This feels like the day when the babies have turned into little ratlets. They are bimbling around the cage, exploring everything they find and tasting everything too, to see if it’s food. They’re coming to what I think of as the Sylvanian Piranha stage; incredibly cute, but painful too. Those little teeth are needle sharp, and if you put your hand into the warm wriggly heap now you may get a nasty surprise.

18 days