Alt.Sexing: The Balls Just Aren't Dropping!
Well, there is a way and my mom won't approve of it. So in advance I say: "Sorry mom. The stuff below is not PG. There are pictures of rat penises below." And for the rest of you, if you don't want to see a bare naked rat penis or an exposed rat vaginal opening, don't scroll down and don't let your children scroll down because I don't want to hear about it.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, I need to make sure there's plenty of space between said disclaimer and the questionable photos. Here goes:
OK, that should about do it.
Here's the sure way to tell: Hold said rat so you can see their cute little belly. Place your index finger above the sheath and place your thumb on the right of the sheath (unless you're left-handed, in which case, flop sides). With your index finger, push upward a bit (toward their head) and with your thumb push rightward a bit (unless you're left-handed, then leftward for you). The sheath should open up or reveal something below:
tip: When navigating through the RatTails,
clicking on the image that looks like the image above
will take you back to this table of contents!
Disclaimer: There are many non-sarcastic accounts and tips on the web regarding rat care. This is not
one of them. These are merely accounts of our experiences with rats, our perceptions of these experiences, where we've failed
and where we've succeeded. These accounts are here for two purposes: