I don't know too much about their history. The lady who I adopted them from brought them to me Sunday afternoon, and to be honest the story was a little confusing to me. All that mattered to me was that they needed a new home that I was willing to give.
Their names are Jack and Gus, like the mice in the famous Disney movie Cinderella. I didn't rename them and decided to keep these names. They are one year old and I'm not sure if they really are brothers or not. And they are big! Much bigger than Nibblet was, but she was a female rat.
Jack is an all brown or "agouti" dumbo-eared rat. Dumbo-eared rats have ears that stick out on the sides of their heads. He's pretty plump, and the larger of the two.
Gus is a grey dumbo-eared rat with a white spot on his forehead and white fur on his underside.
|Jack and Shiner|
I'm still getting to know them, but they are both very friendly. Shiner also got to meet them and seems to like them. My 2 year old daughter is absolutely in love with them and sits in front of their cage talking to them all day long.
|Gus enjoying a nibble on Lily's pants.|
I was kind of concerned about them at first because they had a little fight with each other a few hours after they settled in. But, later I noticed them sleeping together in their little house. Maybe they just had a disagreement about something. I plan to keep an eye on this, in case I need to separate them when they are arguing.
|Jack napping in the window.|
Since this is my first pair of male rats, I am noticing quite a few differences from females. These two seem very chilled out. After playing on the couch for a while, they both went over to the window sill and just napped there for several hours. Very different from Miss Nibblet, who never napped or sat still when I took her out to play.
So anyways, very happy to welcome these two into our home! Jack and Gus can't wait to share more of our lives together with you all!