Still, I feel like there may be several new followers who don't know who Miss Nibblet was. What a better time to share her than National Pet Memorial Day? Let me start by saying that Nibblet was much different than my current pet rats, Jack and Gus. Having these two really makes me miss my Nibblet. I'm not saying that I don't love them, but they just have very different personalities.
I got Nibblet when she was around 4-6 months old. She was always very curious, sweet, and well-behaved. She was allowed to run around on my kitchen counter top and I never had to worry about her chewing through cords, unlike two other boy rats that have now been banned from those areas.
|Don't worry! I won't chew up your stuff!|
She also NEVER pooped outside of her cage. Again, another bad habit that Jack and Gus have. She came running when called, so I let her roam the living room and kitchen floor on a regular basis. She was always easy to find. She wasn't scared of Shiner at all and actually enjoyed playing with her.
|Isn't that the cutest smile ever?!|
When Nibblet was young, she didn't like to sit still and cuddle much. She'd much rather explore and crawl all over you. When she got older, she was much more cuddly and would actually nudge my hand or nibble my fingers gently for me to pet her. If I stopped petting her, she let me know that I wasn't done yet.
|In the last few weeks of her life.|
Nibblet passed away in April when she was 2 years old. That's the average lifespan of a pet rat. She became ill with an ear ailment that caused her to become wobbly so she couldn't walk straight. She may have also had an upper respiratory infection. We tried some medicine from the vet, but Nibblet became progressively worse, thin, and eventually did pass away.
So to my sweet little Nibblet, I thank you for your devotion and loyalty to me and for being such a wonderful little friend. You were and still are a huge inspiration for me and this blog. You will never be forgotten!
I'd love to hear more about who you are remembering on National Pet Memorial Day. Just leave a comment!