Presenting: RDPY Sassafras

RDPY Sassy, a darling agouti dumbo eared rattie


Born On Description Personality/Temperament Health/Illnesses
05/19/06 Agouti Mismarked Hooded
Standard Coat Dumbo Ears
My sweet little Sassy girl is a doll of a rattie. Just look at this picture. It looks as if she is saying, "Am I doing this right? Are you sure?" She is all eyes and has that look like she is seeking approval from me. She genuinely likes me and keeps checking in from exploring to hop on my shoulder and say "Hi" before she leaves to explore something else. She reminds me a lot of my dearly departed rattie Sweetheart. Though no one has yet to replace Sweetheart, Sassy does pull at my heart strings.

Update: 07/30/08 I found Sassy dead today. This a G rated web site so I don't want to be too scriptic, but at the same time I want people to be able to learn valuable information from visiting my web site also.

Ultimately in my opinion, Sassy died of old age, being she was over two years old which is the average lifespan, but I wanted to discuss these mammary tumors. Some can be slow growing others fast growing. Sassy's was very slow growing.

These tumors get a blood supply to them but they don't have any nerve endings so the ratties can't feel this area. You could pinch them on the tumor area and they won't feel it, therefore as the tumor grew, as gross as this sounds, it appears one of her cage mates decided to chew or eat some of it, she never knew they were doing it. There was a hole in the center of it.

Anyway, I examined her when I found her and tore the tumor apart to learn more about it. It was full of hard fatty cartilage type polyps. I only found one small blood vessel near the outside of it. The whole mass was cartilage and tissue.

I will miss Sassy as she had a very nice temperament and was pleasant to be around. She never let that tumor stand in her way or stop her from getting around. Upon death the tumor was about four inches in diameter, yet she was still climbing and dragging it everywhere without a second thought. She was an inspiration to me with her ability to overcome a hindrance and still live a quality life. Rest in peace sweet rattie friend.

Update:01/31/08 Sassy has a mammary tumor under her right front leg. It is not slowing her down any or hindering her. She is too old to have it removed and these late onset tumors are very common in female ratties. She will probably die of old age before the tumor hinders her, still I feel bad for her because she is one of the sweetest ratties I've ever known and I want her life to be as comfortable as possible.
Update: Sassy had sixteen babies on February 28, 2007. All are healthy and doing great!

As of 10/23/06 her health has been excellent.

