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Rizzo Rat Rat Saint Paul, MN
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Estimated birth date: 6/25/2020
Personality: Very shy (you are unable to touch this animal without it running away or being fearful, etc), Inquisitive, Nervous, Mouthy (puts mouth on you but does not bite down, usually thinking your fingers are food)
Favorite treats: Gerber cereal puffs, Freeze dried minnows
Favorite toys and activities: Loves the orange hammock and chewing wood chew toys
Potty trained: No
This animal daily routine: Sleep all day then raise a ruckus with brothers at 3 am.
BFF (Does this animal have or need a same species friend in their home?): Yes, Rizzo is bonded to Templeton, Roland and Megavolt!
Other species this pet has been exposed to and reaction: Housecat, he's actually not really noticed it.
Health concerns: None
Behavioral concerns: Rizzo is in our trust training program to assist him with being comfortable & trusting around hands. Learn more about our trust training methods at https://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/trust-training He's VERY cautious when exploring the cage or even when taking treats, and is a little jumpy if you don't let him know your hand is coming near by rubbing your fingers together. His foster is working with all of the boys by speaking gently and making sure they hear her coming towards their age. Their foster also makes sure they are able to sniff hands through the cage to try to prevent any accidental bites. During play time his foster tries to encourage Rizzo to come out with a gentle voice and treats.
Other notes: Rizzo has red eyes so he can't see as well as his brothers. He sways his head from side to side to get a better sense of depth perception. He also likes to scream bloody murder if one of his brothers dares pick on him. He really likes to travel from hiding spot to hiding spot, not spending much time out in the open.
Rizzo, Roland, Templeton, & Megavolt 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. Rizzo’s foster parent prefers to meet at the Richfield PetSmart - 1100 W 78th St, Richfield, MN 55423 for meet & greets, & adoptions.
Our adoption process can be found on our website here: https://www.mnpocketpetrescue.org/process
Fee: Rizzo, Templeton, Roland, & Megavolt have a combined adoption fee of $45
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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