Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mole and Ratty

This is Mole looking out of his house a little apprehensively. He needs a home together with Ratty, his brother. They were both left with a friend by their previous owner, who never returned to collect them.

For some reason this seems to happen a lot with rats, possibly because it's more difficult to get permission to keep them than for other small animals, or perhaps because it's more likely that the person left holding the rat gets fed-up and contacts us than it would be if the pet was a hamster. Rats get a bit of a bad press, but most of them are actually much less inclined to bite than hamsters (who are solitary and have fewer inhibitions about inflicting summary chastisement on humans who prod them without being properly introduced).

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