Meet Franc!

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:

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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]:

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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:

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Franc took a 2 hour nap, then noshed on some fresh romaine lettuce and cucumber:

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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.

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4 Comments

  1. Jessica@CapeofDreams

    Franc, it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Nibbler must be in heat. The chicken wire additional wire is probably a good idea.

    • Thanks, Jessica, Franc is so funny! We put him in his ball on the floor yesterday and the cats didn’t know what to make of it! They gave him a wide berth as he cruised around.

  2. Franc is cute! Will they drive themselves crazy with lust??

    • Well, out of the 5 girls and Franc, only Nibbler is having a crazy spell. The 4 other girls and Franc don’t seem to give a shit so hopefully Nibbler will cool her jets and things will go back to normal 🙂

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