Um... Hi everyone. This is Skye the rat.
You probably heard, but... My ratty sister, Star, and I are no longer the only females in the rodent gang, since two other female rodents joined the family a little over a month ago. Hard to believe it's been that long already, but it has. Anyway...
Back near the start of April, the human caretakers set up this new cage beside ours, which we thought was strange... Especially since it stayed empty for what seemed like ages and ages (especially to us).
Then, finally, the human caretakers brought a pair of rodents home that looked like nothing we'd ever seen before. They sort of look like a cross between a cat and a rabbit, and are called "chinchillas" apparently.
Here they are... In case you missed when the human caretakers introduced them before...
This is the one called Mollie:
And this is the one called Maizie:
Our gerbil brother, Baggins, and our four degu brothers, aren't very interested in our new chinchilla sisters... Possibly because their cages are further away. But Star and I spend a lot of time watching them, trying to figure them out.
One of them... The one called Maizie... Is interested enough to come say "hi" to us sometimes, but the other one... The one called Mollie... Tends to hang back and watch us from a distance. That's if they do bother to take notice. Mostly they're too busy seeing what else is going on in the world, or playing, to be all that interested in us though. We kind of wish they'd come talk to us more often, but we also enjoy watching them play. You should see them bounce around in their cage... They're nuts!