Age: 1 Year
Nicknames: Just Minxie
Minxie's Story: Oh boy.. Minxie. Minxie is a rat on crack. No joke. She is the most hyperactive rat I have ever seen. When something in the cage is destroyed, I know it's been her. She is the first one to chew on any plastic or fabric I put in the cage. She's also a little escape artist, as you can see from the above photo. When I open the cage, she's the first one at the door. Not to see me, mind you, but to see if she can climb out of the cage! With all her hyperactivity comes playfulness too, of course. She is always chasing around the other girls, trying to play with them even when they've had enough of it. She also loves a good game of hand wrestling, where I grab her lightly and ruffle her fur and then she chases my hand and my hand chases her. She is definitely a rat full of personality, and I love her for it!
Minxie is Anna's daughter. She was the only one in the litter with her color(see above photo). Minxie and her brothers and sisters were born exactly a week after Belle's litter, on September 17th. All of Anna's pups inherited her shy personality, except for Minxie. This made it a bit harder to find them homes, even though they all had rex fur. I had also kept Minxie's brother, Casper, who unfortunately passed earlier this year due to an infection that ran rampant through my whole colony. I believe it was the sendai virus but I'm not sure. It also killed my old male "grumpy" rat, Ren, who was never able to live with other rats, and it killed the baby I had just recently gotten, whom I believe brought the infection into my house in the first place. That scenario just stresses the importance of quarantine, and I'm glad I didn't lose all of my rats.
Unfortunately, I wasn't smart enough to upload many pictures of Anna's litter growing up onto Facebook or Photobucket. I did take a lot of pictures, but the hard drive I had saved them to died.