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Date Listed 16-Oct-16
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Address P.O. Box 32116, Cambridge, N3H 5M2
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Breed: Rat
Age: Adult
Sex: Male
Size: S

Paulie, Splinter and Hoodrat are a family of three male rats that were abandoned by a breeder who no longer wanted to keep them, along with a female (Rosalie).

Paulie is the eldest of the group. His age is estimated at 3 years. He is solid grey and a rex which means his fur is curly and very plush. He's active and healthy for his age, though he does prefer an afternoon nap more often than his cagemates! We believe Paulie to be father to Splinter, Hoodrat and Rosalie. Paulie shows his age in a mild myco flare-up that occasionally makes his breathing sound wet. Paulie will need careful monitoring and care and should be considered to be geriatric.

Splinter is the middle in age of the three. We estimate his age at 2 years. He is mottled grey with hints of yellow and cream. He does not have rex fur but his fur is long and thick. Splinter is unique in that he was born without functioning eyes. He holds his eyelids mostly closed and is completely blind. Splinter produces more porphyrin than an average rat due to his condition which gives him the impression of having red tears. Splinter is still bold and outgoing despite his lack of sight and is the leader among his cagemates. Splinter requires no special care besides a consideration to avoid startling him as he cannot see hands reaching for him.

Lastly we have Hoodrat. Hoodrat is a black and white hooded rat with heavily rex fur. He is the shyest and most submissive of the group but is still friendly and sweet with people. He enjoys building nests out of toilet paper and stealing his foster mom's bookmarks. Hoodrat is the youngest at approximately 1 year old.

Our ideal would be that the three males go together with an understanding that Paulie is likely reaching the end of his time with us and may need palliative care soon. Homes with other male rats would be considered. All rats must either go to homes with other same-sex rats, or be adopted in groups. Rats are social animals and should not live alone. For more information please email To apply please complete our small animal adoption form.
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