Presenting: RDPY Midnight Sparkles

RDPY Midnight Blue Sparkles, a Midnight blue pet rat!


Born On Description Personality/Temperament Health/Illnesses
11/02/09 Russian Blue
Self
Dumbo
Ok, I think this is a first! Look at Midnight's picture! LOL. I've never caught a rattie sticking it's tongue out before and even though there were other pictures where she wasn't I knew this one was a one of a kind! It is so cute!

She is a deep dark slate gray, very pretty and very sweet. She is a very good example of what a true Russian blue fur type should look like and I'm very grateful to have achieved this level of excellence in my breeding results.
Update: 11/03/10 Sparkles one remaining baby gave up his brave battle to survive today at 3:12pm. He was very tenacious and I've never seen such a will to live. I brought him back from death twice in the last 24 hours giving him mouth to mouth when formula went down into the lungs. He had the will to eat but then would get air bubbles and take it in the wrong way through his nose and down his lungs. The constant fluid on the lungs that I just couldn't keep from happening no matter how hard I tried, (used all the ideas in Debbie Ducummon's Health Care Book as well as the article on her web site.) He had learned to lick the formula instead of suck on it and I couldn't get him to wrap his mouth solidly around the end of the eye dropper once I read Debbie's suggestion.

So a combination of the formula in the lungs and the air bubbles in his stomach was just too much over and over again. I don't think I'll ever try to raise a baby from birth again. It is just too heart breaking to put all that time and effort into it and watch them go down hill slowly but surely despite your best efforts. My grief is over taking me...so ending this writeup...

Update: 11/02/10 Sparkle died on her birthday. She would have been a year old today. Days like today make me want to stop breeding. The constant grief and sorrow of strange unexpected events gets really hard to take after awhile.

Sparkle had an unexpected litter on 10/30/10 around 6am. She got rebred because I didn't know she was pregnant the first time until a couple days after she had her babies so the male was left in with her thinking she hadn't taken. So basically she had two litters in four weeks. I had just weaned her other babies and she gave birth again, totally surprising me. She was inside the igloo hut and the male was outside it but that wasn't unusual so I didn't think she was inside it with a litter until we went to change the cage, which we do on Thursday's. The previous Thursday she didn't even look pregnant that's why I didn't remove the male.

There were nine babies. Two were stillborn. She had a long and hard labor. She had what appeared to be a stroke. She loss some use of her rear legs. She rejected her babies. I tried to raise them. I aspirated six of the seven remaining babies in an attempt to feed them formula.

As of 11/02/10 there is one remaining baby. A boy. He is tenacious, but he has issues. There is either formula in his lungs or sinuses. And he may have air bubbles in the stomach and bowels as he tries to learn to lick the formula instead of suck on it, as I'm using an eye dropper to feed him. He has lost a lot of weight and seems uncomfortable.

I tried to decide last night if I should just put him to sleep, but he is eating and pooping and peeing normally. As long as his body doesn't give out (he appears to have a very strong heart) and he's willing to try then I'm willing to support his efforts even if he is uncomfortable. The problems he is having don't appear to be life threatening. If I can just get him to two weeks of age where he can open his eyes and see what he is doing I think his discomfort will improve and he can live a quality life.

His back leg is injured and he only has two of the normal five toes. I'm not sure if Sparkles nipped at them or how they got like that. I hope he can survive all the mistakes I'm making. I've been praying and leaving it in the hands of God for his survival. I've asked for divine guidance to steady my hands and give me patience.

Getting up every 2-3 hours has been taking it's toll on me. I'm a grump and a B _ _ _ H. I don't know how Mother's of new born children can stand it, lol.

I'm writing this in the afternoon of his four day. With Sparkle now gone he is the only thing left that she worked so hard to bring into this world and died for.

I'm afraid to name him or get attached to him because his chances of surviving until he can see are very slim.

As of 01/09/10 her health is excellent.


