This article is from the WSSF 2004 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.
By Louise Stack
Simon and Garfunkle, my two adult male rats had never experienced a hammock before, so I hung it up in their cage and placed them in it numerous times. However, they had their own idea on how they wanted to use their soft, fleecy, new hammock and decided not to “hang ten.” To make a long story short, they prefer to use it as a rat blankie. I lay it out flat on a table just outside their cage and at playtime everyday, they venture out of the cage, run over to the hammock, climb inside, and take rat naps. They also enjoy chewing on their new hang-out, but since it’s well made and reasonably priced, I’m not too concerned.