My rat Panda passed about a week ago...I got home from a friend's house and the air conditioner apparently hadn't been working, and she over heated. I rushed her to a vet, and they did all they could, but she didn't make it. Her cage mate Sphynx is now depressed. I left for a few days, with her in the care of my mother, and when I got back she was terribly skinny. She still is. She's eating and I'm feeding her fattening foods, but I'm getting really worried. Panda had a littler of babies about 4 1/2 weeks before she died, so Sphynx has 6 little girls as companions in there with her, but that doesn't seem to help her any. She moves really slowly, sometimes not at all, and this rat used to NEVER stop moving. She's also a little jumpy. I've been giving her extra attention, and earlier when I reached in the cage to get her, and she bit me. In the year and a half that I've had her, she's never even made a move to bite me...food on my fingers, whatever the issue, she's NEVER bitten me.
Any advice on how to cheer her up?