Pedigree Of RDPY Midnight Sparkles
D.o.B11/02/2009
SexDoe
BreedRussian Blue Self Dumbo


ParentsGrandparentsGreat GrandparentsGreat Great GrandparentsGreat Great Great GrandparentsGreat Great Great Great Grandparents
RDPY Sparkling Star
090525/M
Pearl Merle Rex Dumbo
RDPY Dancing Star
090521/M
Russian Blue Bareback/Dalmatian Dumbo
RH Starshine of RDPY
080055/M
Russian Silver Hooded Dumbo
SFR Novi of RH
Russian Blue Agouti Berkshire Teddy Rex Dumbo
SFR Demitri Mendeleev
Russian Blue Varigated, Rex
SFR Darwin
Russian Silver Irish
SFR Tap Tap
Black Variegated Rex Dumbo
RATL Dreamy Siamese
Seal Point Himalayan Dumbo
RRLM Mario
Black Self, Dumbo
RRLM Ivy
PEW, Dumbo
RH La Pallina
Russian Blue Berkshire Dumbo
DCR Empty Spaces
Russian Blue Berkshire, Dumbo
SFR Desperado
Russian Blue Berkshire
SFR Tequila Sunrise
Russian Blue Berkshire Dumbo
RH Vas de Loa
Pearl
RH Cotter Pin
Pearl Merle Self Dumbo
DCR Lilly of the Valley
Black Shadow
TTR Pearl Drops of RDPY
080049/F
Black Eyed White
TTR Dal-icious
Black Dalmatian
HSTR Templeton of TTR
Black Wedge Blaze Dalmatian
HSTR Dominick
Black Dalmatian
HSTR Bella-Nova
BEW
SFR Belly Dance of TTR
American Blue Self
SFR Under Covers
American Blue Self Dumbo
DCR Giselle of SFR
American Lilac Self
TTR Cookie Crisp
Russian Blue, BEW Mismarked
SFR Odeko
Russian Blue Agouti Berkshire
AMR The Groom
Russian Blue Agouti Variberk w/headspot Dumbo
SFR Bisou Bisou
Russian Dove Irish
CuRR Paris Hilton
BEW Half Masked Rex Dumbo
JM Spike
Black Berkshire Rex
EFK Crystal
Masked Russian Blue
RDPY Shimmering Blu Sparkles
090435/F
American Blue Dumbo Rex
RH Sterling's Loverboy of RDPY
080047/M
American Blue Teddy Rex Dumbo
RH Sterling
Platinum Berkshire
RH Billy Bleau
American Blue Berkshire Dumbo
RH Cotter Pin
Pearl Merle Self Dumbo
RH Zoom-Noodle
Topaz Berkshire Rex Dumbo
RH Divena Devore
American Blue Self
Keen Eddy of RH
American Blue Berkshire
SFR Dayna's Raffin of RH
Platinum Irish Dumbo
RATL Tujaque-Blauw of RH
American Blue Self Double Rex Dumbo
RATL BonGo
Black Berkshire Rex Dumbo
RRLM Frank
Russian Blue Double Rex
RRLM Jezebel
Blue Hooded Rex Dumbo
RATL Dot
Black Berkshire Rex Dumbo
RRLM Frank
Russian Blue Double Rex
RRLM Jezebel
Blue Hooded Rex Dumbo
JM/RH Sparkling Blu of RDPY
080749/F
American Blue Self Dumbo
JM Rufus
American Blue Self, Hairless Dumbo
TYR Camero of JM
Black Lightening Blazed Berkshire Dumbo
RH Oliver
Mink Based Platinum Self Dumbo
JM Skye
Russian Blue Self Dumbo
JM Karisma
Russian Blue Agouti Self Dumbo
JM Leo
Russian Blue Self Dumbo
RH Trixie
Russian Silver Self Rex Dumbo
SFR Kalamity Jayne of RH
American Blue Self
ShMR Snow on the Mountain
Russian Silver Point Siamese Dumbo
ShMR Beau Duke
American Blue Point Siamese Dumbo
ShMR Rebecca Lynn
Black Irish Dumbo
DCR/SFR Tragedy
Agouti Variberk
DCR Coal Chamber
Black Mock Masked
SFR Zoe Stay Here!
Blue Agouti Bareback Dumbo
RDPY Silver Blessings
090671/F
Russian Dove Berkshire Dumbo w/Blaze
RDPY Pooh
080755/M
Russian Blue Berkshire Dumbo w/Blaze
