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    Trying my hand at....

    ...breeding African Soft Fur Rats. I met up with Bill (Wild Bill) today and purchased a "few" trios to try my hand at these guys. I haven't had much luck with regular rats thus far, and honestly my breeder male rat has a VERY strong odor which I don't much care for.

    So far I'm quite intrigued with these little guys, they are adorable, and soft far fairly handleable. I have heard ASF can be nippy, but both the males and females I picked up are very mellow.

    Here are a few snapshots of mostly the boys.



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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    Good luck Swede. I have a few colonies of ASF rats as well as a few mice and many rats. I had a difficult time getting the ASF started, but once I got the husbandry right, they have been going to town.

    In regard to them being nippy, I've found that the gneerations that I've bred are more and more docile. Has anyone else had this experience?
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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    Welcome to the fold
    www.ASFRats.info African soft-furred rats information and exchange.

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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    Great pics Jason!!!! So far mine have been fairly tame, except for the occasional mommy rat trying to protect her babies. Just give them a nice warm area and they will do great for you. It was nice doing business with you again, wish I would've had more time to chat. Let me know how they work out for you.
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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    Thanks Alice and guys!
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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    Yours and Bill's and mine are all related. Good luck.

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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    That 'blue' one looks nice. The one munching next to the noodle. Best of luck with them and do keep us updated.
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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    Awww they're adorable Jason. Best of luck getting them to get it on. C'mon babies!
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    Re: Trying my hand at....

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlily
    Awww they're adorable Jason. Best of luck getting them to get it on. C'mon babies!
    It will probably be a month or two before the females are up to size to make some babies for me, so they are separated right now. But I am hoping that they'll get it on!
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    I didn't realize they were still young. Grow babies grow!
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