|My other choice of rat - the one at the front|
I brought her home with a new cage in case she didn't get along with Diamond and Tyrael, but I didn't need to worry - they weren't aggressive to her at all, and she ran around the cage exploring and eating her little heart out from my home made food hopper - yep, using those McManus cubes!
Diamond and Tyrael are 4 months now, and the size difference between them is amazing - they look like giants compared to Elsa! But after one night at her new home, her little belly was full of food and I don't doubt she will grow quickly.
The toilet training is NOT going well. I tried keeping a litter tray of material different to their other stuff, but they seem to enjoy digging in it and tipping it out more than using it! Perhaps what I should do is keep a litter tray that has litter in it, and everywhere else have NO litter. I have been lazy with litter training lately, so I might have to start doing it again.
I ended up buying the McManus cubes and the rats think they're great - the one drawback is that the lot is infested with moths and their larvae so I keep having moths flying around in the bathroom, and inside the food bag. I might have to look at it next time before I buy it, but it's lasting a while. Like my little food hopper? I got the idea from google - it's a great way to put the cubes so that the rats don't take them all and hide it all over the cage. I spent a couple of hours weaving some wire into a lid for it so the rats didn't get in from the top, and its all going rather well!