remind me never to give a rat a bath again..

Lars is on a diet. Strangely enough I just made a brilliant typo and wrote “Lard”.

But yes, the vet weighed him in at 800g minimum. Which is.. as she said, very fat. So no treats, except rice crispies and more veg in his diet to fill him up. I’m also considering changing their pets at home rat nuggets to something with lower protein levels (16% to 14%). He won’t be allowed back into his cage during play time and I have more toys to hopefully keep him moving. The bonus is that Choco loves the feathers on a stick cat toy.

And it’s so strange not filling up the food bowl but hand feeding instead, I feel like I’m starving the little bugger :/

I have a rat question. I have two boys, they are absolutely fine inside the cage but outside they fight. One is territorial while the other chases him as if he wants to play. But it just winds him up and they fight.

Apart from hormones all I can think of is that there in another male rat that shares play room but isn’t in their group.

I just wish they would get on like they do when they cuddle up together at night.

It’s a shame because they’re both lovely boys but as bad as each other at play time.

I found Lars sleeping like this…

I found Lars sleeping like this…

Lars loves his new hammock :)

Lars loves his new hammock :)

I forgot Sprocket was in my jeans :s

I forgot Sprocket was in my jeans :s

Squishy

Squishy

What is it with rats and sleeping in the litter tray?

What is it with rats and sleeping in the litter tray?

Clean cage for the boys, and new nibbles to try!

Clean cage for the boys, and new nibbles to try!

i got one of these for sprocket today and he loves it, put on it’s side on the bed and it’s his man cave.. because you know, it’s a man bag obviously. and um very manly.

Sprocket rat getting cuddles :)

(Source: youtube.com)

worried my ratties are suffering in the heat.. but those chin chiller slabs are £15 each :/

hmmm. and they don’t particularly like water :/

Ill miss you very much Mr Rum Doodle, you had the very best life<3

just gave choco his first bath, i think he hates me now more than he already did. i gave him a treat but lars ate it while choco was drying off :(

and now lars is hiding, i think he knows its his turn next

om nom nom