Flash can tell time!
I made a startling discovery tonight. Flash can tell time!
Ok, not completely, but he knows that when his play time is over at night, he gets a carrot as a treat to lure him into his cage for bed time. And I just tonight noticed that he seems to start actively begging for the carrot at right around 11 PM every evening. I've actually noticed him starting to beg around that time a few times recently, but I didn't realize the pattern was so exact until tonight.
Somehow, he knows when it's 11 PM. I'm fairly certain I've never seen him beg before that time.
The oddest part is that my schedule isn't that consistent. It's not like carrot time is the same time every night, and it's usually not that early. Since I usually stay up until midnight or later, his 11 o'clock begging is actually about an hour earlier than he ever actually gets the carrot.
I just think it's weird that he's so consistent and knows to start begging at the same time every night, despite varying meal and sleeping times due to my inconsistent schedule.