Smart Siofra!

Everyone knows that rats are smart; but just how smart are they? Here's an example of what a rat can do when she puts her mind to it!

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Figure 1 Siofra desperately wants to eat the untouched seeds from the top of the seed treat. Even when she stands on her little plastic house, she can't quite reach.
Figure 2 Perhaps if I drag this dish under the house I can add an extra inch of height...
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Ok.. still not high enough. Perhaps if the bowl wasn't lying flat under the mouse house...

Siofra noses her bowl into position under Chateau Plastique

Figure 4 Success! A precariously placed dish, wedged vertically between glass and plastic house, props the house up at an angle and allows Siofra to nibble at leisure.

I wouldn't believe it if I didn't have photos to prove it!