My little cutey looks similar but the vet told me that it's not always that rats get fat because of too much or false food. They can also get adiposity by genetic reasons or genetic reasons may be supporting for adiposity.
The vet also told me that it's important for adiposital rats to watch careful for their weight because loosing too much of it at higher age can cause sudden organic failure exspecially for liver and kidney so as long as he is fit cuddle him but just be careful when he gets older
By the way, he is a really super cute guy. I love his cheeky expression and his back feet looking like he starts paddeling soon like in a tabby dance oder something
I think the same ^^ Fat rats are so adorable *_* and it's hard too control what my rats eat becouse my granmother feed them with potatoes, rice and so when I don't look ;x And they themselves steal food from table!
My girls also try to steal my food I end up feeding them a lot of "junk" foods because of it. Fortunately my girls get a lot of exercise and haven't put on any weight. You should give Jeffin some cooked pasta - rats absolutely love it and I hear that it's good for them too!
haha!!! what a fatty!!! cute... my big daddy-o Sebastian will lie on his back like that. either for tummy pets or sleeping. it's so cute. I watched him lie down in a ball once, and then he just flopped over so he was lying on his back like that. I can't tell what color this fella is from the picture. is he a white rat or just a light (possibly gold spectrum) colored rat?