:Well, Monsieur Garbage Disposal has, for the first time in two years, refused a meal. Actually, he hasn't eaten for about three weeks. He wasn't cooled at all during the winter. Is this normal for male black rats in the spring? He didn't do this last year. He's well over 10 years old, but I've only had him for two years. His previous owners said he stopped eating once until they gave him a gerbil. Weird. :He's probably on the pudgy side anyway and could use a diet:P. Just wanted to see if other black rats were doing the same thing.