Oreo was a rescue who we got in March 2015, when she was around 6 months old. She’s a generic black hooded rat with a broken line down her back. We were her third home after the pet shop, so likely at least her fifth ‘home’ if you count the breeder of her and then the pet shop, poor thing. As a result she has always been a little bit of a Scaredy-Rat, but she’s a very lovely Scaredy-Rat! She loves cuddles, as long as you don’t pick her up first 😉 She also likes her cage, she’ll free range for short periods but will often take herself home after 15 minutes or so, which is quite sweet really. I think she just enjoys having the cage to herself!
Oreo is now over two and unfortunately she is quite lumpy, when her first tumour appeared a few months ago we decided not to operate and to see how it progressed for the time being. We are glad that we made that decision as it has become a case of her having multiple tumours which are growing at different rates, so we are now in a position of keeping her happy and comfortable, which isn’t too difficult as she’s such a wonderful girl!