Ratty Corner



Formerly called: Dennis or Menace

Gender: Buck

Variety: Red eyed roan

Born around: 28th June 2012

Arrived: 28th December 2013

Died: 21st March 2014

Origin: Rehome

Litter Mates: Pollux.

About Castor

Castor and Pollux lived locally, and came to live at Ratty Corner following a phone call asking if I knew anyone who could take them.

Although Cas has no sign of coloured hairs, he has fairly dark red eyes, and the odd double reflection of camera flash in his eyes that suggests that he's a faded roan rather than a pink eyed white.

This is the story of how the two boys settled in.


Weight data on all our ratties


Monday 30th December 2013 - Castrated to allow him and his brother to be integrated with my other rats.
Saturday 25th January 2014 - Abscess on his castration site. Started on Clavaseptin.
Monday 27th January 2014 - Abscess open and draining. Looking good. Still treating with Clavaseptin and wound gel.
Monday 10th March 2014 - I'm becoming increasingly convinced that Castor is deaf, and his eyesight is very poor too. His sense of smell works fine, though.
Friday 21st March 2014 - I found Cas dead in a hammock today. He really did look as if he was asleep, so I think he went very gently.


Sweet but bewildered.

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