- Ellie -- 2 Year Old Siamese Mini Satin Doe (Female) Rabbit -- unspayed -- dob March 2017 -- fostered in South Elgin, IL
- 6.5 week old black capped male rat baby -- dob 8/10/19
- 6.5 week old various colored female baby rats + Mom Rat -- dob 8/10/19 + unknown
6.5 Week Old Various Colored Female Rat Babies + Mom Rat (unknown age)
We have several female baby rats (and their mom!) that are looking for their forever homes. We got a female rat (mom) and her 11 babies into our rescue a bit ago! A Good Samaritan took in a female rat that was going to be let outside by a co-worker… and a couple days later, she had 11 babies! Fast forward a couple weeks, and the owner ended up bringing them here, and now they are ready to go to their new homes!
Several of the males have already found a home, but we still have one male (listed separately) and all the females and mom left. Mom is an agouti hooded rat. The babies are agouti hooded, black hooded, black capped, black bareback… I think there’s just the 1-2 agouti hooded and the rest are some version of black and white rats. I believe there are 6-7 females plus Mom.
The babies were born 8/10/19. Unfortunately, we do not know how old mom is.
These girls are super sweet rats. They can be a bit shy and they aren’t yet to the point where they wants to venture out a ton, but they will get there! When you open the door to their cage, they will come down and want to come out, see what you’re doing… they’re just a bit shy when you go to actually handle them and pick them up. Of course, they will benefit from more handling, but regardless, they are already super sweet and we know that they will blossom into awesome rattos! When you go to catch them, most of them do tend to move away a bit, and until they’ve gotten a bit more used to handling, they probably should only be handled by adults, so that little hands don’t accidentally drop them. Once you’re holding them securely, and preferably up against your body (they seem to prefer this, and calm down a bit further), they do settle down and are super sweet. Mom is a bit more skittish than the babies, but none of them are “bad” by any means. None of these rats have never bitten.
These girls LOVE the hammock that we gave them, and their new homes should definitely consider getting them one!
6.5 Week Old Male Black Capped Rat Baby
We have a baby male rat that is looking for his forever home. We got this little guy, his mom, and his 10 brothers and sisters into our rescue a bit ago! A Good Samaritan took in a female rat that was going to be let outside by a co-worker… and a couple days later, she had 11 babies! Fast forward a couple weeks, and the owner ended up bringing them here, and now they are ready to go to their new homes!
Several of the males have already found a home, but we still have one male (and all the females and mom) left. This one male is a black and white rat. As you can see on the pictures, he is mostly white with a black head, white blaze, and cute little white nose. We think his color is called black capped.
He was born 8/10/19, which makes him 6.5 weeks old! Great time to take him home.
He is a super sweet rat. He’s a bit shy and isn’t to the point where he wants to venture out a ton just yet, but he will get there! He likes to hide at the moment, and will benefit from more handling, but he is already super sweet and we know that he will blossom into an awesome ratto! When you go to catch him, he does move away a bit, and until he’s gotten a bit more used to handling, he probably should only be handled by adults, so that little hands don’t accidentally drop him. Once you’re holding him securely, and preferably up against your body (he likes that!), he does settle down and he’s super sweet. He has never bitten.
2 Year Old Siamese Mini Satin Doe Rabbit -- "Ellie"
We have a female rabbit looking for her new home. Her name is Ellie.
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Please note: Ellie is currently being fostered in South Elgin, IL. Due to the fact that rabbits are illegal to own in Hammond, IN, we cannot bring her back to the rescue for adoption, and so, she will need to be adopted out directly from her foster home. If you are unable to travel to South Elgin to adopt, please look elsewhere.
Ellie’s foster home / mom has this all to say about her:
“Ellie is an unspayed Siamese mini Satin rabbit, a little over 2 years old (birthdate March 2017). She weighs about 4-5 pounds. She is a creamy white color with the "points" of her body (nose, ears, paws) being a chocolately brown color much like a siamese cat. Ellie is not spayed. She has never had any health issues, only visited the vet once when she was young for a checkup. She does well when taken for nail trims.
Ellie has an exercise pen available to her at all times. This is a must for her new home! She loves to run around in her x-pen. She enjoys rolling around jingly cat bells, flipping around plastic yogurt cups, tossing around metal jar lids, and playing with wooden sticks. Ellie also has a handmade fleece dig mat that we hide treats in for her to sniff and find. She has a plastic tub we fill with newspaper strips that she likes digging in and carrying the strips around her exercise pen. She has a fleece "forest" she loves to hide in and a crinkly cat tunnel she runs in and out of. She explores new toys quickly and loves an enriching environment. Ellie also has an enclosed cage available to her in her pen. Her cage houses her metal litter pan, food bowl, hay bowl and water bottle.
Ellie eats Oxbow Essentials rabbit food, timothy hay, and a handful of "spring mix" lettuce mix every day. She LOVES spring mix. She has also tried spinach, parsley, cilantro, romaine with not as much enthusiasm. She is not a fan of fruit.
Ellie is defensive about her cage. We have learned to only clean the cage when she is not in it. (It's easy to tempt her out of the cage with treats or lettuce.) She has bitten once due to not following this rule. She is a bit nibbley of people in her exercise pen, I think this is due to our cats invading her space. I think that particular behavior may stop in a cat-free home. She does very much enjoy to be petted (often "melts" into a bunny puddle when we pet her). She squirms a smidge when physically picked up, but once she is held and secure in your arms, she absolutely looooves snuggles.
Ellie comes with: large cage, metal litter pans, food bowl, hay bowl, water bottle, toys (cat balls, keys, yogurt cups), homemade fleece "dig mat", plastic dig tub (for shredded newspaper), fleece forest, cat crinkle tunnel, any/all remaining food, treats, bedding.”
Please note that she DOES NOT come with an exercise pen, so you will be required to have a decent sized one of your own, and show pictures of your x-pen as proof of cage.
Ellie has always been housed by herself, so we are unsure how she does with other rabbits.
Please note: if you live in Hammond, Indiana, you will be unable to adopt, as rabbits are illegal to own in Hammond. Please note also that this rabbit is NOT at our location in Hammond, but is being fostered in South Elgin, IL.
The adoption fee for Ellie and all her stuff is $75. All you’ll need to provide is an x-pen!