Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Degus

WOODY -  Male. Approx 2-2.5 years old when we adopted him on April 30th, 2011. He's a cute interesting little guy. Definitely entertaining. Has come out of his shell more now that he has a cage mate.
WENDY - Female. She was only a couple months old when we got her on November 7th, 2011. Very cute and semi friendly. She made friends with her cage mate quickly. Once they both had their own wheels they were content.

My Dogs

 JENNA - Born May 12th, 2008. AKC Purebred Yellow Lab. Got her July 12th, 2008. Came from Palmyra, Maine.
 PEPE - Born November 20th, 2009. Purebred Longhair Chihuahua. Got him on March 1st, 2010. Came from Monroe, Maine.
TANGO - Born November 23rd, 2010. Red nose Chocolate Brindle Pit Mix. Got him March 2nd, 2011. Came from Gainesville, Georgia.

My Male Rats

BRIAN - Male. Got April 5th, 2010. Brownish gray. Related to many of our rats. He came from the same feeder/breeder in Lewiston. He had a identical twin that has gone onto the rainbow bridge already. This one is semi friendly but mostly sticks with his rattie friends versus humans. Old age has really caught up to him.

SIMON - Male. Got April 26th, 2010. PEW/Siamese. The bigger bully of the trio we adopted. Also the one that has outlived them.When he was young he was going to be used as snake food. His rescued brothers and him were semi friendly but preferred ratties to humans. Now that he's gotten on in age he is not very accepting to even ratties.

COCOA aka "Scoop Stealer" - Male. Got June 21st, 2010. Was approx 7 months old when we got him. Tannish hooded. Friendly quirky personality. Got him from the same feeder/breeder family tree in Lewiston.

HUNTER - Male. Got August 2nd, 2010. Grayish and white. Almost a spitting image of his mother Gypsy. Friendly and an overall good rattie. Shares same family line with a majority of the rats, especially the males.

CHASE - Male. Got August 2nd, 2010. He's a litter mate and buddy of Hunter. Grayish with a tiny white dot on his forehead. His fur reminds me of a Rex. Very curious and friendly rattie.

PATCHES - Male. Got August 6th, 2010. Gray with white patches hence the name he came with. Several months old when we got him. Part of the family line. Believe he is the daddy to Hunter and Chase. He's a little feisty and prefers his rattie friends to humans most of the time.

STUART LITTLE - Male. Got December 22nd, 2010. PEW. He is only a few weeks older then Hunter and Chase. Most likely the father of Rizzo and the other young PEW boys. He was adopted out when he started to not like his former cage mates. He does just fine with his family of ratties now. In fact he is now getting used to humans and the biggest rattie we have.

RIZZO - Male. Got December 22nd, 2010. Brownish gray with white. One of the most friendly ratties we have. Has his mother Gypsy's personality. He's been a wonderful boy towards both rats and humans. He is the ideal example of what a pet rat is or should be.

GONZO - Male. Got January 31st, 2011. PEW. Shy does better with ratties then humans. Not sure but believe he and his brother are offspring of Gypsy/Stuart Little.

FOZZI - Male. Got January 31st, 2011. PEW. Cage and litter mate to Gonzo. Also not crazy about humans. He much prefers his small rattie family.

LOKI - Male. Got November 22nd, 2011. He came with his "girlfriend" Faye. He's a blue Russian Rex. No worries about him living with the girls since he's already neutered. Little shy and seems to prefer his rattie friends to humans. I can't seem to get him to bond with me but he has taken to Scott a little bit. Perhaps he just prefers males. His former family had to rehome due to allergies. Originally came from Pet Quarters in Auburn before it closed.

JAX - Male. Got December 11th, 2011. He's the darer of the two hairless males. He is a little less shy then his brother. Seemed to bond with me quite quickly. Doesn't do too bad with other ratties. He is smaller then the other one though.  

CHIBS - Male. Got December 11th, 2011. Pinker hairless. Larger and less friendly. He is still kind of shy. Doesn't seem to mind his rattie friends. Still going to take time to get him used to humans. He and his brother came from Whitefield, Maine.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Female Rats

BRIAR ROSE aka ROSIE - Female. Got May 3rd, 2010. Cream or Tan self colored. Approx 5 wks old when adopted. Got her from a feeder breeder in Lewiston. Sweet and friendly.  
PINKY - Female. Got July 1st, 2010. Hairless, Got her from PetSmart in Augusta. Few weeks old. The friendlier one in the tank. Kind of shy but inquisitive.  

GYPSY - Female. Got January 31st, 2011. Brownish gray coloring with white. Retired breeder from Lewiston. Had several litters before we took her in. One of the most friendliest rats ever. Small from being too young when she had numerous back to back litters.
DIAMOND - Female. Got February 18th, 2011. Gray and white. She was shy when she first arrived. Now she is quite friendly and curious. Got her from a "busy" family in Washington, Maine that needed to find her a new home.
FAYE - Female. Got November 22nd, 2011. Himi. Retired breeder that former family got from Kennel Shop in Lewiston. They had to find her a home with the woman began having severe allergies. She's a very friendly girl. Always greeting anyone at the cage door. Loves to be petted.

LILY - Female. Got December 17th, 2011. PEW. Shy but allows petting. Former family in Auburn was needing to downsize their pets. She wasn't getting enough attention.

My Bearded Dragons

DIVA - Female Lemon Fire. Three years old. Got her at two years old. Adopted May 22nd, 2010. Missing front left leg. Former family said it was a "shedding" issue at the pet store. She's a friendly dragon. Nothing at all like her former family described her and definitely not at all like her given name. Seems she just needed a different home environment. Came from here in Maine.

ARAIK - Male. Hatched late summer/early fall. Got her at about five weeks on October 20th, 2010. Originally named Kiara since it was assumed he was a "she". Has several nipped toes and a nipped tail. He's a friendly guy. As he has aged and many sheds lately the coloring has really brightened. Came from West Virginia.

Mother's Bloodlines - Peach Snowflake Hypo

Father's Bloodlines - Florida Orange X Red/GoldXNormal X Sandfire Red Burst Red X Flaming Red Tiger.

Grandfather (on dad's side) Florida Orange
Grandmother (on dad's side) Red/Gold X Normal X Sandfire Red Sunburst X Flaming Red Tiger
Great Grandfather (on dad's side) - Sand Fire RedX
Great Grandmother (on dad's side) - RGxNorm

ZAZU - Female. Hatched few weeks after her cage mate. They share the same parents. Arrived January 20th, 2011.She has always been very bright in coloring. Doesn't have any nipped toes or tail. Very awesome coloring. From West Virginia.

ISIS - Female. Translucent. Unsure of exact age. She's probably almost 2 years age. Arrived on January 20th, 2011. Feisty and friendly. Has a few nips but overall in excellent condition. Also came from West Virginia.
OSIRIS - Male. Hatched May 21st, 2011. Gold eyes wih beautiful lavender side bars. Het Hypo. Nipped tail but toes intact. Blood line is very good. HypoSnow X Snow Leather Back. From Old School Dragon Den Snow Bloodlines. Arrived from Caliente Dragons in California on December 6th, 2011. Feisty young male.

ATHENA - Female. Citrus X Orange. Gold eyes. Amazing colors. Hatched in August of 2011. Arrived December 11th, 2011. Very pretty dragon with a lively personality. Doesn't seem to have an nips on the toes or tail. From a young breeder here in Maine.