I weighed Babu and Ambaa again tonight. Babu has put on nearly
100g this week and is now nearly 600g. Ambaa has put on slightly
less and is now 50g lighter than Babu. Babu is visible the larger
now. I checked their weights against the records I made of Kali.
My records show that Kali was a lot heavier than either of them
at this age. My records are showing that Kali was more than100g
heavier than Babu at about this age which cant be right. Male
Pouched Rats are bigger than the females. All I can assume is that
Kali was a few weeks older than I thought. Ill double check
all the details and see if I can work out where the difference comes
from. Once I have the accurate figures Ill update the weight
They are still reluctant to come out of their house. I had to do
a lot of coaxing to get them to a position where I could pick them
up. They hated it but I had to do it so they could be cleaned out.
However unlike Kali neither try to bite me. It hasnt occurred
to them yet and I hope it doesnt. They are so much tamer than
Kali was at this stage so Im hopeful that as they get to trust
me they will get tamer and tamer. I will persevere with handling
them. They will eventually learn that no harm will come to them.
Like Kali they are very alert at breakfast time. Theyve already
learnt when breakfast is and they are usually up and about and waiting
when I bring it to them. They will both take monkey nuts from my
hand and Babu will eat seeds from the palm of my hand. Ambaa is
still a bit too shy to do that.