Today I am going to talk about my rats today. We have 4 rats and I love them so much! They are called Smarties, Snickers, Skittles and Pita. Pita is the only rat who’s from a different nest and while she is half a week younger than the other rats, she actually is the biggest rat. Smarties and Snickers look pretty much alike on pictures and it’s difficult to determine who is who. Snickers is slightly bigger and has a broader face and Smarties has a white stripe on her belly. In behavior they are really different though.
Their cage get’s cleaned every 3 to 4 days. They always love exploring their new cage. As rats get bored soon, I change the interior of the cage every time. We have some bought toys/ sleeping places and hammocks for them, but most of the hammocks are handmade by my mom. Their favourite sleeping place is something called the Sputnik, I’ll share a picture of it later on. I also sometimes construct buildings from old tissues boxes or empty food boxes to create a nice playground for them.
And this here is Skittles, she is really skittish, fast and active. She is a siamese rat, I love her colouring. She has a teary left eye for around a half year now, probably due to stress, the poor thing. On this picture you only see her good eye.
And this is Snickers in the Sputnik. Snickers likes to bite me sometimes, not hard, just a nip to get my attention. We have this theory that she does this to get some attention or get petted. But it can be really annoying. She is one of the most beautifull rats in my opinion and she looks so cute when sleeping.
And Snickers again, with Pita on the background. Pita is lying underneath a half Sputnik. The first Sputnik we bought for them got broken once, so now we use one half like this and the other half sometimes stands on the bottom of their cage.
Do you have any pets? What kind? How Many? And what are their names?