Variety: Champagne Mismarked Hooded/Bareback
Born: Spring 2009
Arrived: 5th March 2012
Died: 18th May 2012
Origin: Rat sit visitor who stayed on
Tom came to stay on the 5th of March 2012 to visit while his family are away. He's called Tomato because of his big red eyes. He's a very, very sweet boy - boggly, bruxy and licky. I'm hoping he will be able to move in with Ambrose and Aloysius, who are my two old fogeys, to give him some company. Like Tom, they also have weak back legs, so their cage is set up with low hammocks and space to move around.
Thursday 8th March 2012 - Tomato is now living with Ambrose and Aloysius, although they're mostly ignoring one another at present. Hopefully they will accept each other more fully with a bit of time.
Saturday 10th March 2012 - The boys are beginning to interact more with one another, and looks as if they're going to settle in well.
Monday 2nd April 2012 - He's staying! Fantastic!
Weight data on all our ratties
Hind leg weakness.
7th March 2012 - Noticed what looked like a tiny abscess in the right hand corner of Tomato's mouth. It turned out that one of his top teeth had grown round and curved into his bottom gum. All burred down and sorted now.
Saturday 31st March 2012 - Will need another tooth trim soon.
Teeth trimmed: 03apr12, 20apr12, 09may12
17th May 2012 - Suspected stroke.
18th May 2012 - Put to sleep. Sorry, little man.
A truly lovely old boy. Loves cuddles. Bruxes, boggles and licks.