Pedigree Of: RDPY Sassafras
D.o.B05/19/2006
SexDoe
BreedAgouti Mismarked Hooded Dumbo
ParentsGrandparentsGreat GrandparentsGreat Great GrandparentsGreat Great Great GrandparentsGreat Great Great Great Grandparents
RH Cinnamon Doodle of RDPY
050401/M
Cinnamon Berkshire, w/Headspot, Standard Coat, Dumbo Ear
RH Lord de Aeck
Cinnamon Self, Rex, Dumbo
RH Lapis-Lion
Blue Self, Rex, Dumbo
RVR Blu-Jin of RH
American Blue Agouti Self Dumbo
MRC Agouti Guy
Agouti Self Dumbo
MRC Joey
Agouti Berkshire Dumbo
MRC So Naughty
American Blue Self Double Rex
RH Feiona
Platinum Self Double Rex Dumbo
RH Myles
Champagne Self
RH Claudia
Pearl Self Rex
RH Mercy
Lilac Broken Hooded, Rex, Standard Ear
RH Adama
Lilac Irish Dumbo
RH Morris
Lilac Hooded Dumbo
RH Mears
Pearl Merle Self Dumbo
RH Brianna
Platinum Irish Rex
RH Myles
Champagne Self
RH Claudia
Pearl Self Rex
RH Baby-Jin
Agouti Self Dumbo
RVR Blu-Jin of RH
American Blue Agouti Self Dumbo
MRC Agouti Guy
Agouti Self Dumbo
MRC Joey
Agouti Berkshire Dumbo
MRC So Naughty
American Blue Self Double Rex
RH Feiona
Platinum Self Double Rex Dumbo
RH Myles
Champagne Self
RH Claudia
Pearl Self Rex
DCR Baby Kahlua of SFR
Beige Dumbo
HSH Silver Skye of DCR
Platinum Berkshire Dumbo
Unknown
Unknown
DCR Kahlua N' Cream
Beige
TTR Indigo
American Blue Smoke Self
Molly of DCR
RH Zip-Doodle
Odd-Eye, Chincilla, Dumbo
RH Hogart
Odd-Eye Beige, Variberk, Rex, Dumbo
Darrow of RH
American Blue, Patchwork Hairless, Dumbo
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
Valentine of RH
Double Odd-Eye, Mink Variberk, Standard Ear
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
RH Zap-Noodle
Cinnamon Pearl, Berkshire, Standard Ear
RVR Blu-Jin of RH
American Blue Agouti Self Dumbo
MRC Agouti Guy
Agouti Self Dumbo
MRC Joey
Agouti Berkshire Dumbo
MRC So Naughty
American Blue Self Double Rex
RH Feiona
Platinum Self Double Rex Dumbo
RH Myles
Champagne Self
RH Claudia
Pearl Self Rex
Pyper of RH
American Blue, Split Capped, Standard Ear
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
RDPY Wheatbury's Fawn
060074/F
Fawn Hooded, Standard Coat, Carries Dumbo
RDPY Wheatbury
050217/M
Fawn Hooded, Standard Coat, Carries Dumbo
RHR Rustoleum of RDPY
04RHR0057/04M
Fawn Self, Rex, Dumbo
DAK Lex
040159/M
Fawn Rex Dumbo
RHR Wrigley
Agouti Berkshire Rex, Dumbo
HMS Cinna-Bon
Honey Cinnamon Berkshire
SFR Camo-Flage
Agouti Berkshire Rex
DAK Millie
Beige Dumbo
Johnny DAK
Fawn Double Rex
DAK Jane
Beige Dumbo
RHR Pharoa
040156/F
RHR Lord Fae
Beige Berkshire
HSH Valentino
Blue Dumbo
RRT Sprite
Agouti Berkshire
SFR Camo-Flage
Agouti Berkshire Rex
TRR Ginseng
Seal Point Himalyan, Rex, Dumbo
SFR Mahgian
030370/F
Agouti Berkshire Dumbo
RDPY Creampuff
050042/F
Beige, Mismarked Bareback, Standard Coat, Standard Ear
Boo Boo of RDPY
040139/M
Black Berkshire With Headspot, Standard Coat, Standard Ear
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
RDPY Marshmellow
040250/F
Beige, Standard Coat, Standard Ear, Bareback, Mismarked
Tanner of RDPY
040138/M
Beige, Berkshire, Mismarked, Standard Coat, Standard Ear
Unknown
Unknown
Camie of RDPY
040137/F
Beige, Berkshire, Mismarked Blaze, Standard Coat, Standard Ear
Unknown
Unknown
RDPY Lil' Special One
050229/F
Beige Hooded, Rex, (Carries Dumbo)
CRH Charcoal of RDPY
050027/M
Black English Irish, Rex, (Carries Dumbo)
Lil' Guy of CRH
Lilac, Standard Coat Dumbo
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
MAD Lickorish of RDPY
040256/F
Black Berkshire, Rex Dumbo Carrier
SFR Cerberus
Black Veriberk Dumbo
RMG Sieko
Black Variegated Dumbo
MR Kiera
Black Berkshire Dumbo
SFR Puff Cloud
Blue Irish Rex
Trenier Poppet
Powder Blue, Variegated Rex
SFR Moonshine
American Blue Self
RDPY Hurley
050034/F
Agouti Perfect Self, 1/2 Wild Norwegian Rat
RDPY Sundae
040251/M
Beige, Bareback, Standard Coat, Standard Ear
Tanner of RDPY
040138/M
Beige, Berkshire, Mismarked, Standard Coat, Standard Ear
Unknown
Unknown
Camie of RDPY
040137/F
Beige, Berkshire, Mismarked Blaze, Standard Coat, Standard Ear
Unknown
Unknown
Hurkie of RDPY
040140/F
Full Blooded Wild Norwegian, Agouti Self
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
UnknownUnknown
Unknown
Last Updated On: 10/23/06

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