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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Ronnie’s been caught on camera stealing from Derek – see video below.
It’s the usual routine – Derek goes to the side of their house with a couple of rat nuggets, then Ronnie spots him, goes up on top of the house and launches an air assault by stealing one of the nuggets Derek has. Usually there’s a bit of protestive squeaking from Derek but he was quiet this time.
I suspect Derek takes two nuggets because he knows Ronnie’s likely to steal one. It’s a mystery though why Derek always goes down the side of the house when he must realise Ronnie will be a thief – but perhaps it’s more of a mystery why Ronnie has to steal from Derek in the first place when they both have easy access to the nuggets!