Jaali and Ambaa live in a large cage divided into two separate living areas
by wire mesh. There had been very little sign that they will become friends and
be able to be share the whole cage but Jaali has recently moved his nest so it
is right alongside Ambaas. Ambaa is not too pleased at this new
After being clean out and given new bedding both rats spend an hour or more
sorting out their houses and making new nests. They are very fastidious about
how they build their nest and will keep moving bits of bedding untill they are
happy with the result. Usually they build their nests in exactly the same place
each time but after their last clean out Jaali relocated his so it was right
next to Ambaas with just the wire mesh between them.
Ambaa became very vocal as he was doing this and shouted and squeaked at him
through the wire but he ignored her. Eventually they both settled down and their
nests have been side-by-side since. Ambaa still protests everytime he gets up or
moves about but she hasnt moved her nest away.