ART COMMISSIONS NEEDED URGENTLY.
Today 26 rats were surrendered to the local animal shelter. Two mothers, a smooth hair (currently pregnant but also nursing 8 tiny MALE babies 5 – 7 days old) and a mink rex (nursing male babies of different ages from aprox 1- 3 weeks old.) Both mothers are very small I think they might be 4 – 6 months but could be older, they are pretty thin so they could just be small.
One adult male, silk(?) dove berkshire. He’s very sweet and large I am not worried about him but he will be on meds for the week to try and kick the myco he has. I think hes surrendered because he’s oldish around 2 years old and just leaving breeding age. And a few other male babies about 5 - 7 weeks. .
The babies are all male. This is very uncommon (most litters on average are 11 and 30% male 70% female) and leads me to believe they are keeping the females for breeding. This is confirmed by the fact the only females surrendered were either common fur types( pregnant nursing mother, one week old and a 3 week old) or sickly (the rex mum has pretty bad myco). We are lodging animal neglect case on the breeders.
The male baby rats are smooth fur, rex, double rex (?) silk (?) and patchwork. Some are already showing signs of eye infections and some are very tiny. Their reason for surrendering these rats was they no longer had money to feed their breeding stock. They said they were breeding “special” rats.
They undoubtedly have females and more breeding stock because unless they are super rats, there would be more female babies. This isn’t okay.
I am currently fostering them until they get bigger and the mothers get better.
How you can help.
I need money for special bedding for baby rats (its soft and expensive), money for medicine and a special health drink that helps on giving energy and putting on weight, something the mothers and tiny children REALLY need. I currently have 7 rats myself, so any amount of commissions would aid these guys to a full recovery. I will be posting many updates so you guys can see how they are doing.
You can also suggest names because there is so many of these little guys.
Animal combinations $15. Tell me your favorite animals and I will design you a mythical merged beast.
Your pets! $8 in this cute lineless style.
Cartoon versions of yourself/characters what ever. Doing what ever $20
More art is on my page
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This guy is my friend ratpaca. He works at a shelter for animals, and he does an excellent job. He really needs your help to save these babies, please reblog/signal boost or commission him if you can!