To balance out yesterday’s ‘Quick update’, today we have a somewhat bigger one. Lois Elliott (formerly Caledonian Rattery) was kind enough to come round with here camera and take some professional photos of our rats!
I’ve always found our rats to be rather difficult to take photos of, especially with a basic phone camera. Rats are not generally that interested in having their photos taken, or even just staying still for more than a couple of seconds.
Lois has a lot of experience of rat photography (and photography in general). It’s not just having the right kit, but also having the patience and a good understanding of the ratty mind.
As well as taking pictures of the litter, Lois took a few pictures of our current adult rats, a few of whom I had no decent images of at all, even after having them for quite some time!
Here are the parents of the litter: Jamie (left, Champagne Dumbo Buck) and Sansa (right, Silver Fawn Doe), both from Comis Stud.
Left: Adam (Comis, Silver Fawn Buck, brother to Jamie). Right: Nibbler (Yabba Dabba Doo Stud, Russian Buff Buck).
Left: Yabba Dabba Doo Puzzle (Russian Topaz Buck), brother to Nibbler. Right: Zappa Brian (Cinnamon Capped Buck).
Finally, Halcyon Jack (Agouti Hooded Buck).