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John Rat Rat Saint Paul, MN
- Adoption fee
Estimated birth date: 6/25/2020
Personality: Inquisitive, Friendly toward humans, Playful, Energetic, Nervous, Sweet
Favorite treats: Uncooked pasta
Favorite toys and activities: Has been exploring the wheel but his favorite is probably snuggling with his brothers.
Potty trained: No
This animal daily routine: Routine is pretty flexible with this group of rats, they do anticipate treats and head scratches in the evening as well as individual pouch cuddles with their foster to work on ease of handling.
BFF (Does this animal have or need a same species friend in their home?): Yes! John is bonded to Jacob, Jingle, Heimer & Schmidt.
Other species this pet has been exposed to and reaction: They can see dogs, cats, & a gerbil from their living space but have not had any face to face contact.
Health concerns: John has very low vision and does sway back and forth to assess his surroundings. He should always be spoken to before he is touched.
Behavioral concerns: None
Other notes: These rats are still getting used to handling so a calm, patient approach is needed. They love hammocks, chew toys, cuddling and any snack you are willing to share. Being a large group, they do require a minimum cage space of a DCN cage otherwise they do bicker at one another which has greatly reduced after being moved to this larger space. They are still young so there is the occasional scuffle but saying their names is all it takes to break up the squabbles when they happen.
John, Jacob, Jingle, Heimer, & Schmidt made their way to MNPPR as a transfer all the way from TN where they were a part of a hoarding case.
Due to our rescue being foster-based, not all foster homes are located in Saint Paul, MN. John’s foster parent prefers to meet at the PetSmart location in Rochester, MN - 3845 Marketplace Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 & 4603 Maine Ave SE #109, Rochester, MN 55904 for meet & greets, & adoptions.
Our adoption process can be found on our website here: https://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/process
Fee: John, Jacob, Jingle, Heimer, & Schmidt have a combined adoption fee of $55
We absolutely DO NOT SHIP ANIMALS! Please do not ask.
All rats within MNPPR have tested negative for the Seoul virus before being placed up for adoption.
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