Today's post is just kind of silly and cute. A few weeks ago, I came across a video of a homemade kitten sweater from socks. Adorable!
One of our Facebook followers (Thank you, Betsy.) mentioned that you could do the same thing for rats using baby socks. Brilliant! I have several baby socks with missing partners, so I thought I would give it a try with Jack and Gus for giggles.
I was able to get Jack's purple sweater on him, but Gus wasn't as cooperative so I let him go back to napping. Jack didn't seem to mind wearing the sweater too much, but I don't think he loved it. Darn. So, he just did a quick fashion photo shoot and then the sweater came off.
Doesn't he look so cute and stylish though? ;)
While Jack and Gus probably don't need to wear baby sock sweaters on a regular basis, I can see these being potentially useful for other pet rats. When we used to perform mass removal surgeries on pet rats at the veterinary hospital where I worked, the doctor would usually give the patients a special bandage.
The bandage was typically wrapped around their bodies like a vest. We made sure it stuck to their furs as little as possible. This "vest" was to make sure they didn't chew their sutures out since rats can't wear e-collars. I think a nicely fitted baby sock sweater could potentially do the same job.
But anyways, we hope you enjoyed some cuteness on your Monday!
Do your pets like wearing sweaters? Tell us in the comments!