Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rat Shineys & Prettys

SO, it's been forever since I posted. Seems to be a theme with me & my blogs. I will try to update at least occasionally throughout the year. For now, here's some awesome rat stuff I want!

All great items, by a bunch of fantastic artisans.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Random Squish Moments!

Just some new photos of my boys. Technically, i should've got up off my butt and snapped a photo of Homer nesting in the wheel today..... But these ones will have to do.


Homer playing around on one of the Hammock Hangers from cosybedsandburrows
Fantastic product! I mean seriously, those things are awesome.


Little Boots all curled up in a epic flame pocket hammock from Chelsey's Cozies
He's such a smoosh...


Homer boggling as he eats..... he REALLY likes food!


The boys being snuggle chubbers in a Hammock SLeeping Bag from Kitsch-N-SNiff


Some uber cute squishy-sleepiness! *dies*


The boys all snuggled into a hammock a fellow rat owner & good friend made for them!
It's an awesome design!


Homer being a super lazy pudge
& Little Boots looking at me all innocent like 'I swear, it wasn't me who messed up the litter tray!'


Friday, August 24, 2012

New Unique Rat Species Discovered!

A species of rat has been discovered that cannot gnaw or chew and represents a new step in rodent evolution.

The shrew-like animal, Paucidentomys vermidax, has fang-like upper incisors which are useless for gnawing and no back teeth. It lives exclusively on earthworms.


A newly discovered 'toothless' rat species represents a new step in rodent evolution


P. vermidax was found in remote rainforest on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

It shares some characteristic with insectivorous shrew rats from the Philippines but has taken an evolutionary step further by completely dispensing with chewing molars.

Dr Kevin Rowe, from Museum Victoria in Australia, a member of the discovery team, said: "There are more than 2,200 rodent species in the world and until this discovery all had molars in the back of their mouth and incisors at the front.

"This is an example of how species, when faced with a new ecological opportunity, in this case an abundance of earthworms, can evolve the loss of traits that were wildly successful in previous circumstances."



P. vermidax is described in the latest issue of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

The creature has a rat-like tail but a long, thin nose similar to a shrew's. Its only teeth are its incisors, which in the upper jaw end in twin points. The Latin derived genus name Paucidentomys means "few-toothed mouse" and the species name vermidax means "devourer of worms".

Co-author Anang Achmadi, from Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense in Indonesia, said: "The specialised incisors of rodents give them the distinct ability to gnaw - a defining characteristic of rodents worldwide. In having lost all teeth except a pair of unusually shaped incisors that are incapable of gnawing, this new rat is unique among rodents."

Dr Rowe said the find was a reminder that wild habitats can still harbour undiscovered species.

Article courtesy of Yahoo News

Monday, August 6, 2012

SHOES!!!!

These are just too adorable not to share! Marc Jacobs has out-done himself!
Apparently he's been making these for quite some time(earliest blog post I could find was 2003 I think), in different colours/styles. Personally, I LOVE these newer designs. If I wore flats, I've totally save up and splurge on these! He's also done other Mouse/Rats items in the past, totes & such. If you're interested, i recommend browsing on ebay.



The Travelin' Rat also has cheaper jelly versions of these available! VERY affordable at $5 a pair! *dies*



So, now our feet can be almost as cute as our rattys! So marvelous that people create these thing!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rat Humour

"Although no one has investigated the possibility of rat humor, if it exists, it is likely to be heavily laced with slapstick. Even if adult rodents have no well-developed cognitive sense of humor, young rats have a marvelous sense of fun. We have already bred rats that exhibit playful chirping, and thereby hope to track down some of the genes for joy. Perhaps we will even stumble on new molecules to alleviate depression as well as some excessive-exuberance disorders."

For more info & a video, check out this link: What happens when you tickle a rat?