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Welp. I really need to stop falling in love with my snakes' food... So, I guess I got Alya a roommate x3 It's a small rat, that was originally Shiloh's. Usually she gets a medium rat but they were out so we got two small ones. Shiloh was only hungry for one. I gave her the one that bit me... So, I couldn't help but hold the other one and was surprised how sweet she was for a feeder rat. Kinda the same feeling I got from Alya. We'll just call the rat RC for now. I won't actually name her that, it's just to make it easy. So, Alya actually HATED RC. So, I just thought I couldn't have her and would give her up to Shiloh. Shiloh wasn't hungry. I do feel bad for RC because she had a snake in her face, sniffing her... But Jackie really REALLY wanted for me to keep her. I put a crap ton of small holes into what's actually Shiloh's and Zeppelin's feeding container, put some newspaper down and some makeshift hideouts. Aaron was had finished a thing of pringles and I awkwardly asked for it. He was just like, "Uh, it's empty..." and I said I knew and if I could have it. He looked at me weird as I emptied out the crumbs and then cut it up. There's three hideouts for Rc and Alya x3 Later, my mom came home with a cage and bedding for Alya. I was really surprised but my mom was able to get it for $10 (compared to $35 at most pet stores..). I decided to put some cardboard to split them up but when I got back from a party, I saw RC on Alya's side but, no fighting. Btw, Alya would try fighting RC (even bit her... :c) but RC would just try taking cover. All the sudden they get along... So, I removed the cardboard and all has been good between them.
Alya seems to be getting old and I'm afraid she won't live much longer... I do find her climbing around so, I think she's still healthy. But, I got her as an adult and mice live about 2 years in captivity. Rats live 2-4 in captivity on average. I'm not sure if she's young or not. She seems young to me though. If Alya, passes, I will try getting RC another buddy because she seems like she's used to that and I don't want her to get depressed or anything.
Here's some pictures of them and their cage... I'll put them into a "gallery" so you can click to enlarge them.
I put a picture of Alya when I first got her and her now... Does she seem older to you?
Also, depending on lighting their fur is gray/black and RC has some white. What name or name meaning should I give RC? Also, neither understand the little wheel. Could I somehow teach them to use it?