Feeling the heat
With the heat of the summer arriving, Ronnie and Derek inevitably started to feel extra warm for the first time.
As the inside of their house is probably too hot, one of them (usually Derek) has often been sleeping elsewhere in the cage.
Although rats don’t benefit from fans in the same way as humans (as they don’t sweat), Ronnie and Derek appreciated the cooling effect of a fan which had an ice pack attached to it and was blowing on their cage.
They’ve also been given some ice cubes to eat, and an old jam jar with cool water and ice was put in their cage. Supervised explorations in the garden is another thing they’ve appreciated.
See a video of them reacting to the fan, as well as other photos of them coping with the heat, below.
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