Wisher is a siamese dumbo.
Wisher is one of 8 baby boys I took on from a member of the public who had been sold two rats by a pet shop which she thought were boys, and had popped in with her resident boy as friends.
They turned out to be female, and two litters were born. Originally, I said I could only take 4 of the babies, but when I arrived, all 8 were loaded into my carrier! In fact, I had no idea how many I had until I got into the car and counted them up.
The owner had told me there were originally 9 babies, but one had 'gone missing' during a free range, and was presumed to be roaming the house somewhere, but to the best of my knowledge, he was never found :(
So, as well as Wisher, I took Trilby, Wiggles, The Comedian, Pagliacci, Nikita, Captain Morgan and Captain Metropolis.
Wisher was what I called my 'golden boy' out of this group. With groups of babies, you can see a wide range of different personalities within individuals, once you get to know them. There is often one pushy one, one quiet shy one, one cuddly one, and so on. Wisher was my cuddler!
On their first free range here, he decided to sleep it out in my bra, while the other boys all huddled nervously in their box, not daring venture out.
Wisher is still very young, and as he has begun to reach his teens, he is becoming more independant and less clingy. However, I think that once he reaches adulthood, he is going to be a real couch potato!
Why Wisher? I wanted this boy to have a whimsical, sweet name to match his personality. A friend of mine had a rat called Wisher, and I'd always loved the name, so asked if I could use it for my boy.