Hi everyone! This is Star the rat.
The colder weather is here. Are you ready for it? Have you made yourself a cozy nest like my remaining degu brother, Joshua has? A place where you can snuggle up so snuggly someone would miss seeing you were there if they didn't look closely...
...If you haven't, you may want to think about doing so, especially if you're cold sensative.
Whether you're cold sensative or not though, don't forget to think about how well others who share your home can deal with the cold. Remember that having fur doesn't mean you can deal with really cold temperatures, just as not having it doesn't mean you can deal with really hot ones. Just something for you to think about through the cold months to come... Especially if you have furry family members in your home who may not be able to easily make their temperature preferences known.
If you're not sure what the most comfortable temperature for your furry family members is, ask your vet, or look it up. It's worth the time it will take to do so, since it's just as important to stop your furry family members from getting too cold as it is to stop them getting too hot. Some animals can get really sick if they get too cold, catching things like pneumonia... Or worse!
Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to follow Joshua's example and curl up in a bed of hay. After all, we rats may be able to deal with cold better than some rodents, but we have our limits too. Even my chinchilla sisters, Mollie and Maizie, who can tolerate quite cold temperatures, have their limits. Just bear that in mind, OK?
P.S. The Mummy human says to tell you that the photos of Joshua were taken on Sunday (November 13th) - in case you're interested. Yes, he is in both photos, though you have to look closely to see him in one of them.