Our Christmas visitors have gone home today – they were pleased to be back with their Mum, I think, though it was a little hard to tell. Over the course of the ten days they spent with us I managed to pick up and cuddle (briefly) all of them except Loki, who reminded me of our spitting furry ball of hatred, Luther, though about three times the size. He was most unhappy about being picked up this afternoon and being put in a carrier, and was still sulking almost an hour later when reunited with his Mum. The others co-operatively got out of the carriers and checked out their cage, and Loki remained in the bottom of the carrier, fuming. He was not a happy boy. Hopefully he’s settled down again now.
So there was a lot of cleaning to do when we got home, not least because we wanted to move the Wing Dings into the big cage (though still separate from our four). After some discussion we decided to move our four into the bottom half of the cage and the WingDings into the top, mainly because the attachments for the wheel are fixed to to the top half and I really wanted the WingDings to have the wheel.
It also means we’ve been able to dismantle the Furet and make a bit more space in the rat room. We won’t be getting any more rats for some time, so we don’t really need the extra cage taking up space.
The WingDings seemed very pleased with their upgrade, and did a lot of exploring – and eventually they all seemed to get the hang of the wheel. Our four were a bit less impressed, and Coffee Girl went for a good old sulk at the back of the cage. They’ve actually got more furniture than they had in the old setup, and I’m sure they’ll be ok eventually.