Last Wednesday, someone contacted us with an amazing story: while she was walking home, she discovered a tiny baby rat all by itsself on the sidewalk. It’s eyes were still closed, but it was squeaking and moving around.
She brought it to us in a shoebox wrapped in soft towels to keep it warm. It was weak, and clearly hadn’t eaten for a while…
But we could tell that it wanted to live, so we weren’t going to give up on it, either.
Oh, and “it” is a “he” Clearly, our Wally is a little boy!
And look at that little face. Isn’t he just adorable? And if you look carefully, you will see that he’s not a Norway Rat. He’s not even a Roof Rat. In fact, he is a little baby Wood Rat, otherwise known as a “Pack Rat.” Isn’t that just amazing?
And his little hands: so cute! Our Wally really loves to eat. He can already drink almost 2 ml of goat’s milk per feeding…and, by the way, we have to feed him every few hours. And by “we”, I mean mostly “me.”
*Sigh* But I love him. He’s just the cutest little thing. And I hope that our little Wally will be a member of this family for many years to come!
Would you like to help support our Rat Rescue efforts? If so, please donate to our Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/help-me-care-for-rescued-baby-rats. Any amount is gladly welcome!