Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What It's Like Having A Hairless Rat


This is my hairless rat, Flower. She is 2 years old and although I've had rats for about 15 years, she's my first hairless one. I wasn't sure if she would need extra or different type of care after I rescued her from a lady who no longer wanted her so after doing research, I wrote an article about How to Care For A Hairless Rat


Care for a hairless rat and a furred rat is pretty much the same although I do have to rub Extra Virgin Olive Oil on her skin each month, not that she minds. It's just another game to her. She also gets a little extra protein in her diet and has extra blankets in her houses so she can stay warm if she's cool. 


Flower is very affectionate and will lick my hands *give kisses* while she is out running around on the couch or if I put my hand in her cage. 


She can get a little messy, especially if I share some whip cream from my pie with her. lol 


And she thinks she's a cover model. Easy Breezy Cover Rat. 

28 comments:

  1. She's so dang cute. I'd totally have a hairless rat if I could have one with the herd. How big is she Mary?

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    1. She's actually tiny. She's the smallest rat I've ever had. My digital scale broke so I don't have an exact weight but she is small.

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  2. I have known of hairless cats, but Flowers is the first haorless rat that has come to my attention. Do you know if they bred for it or if it was a natural mutation?

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    1. They were bred, you won't find hairless rats in the wild.

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  3. I had no idea about hairless rats, thanks for sharing that!

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    1. You're welcome. Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

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  4. she does look sweet

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  5. haha she sure knows how to pose, must want treats

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    1. She always wants treats. lol

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  6. I was not aware there could be hairless rats. Hope Flower enjoys for a lot of time with you.

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    1. She loves coming out and spending time with us. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. So adorable, and looks like she has a nice little apartment. I had never heard of a hairless rat either, until seeing pics from your blog. Hugs...

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    1. Hubby took two large bunny cages and wired them together so she has one large two story cage.

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  8. too sweet. she's in the best hands possible. :)

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    1. Thanks! :) She brightens my day.

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  9. Flower is so pretty, I love it when you share photos of her and she looks like such a character. That last picture is great, love all her little wrinkles. :-)

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    1. She is definitely a character. She has so much energy. That last picture is one of my favorites. It was like she was posing for me.

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  10. I read this one and the post you linked to, I never did any research to hairless rats as I wanted rats with fur, so it's interesting to hear hairless rats aren't that different from normal rats. And even rats with fur can get messy sometimes when they eat. Flower is a cutie and it was fun learning more about hairless rats.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed both posts. I love having a hairless rat. She's just the sweetest little girl.

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  11. Flower is cute! I can just picture her while you're rubbing her with EVOO. :)

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    1. She just got another oil massage this week. It helps her skin from drying out and she is so funny because she'll run from me and then run back over.

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  12. Lol, so cute. That's funny you have to rub her down and she has no idea why. It's great you seem to have such a strong bond with her:)

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    1. Glad you liked the post and pictures. She loves playing and she thinks it's just another game.

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  13. I'm probably alone, but it makes me feel sad, like she is sick or something. I'm glad you are here to tell me otherwise!

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    1. aww nope, she's not sick. She's very healthy and happy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. She's adorable! I'm sure her loving has paid back for adopting her. Never thought about the difference in care, but the oil and diet makes sense.

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  15. She's extremely cute! and so are you with those words!

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