We’ve been terrible rat owners to this current batch. We weren’t so great with the last rescue either. With the cats, it’s just too hard. We could manage when it was Shaz (the first cat) and the rats because Shaz was a kitten when we got her and she is terrified of rats because one bit her tail long ago. It’s just not possible with three cats. So the rats instead just get spoiled with food and good rat company. Only the other day, right after Ella Rose died, Sugar wanted shoulder time. I didn’t even understand what she was asking for because she never interacts with me the times she does have out time. She was the first one to bond at all with me; she trusted me before the other rats. So now I have shoulder time with a rat again.