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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(Starring in the video is Ronnie.)
Leaving a ‘cheesy ball’ potato snack on top of Ronnie and Derek’s cage is one way to keep them occupied, although not often as they’re not exactly nutritious!
Watch the videos below to watch them in action – the first one is the ‘fisticuff’ highlights and the second one has more of the action.
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!
Derek’s previously ejected a wooden tomato toy from their house (see post here) and has now taken to ejecting their soft toy elephant!
Watch the video below.