Rat Profiles

 

Atlas

Birthdate: 10/2014

Gender:  male

Description: smooth coated black Berkshire dumbo 

Atlas, Sol, Puck and Pan were all already about 6 months old when we brought them home.  It is now taking them a long time to really adjust to us, and Sol is the only one more reticent than Atlas.  Atlas is very protective of the others, and especially in the first few days, he would herd them around as if he was their mother.  We decided to call him Atlas because he acts like he has the world on his shoulders.

Atlas is also one of the moons of Saturn, and since we decided to go with Astronomy names for this mischief, it seemed appropriate.

Titan

Birthdate: 02/2015

Gender:  male

Description: Smooth coated agouti berkshire dumbo (see bottom for term definitions)  As expected, Titan’s coat has changed in the last few weeks as he’s starting to get his adult coat in.  Originally we thought he was going to be self, but a little white splotch has developed on his belly, and his white socks and tail tip have become apparent.

Despite his size, Titan has a big personality.  While he and Io are much smaller than the other four boys, I definitely think Titan will be the Big Boss Rat in time.  While we choose Puck and Pan first in the store, Titan was an easy third choice.  He was curious about us and thrilled to come and sniff at us, even when Atlas was trying to keep him in the corner with everyone else.  His personality has only grown with time.  Titan and Io tend to hang out together, being the smallest.

We named Titan first, and all the other names came swiftly afterwards.  We named him after the largest of Saturn’s moons, and after the early Greek deities the Titans, who were exceptionally large.

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