TTR Half Baked of RDPY
080052/M
Russian Blue Mock-Mask, Capped/Bareback Mismarked, Dumbo
SFR D.L. Hawkins
Russian Blue Agouti Possum Capped Dumbo
SFR Kinoko
Russian Blue Agouti Possum Capped Dumbo
AMR The Groom
Russian Blue Agouti Variberk w/headspot Dumbo
SFR Bisou Bisou
Russian Dove Irish
SFR Bisou Bisou
Russian Dove Irish
SFR Raphael The Raven
Silvered Black Lightning Blazed Berkshire Dumbo
SFR La Femme Nikita
Russian Silver Irish
CuRR Paris Hilton
BEW Half Masked Rex Dumbo
JM Spike
Black Berkshire Rex
TYR Cody
Beige Berkshire Rex Dumbo
JM Clover
EFK Crystal
Masked Russian Blue
EFK Freckles
Black Dalmatian Dumbo
Noel
Russian Blue Variberk
TTR Abba Zabba of RDPY
080050/F
Russian Blue, Mock Masked, Capped/Bareback Mismarked
TTR Dal-icious
Black Dalmatian
HSTR Templeton of TTR
Black Wedge Blaze Dalmatian
HSTR Dominick
Black Dalmatian
HSTR Bella-Nova
BEW
SFR Belly Dance of TTR
American Blue Self
SFR Under Covers
American Blue Self Dumbo
DCR Giselle of SFR
American Lilac Self
TTR Cookie Crisp
Russian Blue, BEW Mismarked
SFR Odeko
Russian Blue Agouti Berkshire
AMR The Groom
Russian Blue Agouti Variberk w/headspot Dumbo
SFR Bisou Bisou
Russian Dove Irish
CuRR Paris Hilton
BEW Half Masked Rex Dumbo
JM Spike
Black Berkshire Rex
EFK Crystal
Masked Russian Blue
RDPY Pooh's Lil Blessing
090167/F
Russian Blue Berkshire Dumbo w/Blaze
RDPY Pooh
080755/M
Russian Blue Berkshire Dumbo w/Blaze
TTR Half Baked of RDPY
080052/M
Russian Blue Mock-Mask, Capped/Bareback Mismarked, Dumbo
SFR D.L. Hawkins
Russian Blue Agouti Possum Capped Dumbo
SFR Kinoko
Russian Blue Agouti Possum Capped Dumbo
SFR Bisou Bisou
Russian Dove Irish
CuRR Paris Hilton
BEW Half Masked Rex Dumbo
JM Spike
Black Berkshire Rex
EFK Crystal
Masked Russian Blue
TTR Abba Zabba of RDPY
080050/F
Russian Blue, Mock Masked, Capped/Bareback Mismarked
TTR Dal-icious
Black Dalmatian
HSTR Templeton of TTR
Black Wedge Blaze Dalmatian
SFR Belly Dance of TTR
American Blue Self
TTR Cookie Crisp
Russian Blue, BEW Mismarked
SFR Odeko
Russian Blue Agouti Berkshire
CuRR Paris Hilton
BEW Half Masked Rex Dumbo
RDPY Roo
080756/F
Russian Blue Dalmatian Dumbo
TTR Half Baked of RDPY
080052/M
Russian Blue Mock-Mask, Capped/Bareback Mismarked, Dumbo
SFR D.L. Hawkins
Russian Blue Agouti Possum Capped Dumbo
SFR Kinoko
Russian Blue Agouti Possum Capped Dumbo
SFR Bisou Bisou
Russian Dove Irish
CuRR Paris Hilton
BEW Half Masked Rex Dumbo
JM Spike
Black Berkshire Rex
EFK Crystal
Masked Russian Blue
TTR Abba Zabba of RDPY
080050/F
Russian Blue, Mock Masked, Capped/Bareback Mismarked
TTR Dal-icious
Black Dalmatian
HSTR Templeton of TTR
Black Wedge Blaze Dalmatian
SFR Belly Dance of TTR
American Blue Self
TTR Cookie Crisp
Russian Blue, BEW Mismarked
SFR Odeko
Russian Blue Agouti Berkshire
CuRR Paris Hilton
BEW Half Masked Rex Dumbo


Midnight's baby picture! She is three weeks old in this picture!
Midnight's baby picture. She is three weeks old in this picture!


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