Ronnie and Derek have a tight regime when it comes to cucumbers, as evidenced by Derek in this video. He’ll only accept the juiciest bits of cucumber at first, leaving the skin of the cucumber to eat later on, a bit like a child not eating the crusts of a sandwich!
Watch Ronnie and Derek try and make the best of a crust from a baguette which I threw in their cage. They weren’t allowed more than a small nibble though as they want to retain their ‘slender’ physiques, but were very reluctant to let it go!
Ronnie and Derek always enjoy eating leftover food – in this case, some fine beans and carrot, which they fished out of their little buckets. Look out for some bonus footage of Derek grooming in the video!
Like any rat, Ronnie and Derek appreciate soft blankets or clothing and delve into folded parts which have the benefit of being dark as well as soft! Here they are diving in and out of a fleece blanket which was on the sofa.
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