Just a quick note on the rats - they are secure and are given treats and attention when they go into the tube. I was worried that they would be harassed, but it was just the opposite. The rats actually came up to the Harlow and were super friendly and laid back. Donna invited me to visit her rats and I found their conditions to be excellent - large clean cages to move around in, company and consideration for age and status of each rat. She even had a retirement cage for one rat - he was too old to be in with the other rats or be a barn rat, so she provided him a fantastic home with lots of comforts to live out his life.
Now back to Harlow...
When we first got there, our instructor Donna held a rat in front of Harlow. Harlow, we found, is a very quiet hunter. I have to watch for her ears to prick to show me she found something interesting.
|Hi dere, rat. I iz da Harlow. I will be finding you tonight.|
Harlow really enjoyed seeing the rat.
|Really? You like cheez? So does da Harlow!|
|I iz climbing!|
|Da Harlow luvs you.|
|Dis da best, da Momma!|