Saturday, 23 March 2013

Mini Kong & Hammock Pants

About a month ago we went to Pets at Home to pick up supplies to keep Tara in biscuits for another couple of months and I spotted this:

After we spent a small fortune on random toys for Tara, all of which she promptly destroyed, I invested in an Extreme Kong for her. She loves it and almost a year on I've bought her a second one because aside from a few tooth marks the first is still like new.

So when I saw a little mini version with a sign next to it I thought 'my girls have to have that'.

It's tiny, about the length of my finger. I managed to break up a mini dog biscuit into three and it just about fit in. I gave it to the girls to play with on the sofa and left the packet on the table. You can guess what they wanted to play with!

Luckily on round two they showed a little more interest in it.

Speaking of the girlie!rats, I ran out of hammocks made out of old jeans at the beginning of the month (after they managed to rip it in two and dragged it down to make a nest at the bottom of the cage), so I made them a hammock out of a pair of Mr Click's old (but clean) boxers. Most popular hammock ever!

Excuse the out of focusness, the camera was overwhelmed with cute!
Our little lady rats are starting to get a bit old and have started to slow down a bit now. Both Carol and Holly have lumps now; Carol has two. We've made the difficult decision not to have them removed because of the two rats I've had develop lumps, neither have survived the operation. We're keeping an eye on things and if it comes to it, we'll make the ultimate decision.

In the meanwhile, they're happy and cuddly and hopefully will figure out what they're supposed to do with the mini Kong in the next few days!


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    1. Thank you, I'm a bit biased, but they are lovely. ;-)

  2. I'm so glad you shared pictures of your rats. They are so cute. I have 4 rats right now. This month has been a hard one for me, I lost two of my little ratties. Ares was 3 1/2 years old and had a long happy life while Fang was 2 years old and had some breathing problems that the antibiotics just couldn't help.

    It's not easy seeing them get older and slow down but they give us so much love and affection while they are here.

    1. I saw on your blog that you had lost your sweet Ares.

      They make such wonderful pets, but it's so hard when they start getting older and slower. Holly and Carol both have lumps but while they're still happy, I'm happy.


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