1. blf says

    The mildly deranged penguin has no memory of trying jaffa cake — or indeed any cake — with rat. Or rat — indeed any size rat — with cake. She speculates a rat stuffed with cheese or bacon, served with a cheese or MUSHROOMS! cake, might work, but is still puzzling over the vin — and thinking grog or barley wine might work better. However, she’s never gotten the trick of pan-fried cake, so I suspect the experiment will have more problems than the simple obvious one of being chased by an irritated forty-foot killer rat and a bored wheel of cheese.

  2. Raucous Indignation says

    Who doesn’t love cake? We did a pan cooked take on tarte tatin last night. It was yummy.

  3. says

    Charly, doesn’t seem to have any effect on them at all. They never eat much at a time. Most things seem to have no effect at all. Now, Amelia did love her m&ms, and she had perfected a way of shelling them, so she just ate the chocolate, and left a mostly intact shell. I’ll have to find that photo.

  4. says

    Yep. They thrive on most anything. You can give them chicken bones, too. They have little internal flaps which act as a gate when they are chewing stuff, if they want, so they don’t actually swallow anything nasty. They do eat the chicken bones though, they just pulverize them. They all do have personal preferences. I’ve never had a rat who doesn’t like tea, they all love pizza, and they have firm opinions on steak: ‘mine’.

    One time, we were eating in my studio, and watching a movie, and our first rat, Ash, had pulled Rick’s steak off his plate and had it half way across the desk before he noticed.

  5. chigau (違う) says

    Rats can open brazil nuts, using their jaws.
    I met a couple of humans in the 1970s who could do that.
    Those boys were also … unusual … in other ways

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