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Feeling the heat

Feeling the heat

With the heat of the summer arriving, Ronnie and Derek inevitably started to feel extra warm for the first time.

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.

See a video of them reacting to the fan, below. Read more about them coping with the heat, including photos, here.

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Human fighting

Human fighting

 
Ronnie and Derek enjoying play-fighting with each other (more info here), but have recently started to often roll on their backs in the cage when I go to pick them up, so I can ‘groom’ them in the way they groom each other while fighting. Watch a video of this below.

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New bedding

New bedding

 
Every few days I leave a few pieces of card – from packaging or toilet roll tubes – outside Ronnie and Derek’s house because they like using it for bedding.

Watch Derek pulling the card, piece by piece, into their house! He also starts nibbling one of the pieces – presumably he felt it needed downsizing slightly.

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Mint plant

Mint plant

 
Rats enjoy eating herbs and I bought a mint plant which Ronnie and Derek were interested to explore. Ronnie ate some mint but wasn’t very impressed, but Derek loves it and had a good time searching through the leaves and picking some to eat. Watch the video below!

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