"The Rat" never ceases to provide non-stop entertainment. He has been moved from the seclusion of Megan's room...seclusion...Haahaa..Yea right! We just got tired of going into her room to watch him.
Well, that and I always felt bad when I would walk past her room and he would be hanging in his hammock staring toward the open door. As soon as he heard someone coming he would run to the edge and grab the bars of his cage. Looking much like a sad, lonely little prisoner.
Yea, and if you buy that routine, I got some ocean front property in Arizona-LOL.
I seriously doubt that any Rock Squirrel in history has been as spoiled as this one. He has trained Megan to dutifully go through his trail mixes and remove the items he has decided he does not care for. Have you ever heard of a squirrel that does not like corn?
I have succumbed to his preferences as well and have resorted to purchasing individual bags of his more favorite nuts and seeds.
NO ONE makes it past his cage with any sort of fresh fruit or produce without making sure to give him his 'share'. His favorites being bing cherries, watermelon and cantaloupe. Strawberries and raspberries are okay, but don't bother handing him a blueberry or blackberry. A couple of nibbles and he just throws it back at you.
Although almost everything he does is amusing, his nightly bedtime routine is absolutely hilarious.
Apparently he is worried that someone is going to steal his food during the night, so every night there is much ta-do made about making sure that his food is covered and properly tucked in...
When he is finally satisfied that positively nothing could dig his food out, he crawls into the rest of the towel that crosses through his hammock and makes a HUGE production of getting comfortable. He will keep at it...twisting, turning, fluffing and arranging his blankie until he is thoroughly frustrated, at which point he sighs repeatedly and resorts to hanging out the side of the hammock. Of course if he really finds it impossible to get comfortable he makes it abundantly clear that Megan is expected to tuck him in. Which she does. Finally happy, he curls into a ball, covers his face with his tail and goes to sleep.
Amazing how a rodent with a fluffy tail has managed to coerce 3 humans to cater to his every need.