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  1. Only named one of mine, she's called Velin Valkyrie.
  2. I just grabbed one from the cave - stared at it in confusion for a second or two before clicking as I didn't even instantly recognise the description so I was very surprised and pleased to actually get it! This is the first time I've even seen one in there, though.
  3. Whee, got all of the eggs now - can't wait to see what (if anything) happens. I do hope we get to keep them, they're so pretty.
  4. Hooray, just got the swan egg!
  5. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Oh my gosh, these adults are all so stunning! Love the female Hellfires... And the wings on the Nebulas! I still need to get a Sunsong as those look amazing too, it's the only one I haven't got (but I did manage to get three Hellfires so far so I can't really complain...)
  6. Up to 13 now. Still no swan here yet, though - I really want that one.
  7. Got nine now... I'm still not really sure how this works, but these eggs are gorgeous!
  8. Got 8 so far... Very curious about this event!
  9. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Aw, a couple of my new eggs got soft shell. Now fogged, will have to keep an eye on the others.
  10. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Yey, ditched my spare Nebula and picked up a second Hellfire. Awesome. Happily locked now.
  11. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Oops, picked up a second Nebula by mistake...
  12. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Whee, I'm unlocked! Time to hunt for that last new egg...
  13. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Ooh, hadn't seen that - and it says Nebula will be common, too.
  14. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    The fells and speckly ones seem rarer than the other two?
  15. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    I based my clicking on the shape of the text descriptions - faster than reading! I knew that the fells have just one word on the second line so went for anything that had that without checking the description. The first two eggs I got were just ones I clicked as fast as I could, though. It only became really difficult when I started going for something specific.
  16. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    It was so difficult to stop myself from reflex clicking every time I refreshed... I spasm-clicked on a second Nebula but luckily someone else had snagged it. I'm locked now, waiting for my failed vamp bite to stop taking up space...
  17. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    I wish I knew what adult fells look like - still, it'll be exciting to wait and see. I love the hatchie.
  18. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Good luck everyone trying for eggs in this drop!
  19. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    I've definitely seen more than three on the 5-minute drops - when I caught my fell I saw three (no fells), refreshed and then there were two more eggs sat there. I guess 6-ish is about right, then.
  20. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Yeah, a couple of refreshes and the 5 minute ones are gone, from what I've seen.
  21. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    Ah, just snagged a fell fire! I'm so happy, I've missed so many this morning already and that's the one I really wanted. Just got to get the sunlight one and I'll have my four.
  22. innerchorus

    04/01/10 - MAYHEM

    I got one with radiance and one with speckles. Going to try for one of the others later, really curious about what the fell fire one will look like. Exciting!
  23. Sounds good to me, aside from lab blocks - not commonly used in the UK; a lot of rat owners/breeders formulate their own food mixes as lab blocks don't really provide the variety/stimulation that a home-made diet can (not to mention you can tailor your own mix to best suit individual rats or certain life stages). In the UK the Shunamite Diet is popular as are mixes based on similar principles featuring straights instead of a base of rabbit food. I think Suebee's is the US equivalent? I'm sure the lab blocks will provide the right nutrition, so it's probably down to personal preference. Always good to supplement with fresh food, though, as long as you're aware of the foods that rats cannot have. (I have a list bookmarked somewhere if you need it.)
  24. Rats are fantastic pets! I tend to educate (and if that doesn't work, ignore) anyone who holds the common misconceptions about rats. Hopefully some of the people who meet yours once you have them will change their opinion. As far as advice goes, make sure to get them a good-sized cage (if you do a Google search for "rat cage calculator" you will be able to check whether the dimensions of your chosen cage allow enough space per rat) and ensure that it's one they can climb. Plastic tubs and aquariums are not suitable cages for rats, because they don't allow them enough height to climb and can contribute to respiratory problems due to poor ventilation. In the UK, aquariums are almost never used and I wouldn't use one for my rats even with a wire tank topper, but I do know this is more common in other countries. Do you know where you'll be getting them from yet? I would strongly advise going to either a reputable breeder or finding a good rescue near you. Both will be able to offer you support and advice and if you really want baby rats a lot of litters are born into rescues so it's worth not ruling them out. The vast majority of pet shops are supplied by rodent mills (large-scale small animal breeding operations) or backyard breeders. Good luck with your rats, when you get them!