Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Watch out, they'll gnaw your Manolos

While I was home, in addition to adopting a lot of really beautiful yarn, I also went along with my mom to adopt four pretty girl rats. They're pretty camera shy, and shy in general, but I managed to get some pictures of the naked ones. There are two naked girls, and two fawn hooded girls. We named them after the Sex and the City girls, and so naturally the naked outgoing one has to be Samantha.

I've never had a naked rat before, and it took a little while to get used to them. They're pretty delicate and have terrible eyesight, but their skin is really soft (despite its weird appearance) and Samantha especially is very affectionate. Plus they are like little furnaces - fun fact, naked rats need more calories because they lose so much heat through their skin.

And the one snuggling with Charlotte, the fawn hooded girl with dark red eyes, is Carrie. She's super shy and skittish. I think her eyesight is really bad, because she does this thing where she shakes her head back and forth slowly to help with depth perception. Hopefully she'll calm down a bit as she gets older and more used to living here.

Man, I missed having rats.

I wonder if I can find cosmo-flavored yogurt drops...

1 comment:

Ondrea said...

Those are adorable.

Let me know when you are back on campus.