I have posted about Scabbers before, he is the sole non-human mammal at the Museum and he relishes this privileged status. He is extremely well connected - he is a big favorite of the President of the Museum! So we have to be sure to treat him well. He generally is referred to these days as 'His Majesty' - you think I'm joking! He has also had his fifteen minutes of fame doing a TV segment with one of my colleagues. You will have to excuse the squealy presenter!
I had always known that rats were considered to be very intelligent so I try and give Scabbers new 'toys' to provide variety to his days. The great thing with rats is these items do not need to be fancy or expensive. One big favorite is his little tube.
He sees this as the perfect spot for a snooze and I haven't the heart to point out that his rather ample derriere is not actually in the tube at all! The temptation to pinch his bottom is hard to resist but he looks so peaceful.
Today was a bonanza day, I received a package which contained lots of shredded cardboard and Scabbers took ownership as soon as I had removed the contents!
Lots of fun playing peek-a-boo!
Plenty of burrowing about
Time to stop for a quick wash and brush-up.
He is a great ambassador for winning people around to the appeal of rats
He has certainly got the whole 'cute' thing down pat!
He spent a very busy afternoon enjoying his new toy and now he is fast asleep :) What a tough life he has!
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