Last week my friend Michelle posted on Facebook that her friend Joe needed to find a new home for his male rat Franc. Apparently Joe has to travel a lot for work, so Franc got lonely. I have really missed having boy rats, even though it’s very dangerous to have boys and girls in the same house [all they try to do is get to each other and then 3 weeks later you have 18 babies. And with 5 females, that’s 90 rat babies and I REALLY don’t need that headache]. But Franc is SO cute and so sweet… hubby agreed we could adopt him. We’ve been in Florida since 12/16 but got home late last night. This morning at 9:00 I picked up Franc and took him to work with me in a travel cage – here he is enjoying a mini shredded wheat:
After work [they let us out at noon – woohoo!] I drove Franc home and dragged the 2nd big cage out of the basement and into the living room. After setting it up, I placed Franc in it and he was in wonderland. He really liked the boxes I cut holes in [aka cardboard club houses]:
Then I got our Christmas tree out of storage and set it up in the living room between the rat cages. Girls on the left, Franc on the right:
Franc took a 2 hour nap, then noshed on some fresh romaine lettuce and cucumber:
Isn’t he adorable? I’m thinking of wrapping his cage in chicken wire or hardware cloth as an added measure of protection… Nibbler [our black and white female] has been trying like mad to get over to Franc’s cage all afternoon. She’s been trying to get herself up onto the French door which would take her on a direct route to Franc. Not good. They’re all getting locked up tight tonight.