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Cosmo, Trixie, Pip, Yoko and Nala Rat Rat Brooklyn, NY

  • Young
  • Female
  • Small
  • Blue / Gray , Brown / Chocolate


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Meet Cosmo, Trixie, Pip, Yoko and Nala

Recently we welcomed Momma Cosmo, her 2 boys (Ryan and Stanley- already adopted!), and 4 girls (Trixie, Pip, Yoko and Nala). Bought from a breeder, a young caretaker started with what she was told were two females. Soon enough one was determined to be male, and Cosmo already expecting. After babies arrived, the young caretaker found herself overwhelmed. After a period of trying to make it work, providing for separate enclosures and socialization times, she began attempting to re-home with friends and family. Successful with a few, she ran out of people interested to help her out, so she reached out for help and joined our surrender waiting list for the last remaining 7. As soon as we had available space in foster homes, we accepted them all into our care, and had them examined by our vet. Now, separated by gender into two foster homes, Momma Cosmo and her babies are loved, cared for, and have starting the search for their forever families.

The most outgoing of them all, Cosmo (brown with white belly) and Yoko (light gray) will run up the the cage door opening, ready to climb up your arms, ready and happy to give the ever so gentle face kisses. They are lap ratties through and through, and would love to be in your arms all day long.
The somewhat shy Nala (dark gray) and Pip (all brown) will stay behind, interested, but hesitant to interact immediately. Soon enough, they too will come to explore, to get snacks, and to show their friendship and desire to be petted and played with.
The troublemaker Trixie (light gray), has crazy energy and often doesn’t know if she is looking to play, stalk, be petted, play attack or just nap. She seems to change her mind multiple times a minute, making it for an adventurous encounter always. As her sisters and mom, she too warms up fast, and wants to be close to humans, benefiting from all the cuddles and snacks.

The ladies are around 1 year old, and adoptable in pairs or a group of three.
Email if interested in adopting, and to find out more about our adoption policies, adoption fees, housing requirements, handling and care, as well as a link to our online adoption application.

To see even more pictures of the lovely ladies, follow this link to their dropbox pic folder:

And see this dropbox link for pictures when Cosmo, Trixie, Pip, Yoko and Nala had a play date with Megabyte, Kenzie, Harper and Frannie:

Please note- it is ECC’s policy to adopt fancy rats in pairs or threes, or to homes that already have one or more, because rats are the most sociable rodents of them all. They thrive in groups, and immensely enjoy the companionship, and mental stimulation they get from others of their own species. In fact, in the wild, rats live in large, cooperative communities, and this instinct for company and socialization hasn't been altered, even with more than 100 years of domestication.

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Cosmo, Trixie, Pip, Yoko and Nala

Cosmo, Trixie, Pip, Yoko and Nala

  • Rat
  • Young
  • Female