Gee so many HP posts lately. What can I say, I love the books with a passion :)
Monsie passed away recently (rat). She developed megacolon (late on-set). I tried easing her pain but came to the conclusion that euthanasia would be the best course of action. It was her death that firmed my stand on her lines. I will not breed her mother or the other female related anymore. I only had one litter with each female. June, who is related to Monsie, had a healthy litter. In fact, one of her daughters was adopting by an LJ friend (oh, if you are reading this, please keep me informed about your's girls health). Monsie's mom, Opal, had a small litter and only Monsie survived. I will most likely place to two girls, together if I can help it. If not, then June will have to be placed with a submissive rat\s. She's also gotten agressive which kinda pisses me off. I heard great things about the rattery she came from. I will not say the rattery's name, but I will say it's nobody local to me. I won't do business with them anymore and will not reference people to them. But I will not talk about said rattery unless another breeder, who is interested in this rattery, asks my exeperience. I'll be tactful about it though. Blah.
I will not be breeding either girl I got back from my uncle. The mother of that litter kinda flipped out. I don't know if it was neurological agression or genetic but I will not breed those girls (since both forms of agression are terrible). I will adopt the girls out together but I will keep their birdcage (unless somebody pays for the cage; it's an ok cage for little weaning babies). I would prefer these two girls not be with any other rats but I am willing to adopt them to people that already have rats as long as that person is rat knowledgable.