One of my pet rats died a while ago. I read that because they form bonds you should show the remaining rats the body of the rat so that they have some idea that they have gone but I don't know how true this is. I did this though and the other rat (who was her sister/from the same litter as babies) sort of scratted her for 30 seconds maybe to try and wake her up I don't know. Then she just went to the other side of the cage and had something to eat.
What do you think went on in her mind I mean did she have some idea that her sister rat no longer existed and gave up but miss d her. Or did she simply think oh there's the rat I know not moving then fully focused her attention on another activity forgetting the rat forever since that moment?
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Do animals grieve, how do they view death? watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-11-2016 19:05
- 04-11-2016 19:06
I know Elephants can mourn the dead.