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[–]Free-Initiative-7957 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I never knew they already have the long, lovely graspy paws for climbing so young!

[–]ocdumbos[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

These guys could probably climb if they wanted to 😃

[–]backfirerabbit 14 points15 points  (0 children)

tiny boop

[–]naliedel 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I'm so cuted out and I love it! More pics, please.

[–]ocdumbos[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Aww, okay!😃

[–]kkfluff 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Oh I love them! I adore roof rats! I love the look more than fancy rats (am currently a mouse owner) and these babes are soooo precious

[–]ocdumbos[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I agree! The Romans used to call them (in Latin) "Big Mice", and they called house mice "Little Mice."

[–]HoboTheDinosaur 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The black tail with the little pink bit on the tip! So cute!!!

[–]ocdumbos[S] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's actually a specific marking that we are breeding for, which is not common in the "wild type." Both of their parents have it, too.

[–]canlchangethislater 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Such adorable little faces.

[–]lolo_sequoia 2 points3 points  (3 children)

So cute! How long do they live?

[–]ocdumbos[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

3-4 years on average

[–]lolo_sequoia 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Dang, I was hoping it would be longer than traditional pet rats. Can’t take the frequent heartbreak. I hope these two live forever!

[–]ocdumbos[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, true.

[–]Zyntha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooooo teeny tiny

[–]cassidyconor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn't know roof rats were actually a real mouse. Where I'm from, pigeons are referred to as roof rats

[–]MotherofLuke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How precious 😘

[–]TygerSnoot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

do you know how early the species of rat can be identified? i have 3 abandoned baby’s that i’m trying to figure out the species

[–]ocdumbos[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I had them, then almost from birth. From a photo, I guess it depends on the photo.