Rattie Ratz Rescue: Freddie & Benji

Sep 12, 2020 | 2020 Articles, Animal Rescue Adventures, Rodent Ramblings

by Alyssa Nader

Alyssa Nader is a volunteer with Rattie Ratz Rescue in the bay area of California. Each month KRL will be featuring at least one animal rescue adventure story, and every other month there will be one from Rattie Ratz.

Rattie Ratz mission is to find loving forever homes for all the rats who come our way. We reached out to Gradiva and Zehara to hear about how their new boys are doing now that they’ve had some time to settle in.

Freddie and Benji with their new mom, Zehara

“We became interested in rats out of curiosity and hearing what great pets they are. Zehara originally wanted a dog, but I needed to choose an animal with a bit lower maintenance. Zehara loves all things small and fuzzy, and the more we read about rats the more we knew they would be a perfect fit.”

Small and fuzzy: nailed it!

“Freddie and Benjii (about 6 months old) are two adorable, high energy, very positive and sweet little guys. They love to run around, climb on their people and going inside nooks and crannies, and play-wrestling with each other. They also enjoy hanging out in their swinging fleece hammock.”

These boys are the wildest thing in this jungle.

This wasn’t Gradiva and Zehara’s first rat rodeo.

“Freddie and Benji are our third pair of rat brothers that we have adopted from Rattie Ratz and we have enjoyed each of them so much. We love how playful and personal the rats are. We take them out every day for playtime and they love to climb all over and tunnel around in the bed.”

Freddie and Benji enjoying their elaborate system of tunnels, also known as a human bed.

Gradiva cleared up a funny assumption many people make about rats, that we have heard as well.

Happy at home at last

“Probably the biggest misconception I had about rats was that they squeak. In having rats for over 6 years now I’ve only heard a squeak once, when I accidentally picked up a boy too roughly. They are quiet and very sweet little pets, and we are grateful to have them!”

Rattie Ratz is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to help all domesticated ratties who come to us find a loving, forever home.

Rattie Ratz: Rescue, Resource, & Referral
Click here to email us at: info@rattieratz[dot]com
Call us at: (415) 340-1896

If you would like to know more about Rattie Ratz Rescue you can visit their Facebook page. If you are interested in adoptable rats or volunteering for Rattie Ratz Rescue you can visit their website: www.rattieratz.com.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section & watch for more stories from Rattie Ratz every other month. We also have a Facebook group specifically for our pet articles and would love you to join! Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to Rattie Ratz.

Alyssa Blake Nader is a writer and mental health professional living in the Bay Area. She is new to the rat community and mother to two rat brothers named Bitey and Pablo. In her free time, she enjoys creating art, improve performance, dancing to techno, and bothering everyone about rats.


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