Weve all been on holiday. We rented a cottage to which, after some careful negotiation, we were able to take the animals. We all enjoyed the change of surroundings.
As Ambaa and Babu cant be together, because she plays too roughly and he cant look after himself, I had to amend their holiday house so that they had separate areas. They could see and smell each other and they were able to sleep next to each other which they both seemed to like.
They were very well behaved all week except for the very first day when I opened Ambaas travel box to transfer her to the holiday house. As soon as I opened the lid she jumped out and ran round the room. Luckily all the doors were closed but she was not easy to catch. She was disorientated and ran or jumped away whenever I tried to catch or corner her. Eventually she went back into her travel box where I left her for a few minutes to calm down. I then gradually opened the lid again, with the travel box inside the holiday home, and she scrambled out and hid away in her new house.
At the end of the week there was no trouble at all getting her back into her travel box.
Both rats quickly settled down into their usual routine once we were home again.