A new game

A few weeks ago our friend H gave me a foil tray for growing indoor grass for pets. She’d got some for her cats as they’re indoor cats and thought the rats might like one too, so since then it’s been sitting on the kitchen windowsill being watered occasionally and growing to a good length. Tonight we decided to try it out at playtime – I hid a few treats in the grass to give them something to look for, and we put the try in a shallow box in case they decided to dig into it and scatter growing medium all over the place.

The boys went first and were not very interested, really. They had a bit of a look but failed to find the treats and had to be given them directly.

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Lias, after being handed a treat

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Drumknott eating his treat while camouflaged

Cosmo and the girls were a lot more into the whole thing and got in and out of the box for several minutes. I think Dimity and Keepsake got most of the treats between them.

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Cosmo proved his lack of intelligence by standing right in front of a treat and failing to spot it.

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“It’s right in front of you, Cosmo.”

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“What? What is?”

So on balance a bigger hit with the girls and I think we’ll try them with the box again, either with the grass or with something else to explore.

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One Response to A new game

  1. ramblingratz says:

    It looks like fun. I have always found the girls to be “quicker” than the boys, in more ways than one 😉

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