Sundew, Sage & Ivy

Sundew, Sage & Ivy

September 2017

Every time we popped into our local pet store these little girls were huddled up in the adoption centre. After 4 weeks of hoping someone would take them, we gave in and have been rewarded with the most loving and playful little friends.

Juniper, Jasmine, Lilac & Lily

Juniper, Jasmine, Lilac & Lily

August 2016

Four little girls who found their way into our hearts while we were out shopping, all as different as they are lovely. Plus their RSPCA adopted sisters, Bluebell and Buttercup, who've fitted right in with our odd little bunch.

Blossom & Maisy

Blossom & Maisy

November 2014 - August 2016

Derek tricked me into getting these little girls - not that I put up much of a fight. We were supposed to be buying sawdust and these little beauties were looking for a home - how could I say no?

Six Super Shy Boys

Six Super Shy Boys

December 2013 - April 2016

These guys started out as three rats, which very quickly turned into six. A little unplanned these boys are gentle and sweet ratties, who don't really do much except share our breakfast and dinner with us.

Bandit & Wombat

Bandit & Wombat

January 2014 - November 2014

More beautiful and irresistible husky rats. Only with us a short time, these two boys lived each day to the full. With wonderful cheeky personalities we let them get away with anything - including playing with our computers.

Kapy, Powy, Mango & Chips

Kapy, Powy, Mango & Chips

February 2012 - November 2014

More gorgeous husky rats soon followed by two little little guys from a different litter but the four of them were brothers are heart. These guys lived in out dinning room begged for our meals and caused all sorts of trouble.

Twiglets, Kiki & Maple

Twiglets, Kiki & Maple

October 2011 - December 2013

Lovingly known as 'The Twiglets' these super cute Agouti girls came from a local breeder. Almost identical and a bit on the shy side, they were soon joined by two little pet shop rats, who taught them what fun and mischief was.

Polar, Panda & Tiny

Polar, Panda & Tiny

March 2010 - April 2012

While picking up our other little rats, Tula & Tilly, we caught sight of these handsome, rather large fully grown boys. I tried to resist, honest, but the next day we popped back and three cuddly boys joined the family.

Tula & Tilly

Tula & Tilly

March 2010 - February 2012

We popped into the pet shop 'for supplies' and caught GMR (get more rats). In our defence Tula and Tilly were just too cute to resist. After only one short year with our darling Tula, we took extra special care of Tilly and spoilt her to bits.

Sugar & Her Gang

Sugar & Her Gang

December 2008 - March 2011

Five beautiful rattie girls. They'd been left at the RSPCA and desperately needed a new home where they could run, play and be together. How could we say no? They were a terrible handful, but so much fun.

Apple, Bramble & Lime

Apple, Bramble & Lime

August 2008 - June 2010

When we adopted Daisy and her daughters we'd met her three sons, but didn't feel able to offer them a home at that time. That feeling didn't last long and a few weeks later we headed back and adopted the rest of the family.

Chestnut & Conker

Chestnut & Conker

July 2009 - March 2010

A pair of shy and slightly chubby boys we adopted from the RSPCA. These poor little fellows had been waiting for over four months to be adopted and we were thrilled to be able to give them a loving home.

Daisy, Peach & Apricot

Daisy, Peach & Apricot

July 2008 - March 2010

More little RSPCA rats, meet Daisy and her two daughters Peach & Apricot. Though these sweet little girls suffered with health problems, they were a fun and loving bunch, who were always ready to get into trouble.

Tulip

Tulip

March 2009 - August 2009

Another little stray adopted from the RSPCA. Tulip was a very shy little girl, who'd obviously not had much handling. All she wanted was a quiet life, and she loved being with her new rattie family.

Pepper & Pippin

Pepper & Pippin

December 2007 - July 2009

These rat guys are full of energy and mischief. They may be happy to snooze away the hours in their home, but get them out and they turn into bundles of craziness. Just what having ratties is all about, chaos.

Twix

Twix

September 2008 - February 2009

Twix's first family didn't care for him properly and abandoned him in a stinky hamster cage. We adopted him knowing he'd need lots of love and patience, in return he blossomed into one of the most handsome and loving rats we've known.

Toffee, Pickle & Tomato

Toffee, Pickle & Tomato

April 2008 - September 2008

Toffee was not coping very well on his own after the loss of his two brothers. So, we popped down our local RSPCA and came back with two cuddly friends for him. Three black hooded rats, it's as though they were made for each other.

Petal

Petal

April 2008 - September 2008

This little girls arrival turned into a bit of a drama, fortunately she was such a brave little girl and everything turned out all right. Not on her own for long, our beautiful Petal was soon joined by a mum and her two daughters.

Toffee & Caramel + Minty

Toffee & Caramel + Minty

August 2006 - April 2008

These two quiet little boys were incredibly gentle and loving. Welcoming our little guy Minty into their home after the sad loss of his brother, Rummy. Then a lonely little Toffee found a new family in two chubby boys who needed a home.

Minty & Rummy

Minty & Rummy

December 2007

These two boy rats came to us from the RSPCA. Sadly little Rummy was very poorly and was only with us for one short week. Luckily Minty was welcomed by our other boys, Toffee and Carmel and his story continues with them.

Cookie,Bourbon,Coral & Clover

Cookie,Bourbon,Coral & Clover

October 2004 - August 2006

After a trip to our local Wood Green Animal shelter these four adorable rats joined our family. Two little girls and two cuddly boys, who had been neutered so they can all live together happily.

Mole, Mouse, Ferret & Otter

Mole, Mouse, Ferret & Otter

June 2003 - August 2005

A bunch of boys, who no one else wanted. First came Mole and his two bonus brothers, then little Otter who's first family had returned him to the pet store. Despite their bumpy start to life they were a wonderful addition to our family.

Biscuit, Badger & Willow

Biscuit, Badger & Willow

October 2002 - August 2004

Two little pet shop rats and another little chap that came from down the woods! This troublesome trio got into all kinds of mischief, so much mischief they kept a diary of their silly adventures.

Pipsie & Chockie

Pipsie & Chockie

November 1999 - September 2002

These two beautiful little ratties were our first female rats, and they showed us just how different they could be to boys. Living in our dining room, Pipsie a Chockie made meal times a lot of fun and rather messy!

Crumble & Silky

Crumble & Silky

June 1997 - October 1999

Our cuddly little chap, Crumble, taught us what a 'Rex rat' was - he wasn't just scruffy as we first thought! His gentle friend Silky was his complete opposite in fur as well as temperament, still they loved each other dearly, as did we.

Misty, Dusty & Smarty

Misty, Dusty & Smarty

December 1995 - March 1998

First came Misty and then, as we'd learned rats need companionship, the troublesome Dusty and Smarty. Misty wasn't always impressed with his younger friends, still they shared many a silly adventurer together.

Crunchie

Crunchie

March 1993 - November 1995

Crunchie was our very first rat. He was the most amazing little friend, and incredibly forgiving of our inexperience of keeping a rat. He taught us so much about what wonderful companions rats are and ever rat we've known since was in his honour.