November 28, 2004 - After hours of play time in the
cage, on (and
inside) the couch, and on me, today I
decided to show my two ratty pals my dinner table. This was also a great
oppertunity to take some more pictures, and you can clearly see how much
they've already grown again.
Afterwards I treated the boys to a hard boiled egg. At
first I made the mistake to put the whole egg inside the cage, hoping they
would peel the egg (I read
about this on numorous websites). Of course my boys immediately started
a fight (nothing too serious, but still), apparently unwilling to share. So
I then cut the egg in two and gave them both one half. Two minutes later
they were sitting together inside one of the tubes, sharing one of the
halves, while the other half lay abandoned. :-? When it comes
to socialized behaviour, it would seem I still have a lot to learn.
(Later on it came to me that I should've given them the
egg on neutral ground outside the cage. However, when I did just this,
Chester dragged the egg inside the cage
himself. But this time he did share the egg without putting up a
And what does a respectable rat do after dinner? Have a
quick wrestle in the litter box with his best acquaintance, of course!