Mookies looks, um, lonely?
Well, he came yesterday. He used to live with his male littermates. He's 7 weeks old. He's here with me now. Currently he's awake, in his cage, cleaning himself. But sometimes i look in and he's just sitting or laying there, looking out into space it seems. Is he depressed or lonely? I'm not allowed to have another rat, not Not NOT. My boyfriend has drawn the line, and frankly if we want to move out of his dad's house and into our own place, we need things that don't take up space. Even if they'd still be in the same cage (it's big), grumble grumble lol. Anyways. Is Mookie bummed out? or just settling in? tomorrow (it's late here right now) i'm making him a stuffed sock rat friend. I can't find any suitable sized stuffed things here. There aren't many anyways because of my allergies (to everything). Will this effort help? it's a black fleece ski sock. i'll make ears and a nose on it. i'll figure out feet tomorrow. he's dark grey/faded black so maybe he'll relate to it? i keep him on my shoulder or in my sleeve a lot during the day, but eventually i get pood or peed on, so i try to keep it under 30 mins. but he just curls up and time flies, today it was an hour before i said okay, back in cage. but really, i have not much else to do but spend time with him (and the others of course). Any suggestions?
"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." - Amy Tan