also eaten erasers and whatnot. Lemme tell you, it's hard taking food from a rat... they hold on. But, when I remove the harmful stuff from Scabbers, then he doesn't bite... he wriggles.

No, Scabbers!... He smells my Tic-tacs... and he's trying to get 'em.

His nickname is Scabby and he's the cutest boy there is. But, be warned: if he smells any of his fave foods on your breath, he will bat at your mouth until he can stick his head inside to see if you've hidden any in your cheeks. He thinks they are big, and wonders if you are a hamster.

...ew.

Templeton

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Another one of Scabbers. Ain't it precious?! He's even more surprised!Love at first sight... notice the tails touching as Scabbers (left) and Templeton (right) wash.
Another one of Scabbers. Ain't it precious?! He's even more surprised!
Another one of Scabbers. Ain't it precious?! He's even more surprised!
Love at first sight... notice the tails touching as Scabbers (left) and Templeton (right) wash.
Love at first sight... notice the tails touching as Scabbers (left) and Templeton (right) wash.

NOTE: Templeton has had a condition for a while, but he is slowly improving. As well as Scabbers, keep him in your prayers.

Templeton is a hoarder. Wanna see his stash? Here you go:

His stash is in my bottom dresser drawer where I have made it so he can't mess up the cabinet. He has a collection of paper, raisins, paper, stale cheese (removed every day for safety measures), grain, and... this is my favorite...

KLEENEX.

He has stashed so much in there, it's unbelievable. He takes it from my trash can (he, thankfully, does not take the overly snotty ones) and runs off with it. He takes a lot from my trash, though. Erasers, cheese, wrappers... haha.

Templeton knows how to jump onto my bed. And there he sits until I give him a chocolate raisin... he goes crazy for those. Fun fact: His nickname is Tempy and he has a big T on his back.

Teddy (Teddy Bear)

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Teddy is the one lying downCarrot eating is healthy.
Teddy is the one lying down
Teddy is the one lying down
Carrot eating is healthy.
Carrot eating is healthy.

NOTE: Teddy is obese and has a broken leg. I have put him on a diet, which will hopefully reduce the strain on his remaining back leg. Please pray for him!

UPDATE: Teddy died June 26th, 2017. R.I.P.

Teddy is the sweetest rat of the bunch. He loves to lick you (sometimes when he's nervous). His leg is broken, and it will be a few weeks for it to heal, but he still drags himself from the food bowl and back, and his brothers groom him. At all times he is in a toweled cage (his brothers stay in another cage until nightfall, in which then they sleep with him in his cage). He loves to sleep... like his momma.

This little rattie also attempts to climb out of his cage, even with a hurt leg.

His nick is "Ted". Who knew?

Little Chef (Remy)

NOTE: (When a prayer is needed, this will be filled in)

Little Chef does not like to cook. He will not eat anything other than what he's tried and likes. Like me, he does not fancy veggies but will eat them to please those in charge (mainly, me). He is skittish sometimes, and at the exact weight that is healthy for him, unlike Teddy (too fat) and Scabby (a Little too small). He is aloof, and sometimes snotty.

His nickname is Cheffy... so ironic.

My Rats' Fave Foods

Templeton
Scabbers
Both
Chocolate raisins
Cloth
Marshmallows
Cheese-Itz
Fingernails
Saltines
Plain cheese
Dog food
Their normal food
Gnawing cubes
Muffins
Popcorn
M&M Peanut
M&M Chocolate
Reese's
(Take note: even though some items on this list are unhealthy, they are fed in moderation. The M&M Peanut is never given with the peanut. I eat it. Scabbers' cloth and fingernails are generally OK for him.)

Tricks They Know

My rats know how to:


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Eat (Scabbers is the one eating) and drink (Templeton is drinking)Beg (Templeton is begging)Roll Over (Scabbers)Groom (Scabbers on bottom)Play Dead (Scabbers) While Groomed (by Templeton)Be submissive (Scabbers on bottom)Play Dead (Scabbers)And most important of all: be brothers.
Eat (Scabbers is the one eating) and drink (Templeton is drinking)
Eat (Scabbers is the one eating) and drink (Templeton is drinking)
Beg (Templeton is begging)
Beg (Templeton is begging)
Roll Over (Scabbers)
Roll Over (Scabbers)
Groom (Scabbers on bottom)
Groom (Scabbers on bottom)
Play Dead (Scabbers) While Groomed (by Templeton)
Play Dead (Scabbers) While Groomed (by Templeton)
Be submissive (Scabbers on bottom)
Be submissive (Scabbers on bottom)
Play Dead (Scabbers)
Play Dead (Scabbers)
And most important of all: be brothers.
And most important of all: be brothers.

Rat-fans and Vermin-haters alike...

...which rat is your favorite?

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Bonus!: A Rare Victory for Scabbers!

Templeton is the alpha, and victory over him is rare for Scabbers.
Templeton is the alpha, and victory over him is rare for Scabbers.

Bonus!: A Group Family Photo

The rat at the front to the left is Little Chef, beside him is Scabbers, behind Scabbers is Templeton, and behind Little Chef is Teddy.
The rat at the front to the left is Little Chef, beside him is Scabbers, behind Scabbers is Templeton, and behind Little Chef is Teddy.

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      GalaxyRat 5 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      R.I.P: Teddy died.

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      GalaxyRat 5 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Hugs have been given! And I'm adding two more fur babies that I recently obtained from my brother. Stay tuned. Love your new profile picture!

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      Tamara Moore 5 months ago

      They look like the ones my son had! They passed away from old age, but were well taken care of and given much attention and love.

      Hugs for your friends!

      Tamara

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      GalaxyRat 6 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      I hope not either. They are improving, both of them, I just hope it's not painful for them.

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      FlourishAnyway 6 months ago from USA

      Absolutely adorable and filled with personality. The photos are so cute. I hope the medical condition isn't serious.

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      GalaxyRat 6 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Welcome! Comment about my rats and about your pets!