I started to build Kali's holiday house over the
weekend but I need a lot more nuts and bolts than I thought and
I had to stop. I'll carry on this weekend after I've been to the
DIY shops again and I'll take a few pictures of how it goes.
I've had lots of emails about this site now that
its finally up. People seem to like it and find it useful. I've
also had some helpful comments about how to improve it and lots
of requests for more information. Kali, of course, is thrilled to
be so famous and she's now looking for an agent!
Kali continues to get more relaxed when she's
out playing and she's started to exhibit some new behaviours. She
was playing with the furry fringe of the one of the mats I put down
for her, jumping on it and trying to bite it as usual, then she
rolled over and wriggled her back into the mat. She only rolled
over for a few seconds but she's never done this before. She's also
taken to rubbing her chin and cheeks on things as she goes past
them. It looks like she's scent marking but I don't know Pouched
Rats had scent glands in their faces. Some times she'll run along
the length of a room rubbing her chin on the ground as she goes.
She 'asked' to play with her bell on a rope last
night. I leave it hanging from a door handle and she went up to
it and started to pull it around. As soon as I began to jiggle it
around she was tugging on the other end, biting it and running away
then pouncing on it.
I hope this new found playfulness survives the
holiday! Kali's not very good with change but other owners on the
Pouched Rat list say they travel quite well.
Kali's won second prize in a photo competition
run by the Midlands
Rat Club, which I joined earlier this year. The photo will be
printed in the next club magazine.