Thanks for the kind messages from those who replied to my post about
Xander passing away (Rat passed away? Help needed). I just thought I'd
let you know how Giles, Xander's brother is doing. We took him to the
vets, who checked him out and it seems he's doing very well with very
clear lungs at the moment. We also went to the pet shop yesterday and
ended up getting not two (as we intended) baby boy ratties, but three!
Well, we couldn't leave one by himself :) So Giles now has three new
friends, Frasier, Niles, and Eddie. He's only met them outside cages
at the moment, as we're introducing them gradually, but they seem to
be getting on very well, and Giles seems to have perked up quite a lot
- he didn't want to go back in his cage at all earlier! I've taken
some pictures of the new fellows btw, which I might put those up at
some point if anyone's interested.
Incidentally, if anyone has any relevant experience or tips on
introducing young rats to older ones, I'd love to hear them!