Meet Marty! Age on arrival: ~ 1 year Sex: Male (neutered) Fostered in: Oshawa Here since: February 22/2022 From: Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS), hoarding situation
Marty is now housed alone and we would love to get him with his forever people (and rat friends) soon! Marty is one of our most senior rats, at 2 years old. He’s also our longest stays (almost 1 year). This boy came from an animal cruelty investigation. Marty is shy, adventurous, and would love to retire with you.
Marty needs a quieter home and a family with some rat experience because of their age and shyness. We thought we’d share a testimonial from his (and his late friend, Doc’s) Foster Parent, who they’ve made a lasting impression on:
“These boys are generally found curled up in a cozy corner. They love their free time, they like to search boxes and bins for a place to hide out, or find a tasty treat. They are big on naps, love cozy blankets, love to forage!! They’ve been a lot of fun to take care of.
Doc is easier to handle, generally one to snuggle in for a few moments and enjoy a pet, a cheek stroke, or a tummy tickle. He’s also most likely to find a quiet corner or box to hide in during free time. Marty is on the go! He wants to explore, no time for cuddles for this boy - except for the sweet moment he decides to sit with you in your hands, against your body, and just chill. …I got it done [tattoo] earlier this summer to represent fostering for Rainbow Rats. Doc & Marty are my little old man hermit fosters. They’re so cute when I first bring them down for the day. All bright eyed and bushy tailed.”
Marty has a bite history toward humans (minor, while recovering from being sick), and toward rats (he bit Doc on one occassion), and is quite a nervous guy so needs an experienced home. He has been neutered which can help rats chill out a bit, though adopters still need to be aware that bites are a possibility.
Please fill out an Adoption Application through our website if you can give Doc & Marty a forever home! And please, SHARE!
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