Rats & New Friends?
I adopted a pair of female rats that were inseperable about 6 months ago. One had respiratory issues & I had been treating her with antibiotics. She seemed to be doing okay. Happy, eating, playing. She passed away Thursday night last week. Ever since, her friend is now alone. At first, she was freaking out. I was able to change up her environment & got her some new toys. I've been trying to give her extra play time with me out of her cage. She's still pretty timid and seems lost without her buddy. Allie is about 16-18 months old. She's currently receiving antibiotics too (just in case). At her age, would she welcome a new companion? Of course I will check with her vet that to make sure she is infection free. If she's fine, would I be better off getting another rat about her size? Or let her stay solo & try to give her loads of attention? This was my first pair of rats that was intended to be a trio. I could never get Aimee healthy enough to introduce a third. Any thoughts/suggestions or advice would be quite welcome! Thanks so much!!
Bettas-Juniper (male), Bentley, Cameron & Emerson (babies)
Horse-Champ (Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred)