||Deceased, One year old|
Jones (or Indie for short) was a very affectionate, sociable rat.
When I first brought him home from the pet shop he had a little white patch on
the top of his head, but this quickly disappeared. He was a beige/grey color
and his whiskers were incredibly long - the vet said they'd never seen such
long whiskers on a rat.
He loved human company and would sit on my shoulder while I washed the dishes,
or in my lap when I watched the tv or sat on the computer. He loved having
baths unlike any of my other rats. I used to give his raspberries which I
think he really liked, and he would let me lay him on his back and not try to
squirm or anything, actually I think he was comfortable sitting like that. He
loved getting up to mischief like crawling down my arm when I was cooking to
check out the food and raiding my coffee. He never ever bit anyone and was
the perfect rat.
Unfortunately he had a genetic respiratory problem which eventually led to a
very premature death. He had been on medication for about 3 months which I
had to feed to him twice a day with food. I worked out pretty fast that the
easiest way to feed it to him was to mix it with baby food, which he quickly
became addicted to. I always thought it was very funny having to go to the
supermarket for baby food.
I hope you think he's as adorable as I do, I've had a lot of rats but he was
the only one who really seemed to crave and enjoy human attention.
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